Women’s Book Club
Women of LOTI, do you love to read? Are you interested in exploring your faith in fiction and non-fiction writings sure to stir the soul? If your answer is a resounding YES, consider joining LOTI’s new book club!
Please contact Debra Gilroy or Linda Nelson if you are interested. We will then schedule a brief informational session to set a meeting date and book selection. Our goal is to meet every one to two months. First meeting will be in January 2018
When looking up a completely unrelated Book Club on line I came across your book club. I am emailing you because I believe my most recent book might be a great selection for your club to read and discuss. The publisher is Christian Faith Publishing and they just released the book in addition to a nice little video trailer that they posted to You tube. I put the link here in case you want to see what they did. This story is loosely based on my sister Susi’s car accident and subsequent traumatic brain injury, and her struggles to overcome the challenges that resulted from her injury. She felt so lost at that time and so Lost became the title of my book.
Here is what the back cover of the book says:
After suffering a blow to the head that robs her of herself, the aptly named Faith struggles against almost insurmountable odds to reclaim her self and her life as she knew it. First a disclaimer: although the protagonist in this novel suffers an injury, Lost is not a medical or health book. Rather it is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit that can rise like the proverbial Phoenix after suffering a nearly lethal trauma. Faith is a character who finds herself in a situation that will be identifiable to many readers. Who hasn’t known someone who has suffered a concussion or worse? To find oneself lost in the labyrinth of the mind because the brain has been injured is taking the hero’s journey to a new and challenging level. The hero’s journey resonates in all our psyches and that is why stories like The Wizard of Oz or Star Wars grab at us on a visceral level. Faith’s Call to Adventure is a car accident. She doesn’t have the choice of refusal; instead she is sucked into a new and scary world when life as she knows it disappears. She finds mentors, is tested, and ultimately fights her way back not to her old self, but evolves into someone who has gained knowledge and is better for it. To come to know Faith is to become her cheerleader. Readers will keep reading not only because the writing is compelling but because they want her to succeed. On some level her successes will be their successes no matter what different and challenging paths their own lives follow. Just like Faith, all women deal with the trials and tribulations life tosses their way; and because we are the resilient sex, we are usually better for the experiences. Faith is everywoman.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email.