Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Book is Perfect Transplant for Spiritually Afflicted Heart

New Book is Perfect Transplant for Spiritually Afflicted Heart

Registered nurse's reflections will impact the way readers live for God

Longwood, FL (PRWEB) May 22, 2008

Many followers of Jesus Christ are experiencing a spiritual disconnect--although they studied His Word, prayed, and believed in Him for miracles, they just don't feel his presence anymore. They are suffering what Xulon author Anne Dutton calls "a spiritual heart attack." Dutton, an RN who works in the coronary unit, understands the care needed to treat most people suffering from heart disease. In her new book, A Heart Renewed (paperback, 978-1-60647-303-0), she helps readers to see a correlation between a healthy physical heart and a healthy spiritual heart through 14 lessons based on the Bible.

Says the author, "Good care of our heart results in strong physical bodies fit for ministry and strong spiritual hearts fit to praise and worship God. Often there is a direct relationship between a hurting heart and heart disease. Sadness, depression, guilt, and loss--among others--cause stress (and) lead to disease and loss of joy. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe there is hope for renewal that brings wholeness leading to productive, joy-filled living. It is then that we are whole persons fit for ministry, service, and praise."

For more than 40 years, Dutton has enjoyed leading Bible studies in her church. It is through studying with people from all walks of life that she saw what she has always known: people need a relationship with Jesus Christ, and knowing His Word leads to knowing His will. To that end, her God-inspired work will help readers to find the close relationship between what they think and believe in their hearts and the effect it has on the way they live for God.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 5,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order A Heart Renewed through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet, and magazine publishing.

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