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Xulon Title Aids Readers to Regain Focus, Identity During Trials

Bedal cultivates gratitude and trust in God, even when everything has fallen apart

Contact: Shawna Bedal, 480-388-2404, shawna.bedal@gmail.com

CHANDLER, Az., Jan. 23, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- In her new book, When...Hope Reigns - Heartache Turned to Joy, ($12.99, paperback, 9781498409414; $6.99, e-book, 9781498409421) Shawna Bedal speaks to anyone that has endured, or perhaps is enduring, a difficult time in his or her life. The author emphasizes that when we find ourselves in these situations, the tendency is to lose focus, to lose a sense of identity and the purpose for living. However, as experience has taught the author, there is joy to be found in worshipping God in the midst of heartache. Shawna directs her readers to choice Scripture passages, which are as precious as rare gems.

"Human nature leans toward negative thinking in unfavorable conditions," states the author. "In allowing hope to reign, it allows the negative to fall away. We stand taller, we move freely, and think clearly. We allow God to be in control of our mind, our hearts, our finances, and of our families."

Shawna Bedal lives in Chandler, Arizona, with her family of seven. Life is nowhere near perfect, but joy and happiness swell the walls of their home. During the early years of motherhood, Shawna took refuge during the nighttime hours when her family slept. She discovered that she could pour her heart out to God through writing, which triggered a hunger to know Him better. Through her education and a series of hard knocks, she realized that God had given her a gift, a vision, and a mission to share the words that He had given her.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order When...Hope Reigns - Heartache Turned to Joy through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.