Author testifies how turning to Christ provides more spiritual treasure than earthly riches
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GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 30, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Matthew Chavis was reveling in success and enjoying the good life until evil sent his affluent world crashing down. Sin disguised as contemporary norms lured him down a harrowing descent into empty darkness, nearly destroying him physically by substance abuse, disintegrating his marriage and devastating his million-dollar practice. Only through God's love, mercy, and grace was Chavis able to vanquish his demons and find peace with the Lord and himself.
He now chronicles his transformation in the novel OLD HIGHWAY 316 released by Christian publisher Westbow Press.
"My spiritual restoration had been a long time coming," said Chavis, "But I have gained so much since turning my life over the Christ." The response to OLD HIGHWAY 316 has been "amazing" according to Chavis. "It is a constant reminder of God's unending mercy and grace," he said. More than worldly success, Chavis' life is now blessed with a resurgent practice and recapture of love and family.
OLD HIGHWAY 316 follows the story of Thomas, a small-town boy with big dreams, as he discovers a variety of obstacles and triumphs in life. Beginning in the quiet town of Lumberton, North Carolina, Thomas finds a life-long friend, achieves massive professional success, and marries his soulmate. Life seems beyond perfect after settling down in nearby Monroe. Rock bottom seems to be the only place that will force Thomas to his knees and to look upward beyond the false pleasantries of life and into the eyes of God.
While the story mimics Chavis' life, it astonishingly was brought to him in a dream.
"The epiphany that God's grace afforded me was so great, I felt the need to share my experience with others," said Chavis. "And what better way than a compelling story with many twists and turns."
Dr. Chavis is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. In addition to running his own chiropractic office, he is an active member of his community and church. Known for his creativity, he directs any praise offered him to God, as the Author of his gifts. Dr. Chavis can be found enjoying his four amazing sons and taking in the beauty of North Carolina, which he calls home.