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Amidst Loss and Ashes, Widow Finds God's Rose

Contact: Abigail Davidson, Publicist, WinePress Publishing Group, 360-802-9758, abigail@winepressgroup.com

ENUMCLAW, Wash., Aug. 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- When Debby Fields Jones' husband Eddie died of cancer in 2005 her joy turned to grief in the hearthfires of human suffering. Thrust into mourning and uncertain why this loss had even struck her, she struggled to accept the pain of widowhood.

"It can be a daunting task to search for a bright spot when your plans have "gone up in smoke," Fields states frankly, admitting to the full range of emotions she endured. Yet obedience to wait on God produced surprising peace--and, eventually, a manuscript! Slowly she began to perceive her Creator's ability to birth a new season from the ash heap of what had been.

In "A Rose Among Ashes" Debbie recounts her touching, true story and unveils a virtual roadmap for grief recovery in the Lord. Starting at the "hearth of the heart," then examining the "pile of ashes" within it, she illustrates the process of confronting loss head-on and of moving ahead through tearfulness, showing you how to make right choices at each step of the journey forward.

"It is sometimes difficult to accept that blessings can be found amidst life's trials," explains the author. "I wanted to encourage others and provide a blueprint for finding those blessings, even within the wreckage of our broken plans. So often, God has something special for us, even when we can't imagine a bright outcome," says Fields-Jones.

Readers are invited to envision a "rose garden in the ruins" and to pick from among the hidden blessing a loving Lord has, surprisingly, tucked within it.

"Only a rose of God could exist in a pile of ashes," the author says, "and therein is the miracle: There's always a rose inside...somewhere."

In other chapters, Jones' poignant personal stories show how to prepare for the trials and losses of life, where God meets us in the ashes and in the roses. This Piedmont, Alabama, church soloist and award-winning public speaker inspires readers to use faith as a compass to find their own roses--and tells what to do with the ashes.

For information, a review copy or to schedule interviews please contact: Abigail Davidson by phone at 360.802.9756, by email at abigail@winepressgroup.com or by fax at 360-802-5748.