San Antonio, TX, USA, March 26, 2019 -- In the words of Desmond Tutu, "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." Emerging author Emily Stalder Johnson was in first grade when her teacher assigned her to write a story for a younger student. From that day onward, she hoped and dreamed that she would become an author one day.
Always an avid reader, Johnson, author of "A New Hope: Second Chances and a Forgotten Boy" was 14 years old when a dream gave her an idea for her first book. "I have always loved writing. I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher or an author," said Johnson. "This book is 17 years in the making, and it is very close to my heart."
The story centers around young Dublin Pearson, whose life is suddenly changed for the better when Andy Caldwell saves him from his abusive father and the hopeless life he suffered. Andy takes Dublin in as his own son and shows him love and kindness, teaching him about his horses and of God. Months later, tragedy strikes and Dublin must decide for himself if he can trust in the Lord.
"Each character in my book has some of myself in him or her, and Dublinís journey toward faith is inspired by my own journey," says Johnson.
Before she came to know God, Johnson says that she would delete her book files and start over. "I want readers to know of my own experience of coming to know the Lord. I was 27 when I came to know Him."
Publisher Lisa M. Umina comments, "Emilyís book is a touching tribute to all families that are brought together by Godís will. One of the main messages I took away from this book was how powerful God is and how belief in Him has the power to change lives."
For more information about Emily Stalder Johnson, visit http://www.halopublishing.com. "A New Hope: Second Chances and a Forgotten Boy" is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Hardcover, Paperback, and as an e-Book.
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