Recent release “For Those Who Weep” from Covenant Books author Rev. Richard Ames is a brilliant account of one’s personal journey throughout suffering and growth laced with words from the Bible and wonderful prayers.
Press Release – updated: Jul 29, 2020 06:00 EDT
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark., July 29, 2020 (Newswire.com) –
Rev. Richard Ames, a retired minister diagnosed with PTSD, has completed his new book, “For Those Who Weep”: a profound inspiration from one man’s life as he recounts his experiences and moves everyone else to deepen their faith in the Lord.
Ames writes, “This book is the story of my very real struggle with suffering. Before I was a Christian, I never questioned ‘why?’ As a young teen, I was incarcerated in the Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center. Homelife had been terrible; this was much worse.
“In the book, I share some of the steps I took to try to understand God in my life, eventually leading to a desire to be a clergyman in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. I tell people that I was called from ‘prison’ to pulpit. Christian ‘love’ was my real struggle. I wanted to know what it really meant.
“Then in September 2012, my wife, Elaine, broke a hip. Soon after complete recovery, she broke the other one. After that, Alzheimer’s set it. Watching her die a bit at a time over an almost eight-year period, I was torn apart and wondered why a loving God allowed this to happen to her and to me. I questioned his love, looked for answers, then I began to understand why a tender forgiving, loving God would allow this to happen. I call what I learned a ‘divine diamond.’
“Spiritually, I rediscovered the phrase, ‘God Is in Charge!’ Though it helped me spiritually, physically I was a wreck, still not completely recovered two years later. (This next sentence is not in the book.) At age ninety, I do golf three times a week, work out at the gym after golf, and am regaining some of my strength.
“I never let the reader forget that I am ‘chief of sinners’ who is fiercely loved and cared for by my God.
“The ‘divine diamond’ helps me look for ways I can be of service and is a guiding light. I’ve limited what it means to me in the book because I believe each of us who weep need to find our own ‘diamond’ and how it can be used by others. Suffering is a real discovery time best left to each to find.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Rev. Richard Ames’ new book is a beautiful memoir about dealing with suffering and finding the light of God throughout this never-ending darkness. Sprawled with biblical inspiration across the pages, readers will find a heartfelt connection with God.
Readers can purchase “For Those Who Weep” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books