New Xulon Title Urges a Foundation in God, and Overcoming All Reid pens a relatable novel, which brings about a renewed hope in readers

MAITLAND, Fla., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Charlene Arseneau Reid's new book, A Paper Bag For Anna (paperback, 9781629523699; e-book, 9781629523705) encompasses courage, compassion, and hope in a time of tragedy. The story told within the pages of this book is a prime example of God's transformative love, as one comes to terms with reality.

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"Facing life's difficulties and challenges can be overwhelming, and often the fear of facing the circumstances keeps us from moving forward," states the author. "This book shows how having the courage to confront these difficulties can transform them into life-giving hope. Just surviving without dealing with the underlying issues leaves a vulnerability inside that can be triggered and cause us more times of despair."

Charlene Arseneau Reid, of Nova Scotia, Canada, grew up in an abusive environment where she learned at a very early age how to dissociate from things that were happening to her. Survival was a way of life throughout childhood, the teen years and into early adulthood. This survival tool carried on into her later life, and became debilitating, as she would get into a situation and "move on" instead of dealing with the reality. With a diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder in 1995 from an excellent and trusted Christian counselor, and finally surrendering to Christ as Lord and Savior in '97, she is finding her way slowly through the maze of her past. Piecing her life together and experiencing life-altering changes, she is being transformed instead of merely surviving.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet and magazine publishing. Retailers may order A Paper Bag For Anna through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through, and

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