CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "For years, I was hesitant to share my story with even my own family, let alone others. To me, my conversations with God were very personal, very intimate. I don't feel that way anymore. God has blessed me immensely, and I have a moral responsibility to share this blessing with the world. I did so via this book," Brady Shackelford states in his debut book "In God I Trust."
"I have been having conversations with God ever since I was 5 years old," revealed Shackelford. "God has spoken to me more than 20 times - I've lost count as to how many - and I have even spoken to angels on three occasions. I have been blessed with the opportunity to see God's face four times."
Shackelford's 72-page memoir (CreateSpace, November 2011) details the effect that his relationship with God has had on his life, including a difficult childhood. When Shackelford was just 1 year old, his father abandoned the family and for several years maintained an on-again, off-again relationship with the young boy and his brother before permanently leaving for California. When Shackelford was age 8, his mom married another man but the couple fought regularly. Within months, the little boy was praying for an end to the familial strife and asking if his future held anything better.
In the memoir, Shackelford recounts God's message: "Night turned suddenly into day, and ... clouds rolled in from both sides of me at lightning speed. ... a booming voice spoke out from the clouds. It said, '...Things will turn out well for you. However, early in your life, things are going to happen to you that are going to hurt you deeply. Learn from them, and they will turn you into the man that you are going to become.'"
Shackelford's memoir is available for purchase online at http://www.amazon.com/God-I-Trust-Brady-Shackelford/dp/146792900X and http://www.createspace.com/3722674 for $10 and will be available for purchase in bookstores within the next two months.
Brady Shackelford is a 2000 graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. "In God I Trust." is his first published work.
About the Book
In God I Trust.
by Brady Shackelford
Published by CreateSpace
SOURCE Brady Shackelford