Danville author encourages readers to explore individual gifts through motivating poems in new book

DANVILLE, Calif. — This week marks the nationwide release of “I Bid Thee Welcome,” an inspiring new book by author Brenda Kennedy.

In “I Bid Thee Welcome,” the author poses this question to her readers: Did you ever wonder about the things that you can do better than anyone else? These are called gifts. Gifts don’t always come wrapped with pretty bows. Some things are hard to wrap — like a smile or a kind word.

I Bid Thee Welcome” is written to help you recognize things in a different way and to let you know that God has given you many, many gifts. Find, appreciate, be thankful for them and enjoy.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Born and raised in the California sunshine and knowing that Jesus was God’s son was enough for Kennedy’s formative years. It was later in life that she found the meaning of a personal relationship with him and knew that her quest was just beginning.

Kennedy, who was married for 25 years to a wonderful man and became a widow at 45, is a mother to a son and a daughter. She has written poems occasionally but seldom shared them with anyone until she wrote a card to her father. The response was not expected, and both her parents urged her to do something with her poems. Kennedy is based in Danville, California.

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