Ozark authors uplift readers through grief, bereavement in heartwarming hardback novel

OZARK, Mo. — Authors Heather Gilion and Holly Snell announce the nationwide hardback release of their new book, “Dancing on My Ashes: Learning to Love the One Who Gives and Takes Away.”

In “Dancing on My Ashes,” it was only supposed to take a few hours to scout out a good canoe route, but when James Brill and Scott Nesbitt weren’t back in time for dinner, their wives — sisters Heather and Holly Wall — started to pray. They didn’t stop — even when the bodies of their beloved husbands turned up a day later in the rushing river.

“Dancing on My Ashes” is a true story that details the painful passage of two young widows out of the ashes and into their dance with the Almighty God. When tragedy strikes, people often discover that they have been living with a false sense of who God is, and begin asking questions: Can Christ heal my wounds? Can he really take the ashes of my life and make them a source of beauty?

“Dancing on My Ashes” is a call for people to stop living wounded and to accept the presence of God’s hand in their lives. Are they ready to dance?

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.

Gilion is married to her best friend, Dallas, and is the mother to two wild boys, Noah and Zachariah. The family resides in Ozark, Missouri, where they serve at LifePoint Church. Gilion feels called to write, to speak, and to lead worship all out of from a heart in love with Jesus.

Snell is married to the biggest Mizzou fan, Aaron. They have three children that keep them laughing: Emma with a sweet, gentle spirit; Malachi, who always has a song in his heart; and Ava, who is very opinionated and full of life. The couple resides in Denver, Colorado, where they are the worship pastors of Abundant Life Community Church.

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