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Book by local author explores the ability to find peace in Christ after series of losses

A great loss or series of losses doesn’t have to define your life. Local author Gregor Southard shares a collection of blogs he wrote between 2012 and 2014 in his new memoir “Emerging from the Shadows” (published by WestBow Press).

“Emerging from the Shadows” talks about what Southard was going through emotionally and spiritually at the time, and how his faith became stronger through the adversity of losing everything over the course of five years. The entries follow a common theme of finding peace in Christ despite hardship.

Southard wants readers to take away “that peace can be found in Christ no matter what we go through in life.” He adds that “there are tangible answers beyond clichés and Bible verses we get from friends when the answers, though real, don’t give much comfort during times of trials.”

About the Author

Gregor Southard was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. He has a bachelor’s degree in theatre and film from the University of Kansas. While there, he had a “prodigal son” experience and chose to relocate to Nashville after graduating to pursue a career in writing and directing faith-based films. Four of his short plays were produced over the years. The bulk of his career has been in technical production, including a nine-year stint managing live entertainment production for the Ryman Auditorium.

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“Emerging From The Shadows” is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and locally at the Round Table Bookstore in the NOTO Arts District of Topeka.

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