KNOXVILLE AUTHOR PLANTS HOPE AMID TRIALS WITH RELATIONSHIP, DISEASE IN NEW BOOK

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Author Rebecca VanDeMark announces the nationwide release of her inspiring new memoir, “December Caravan.”

December Caravan” is a collection of personal short stories, encouragement and inspiration on the concept of hope and an ever-present God despite difficult circumstances.

Throughout the book, VanDeMark shares stories from her life, specifically over a five-year period that started in 2008, when her world crumbled after her fiancé walked out on their relationship and their wedding, which was to take place a few months later. Within the next months and years, VanDeMark experienced extremely difficult circumstances of loss, including finding out that her health was deteriorating due to advanced late-stage Lyme disease and cancer.

December Caravan” tells the stories of trials and hope despite many difficult situations. The author shares her foundation of hope for those who are hurting and the beautiful knowledge of learning the Lord’s constant love despite heartbreak and loss. This book will encourage readers to run back to the heart of God and to find hope and joy in his Word.

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.

VanDeMark is a writerspeaker and blogger, who loves Jesus, life and the miracle of hope. She is the founder of Grace Engaged, a ministry for High School women and Lyme Caravan Foundation, an organization that provides support for those with Lyme Disease. VanDeMark also owns a handmade company which donates a portion of all its proceeds to charity. VanDeMark holds degrees from Cedarville University and Regent University and a graduate certificate from American University. Before fighting health issues, she worked in Washington, D.C. with two nonprofit organizations and later taught high school history and Bible classes for seven years. VanDeMark loves celebrating the beauty of the ordinary each day as she fights advanced Lyme disease and cancer in addition to other health issues.

(Press Release Originally Posted on Tate Publishing Website)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 27, 2016

Contact: Rebecca VanDeMark

                rebeccavandemark@gmail.com


First Book on Hope for Lyme Patients Released

Path of Hope, by: Rebecca VanDeMark

At a recent Lyme Disease conference it was stated that “Lyme Disease is the growing epidemic and health crisis of the 21st century”. While not well known and maybe not well handled there are hundreds of thousands of Lyme Warriors that struggle each day just to live. Many of them cannot get out of bed due to extreme and debilitating fatigue and pain. Many are lying in hospital beds with doctors who don’t know what to do. Many others are struggling emotionally under the weight of loss. Many others feel completely isolated and forsaken. In the midst of all of this there is a voice and a helper that calls through the dark night and says that He will never abandon or forsaken us. But in the midst of sickness and pain it is hard to sometimes know how to celebrate the holiday season. 

“Path of Hope”, written by Rebecca VanDeMark, is a thirty-one topic prayer and reflection devotional for those fighting Lyme Disease and their loved ones specifically addressing the topic of hope. Spoken from a heart of compassion and understanding, Rebecca understands the Lyme Disease journey well as she saw over 273 medical practitioners before being correctly diagnosed with Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease.

Rebecca states in her introduction, “The book that you hold in your hand has been written from my heart. I found out I had Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease the day after my 33rd birthday. For the previous six years prior to that day I had experienced a myriad of intricate and confusing health symptoms that never made sense to any doctor. I had spent hundreds of hours traveling across the United States talking and consulting with some of the best in the country. No answers came and I was eventually told that either (a) this was “in my head”, (b) I had a very “complex case” of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (for which I had been diagnosed for) or (c) “stress was contributing to these issues”. Finally, after seeing 273 doctors in one year, seven years of searching, hundreds of invasive and painful tests, and thousands of prayers, I was correctly and accurately diagnosed with Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease. On this journey with our disease we may experience feeling hopeless about the present and the future, but our God of hope quietly and tenderly reminds us to hope even when everything feels hopeless. I have always found great comfort in the Psalms, but none so much as since this journey began. As I approach another anniversary of when this season began and everything was shattered, I look back on the now tattered pages of the book of Psalms in my Bible with a smile. These 150 chapters have provided much comfort and hope, especially on days where I felt I could do nothing but cry.”

"Path of Hope: Daily Reflections on Hope from the Psalms for the Lyme Disease Journey " (ISBN: 0-9975361-9-5) is an 92 page devotional. “Path of Hope: Daily Reflections on Hope from the Psalms for the Lyme Disease Journey” can be purchased where books are sold, including Amazon. Rebecca VanDeMark is an author of three previous books, Praying through Lyme Disease, When Light Dawns, and Prayers for the Single Journey. She is also a blogger, and speaker and can be found at her website: www.rebeccavandemark.com and her blog: www.caravansonnet.com.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: November 26, 2015

Contact: Rebecca VanDeMark

                rebeccavandemark@gmail.com


First Advent and Christmas book for Lyme Warriors Released

When Light Dawns, by: Rebecca VanDeMark

At a recent Lyme Disease conference it was stated that “Lyme Disease is the growing epidemic and health crisis of the 21st century”. While not well known and maybe not well handled there are hundreds of thousands of Lyme Warriors that struggle each day just to live. Many of them cannot get out of bed due to extreme and debilitating fatigue and pain. Many are lying in hospital beds with doctors who don’t know what to do. Many others are struggling emotionally under the weight of loss. Many others feel completely isolated and forsaken. In the midst of all of this there is a voice and a helper that calls through the dark night and says that He will never abandon or forsaken us. But in the midst of sickness and pain it is hard to sometimes know how to celebrate the holiday season. 

“When Light Dawns”, written by Rebecca VanDeMark, is a forty topic prayer devotional for those fighting Lyme Disease and their loved ones specifically addressing the holiday season. Spoken from a heart of compassion and understanding, Rebecca understands the Lyme Disease journey well as she saw over 273 medical practitioners before being correctly diagnosed with Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease.

Rebecca states in her introduction, “The book that you hold in your hand has been written from my heart. I found out I had Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease the day after my 33rd birthday. For the previous six years prior to that day I had experienced a myriad of intricate and confusing health symptoms that never made sense to any doctor. I had spent hundreds of hours traveling across the United States talking and consulting with some of the best in the country. No answers came and I was eventually told that either (a) this was “in my head”, (b) I had a very “complex case” of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (for which I had been diagnosed for) or (c) “stress was contributing to these issues”. Finally, after seeing 273 doctors in one year, seven years of searching, hundreds of invasive and painful tests, and thousands of prayers, I was correctly and accurately diagnosed with Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease. The Advent season is a season of waiting and a fascinating and inspirational season for Lymies who are in the midst of a fight for their health and waiting for healing to come. Like those who have gone before us and fought the good fight we can find inspiration and encouragement in this season knowing that the God of light came in the darkness. May we find everlasting peace and hope in this season as we celebrate the birth of our King as the true light of lights has dawned.”

“When Light Dawns” can be purchased where books are sold, including Amazon. "When Light Dawns" (ISBN: 0692569456) is an 110 page Christmas devotional. Rebecca VanDeMark can be found at her website: www.rebeccavandemark.com, her blog: www.caravansonnet.com, and on social media.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: February 13, 2015

Contact: Rebecca VanDeMark

                rebeccavandemark@gmail.com


“Prayers for the Single Journey” released

Prayers for the Single Journey, by: Rebecca VanDeMark, MPA

How do singles navigate the single journey while their hearts long for their other half? How do they live fully in the present while they long for a future day? These and other questions plague the single along with a host of different emotions and situations. This book is designed to encourage the single, lead them to scripture, and remind them that they are not alone in this season. 

“Prayers for the Single Journey”, written by Rebecca VanDeMark, is a fifty-two topic prayer devotional for those who are walking the single journey. Spoken from a heart of compassion and understanding, Rebecca lovingly addresses many topics that singles deal with each and every day.  

Rebecca states in her introduction, “The book that you hold in your hand has been written from my heart. The topic of singleness is a subject that is near and dear to my heart as a single lady approaching her mid-thirties. There are a lot of wonderful and well-written books on singleness, but very little on the subject of prayer specifically related to walking the single journey. My hearts desire was to offer scriptural encouragement through the many difficult and changing emotions of walking the single journey no matter the age of the reader.”

“Prayers for the Single Journey” can be purchased where books are sold, including Amazon. "Prayers for the Single Journey" (ISBN: 978-0692380024) is a 134 page prayer devotional. Rebecca VanDeMark can be found at her website: www.rebeccavandemark.com, her blog: www.caravansonnet.com, and on social media. Rebecca is also the founder of SEEN Gathering, a chronic illness ministry, which can be found at: www.seengathering.org.

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10 DAY RANKING ON AMAZON

Date: November 25, 2014

Y'all I am so humbled and excited to share that I received word this morning that out of 8 MILLION paper back books, "Praying through Lyme Disease" is currently ranked 198,432 on Amazon!!! It is unbelievable to me that for such a little book it is ranked so high!!!! I was speechless when I found this out that after only 10 days of being on the market (and for being such a "niche" book) it was ranked this high! THANK YOU so much for spreading the word on this book, for purchasing it, and for being so supportive of this journey! My prayer is that every person reading this book will be drawn closer to the heart of God. Would you join me in that prayer?

Thank you again! If you are looking to purchase the book you can buy it where books are sold and find it on Amazon HERE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: November 20, 2014

Contact: Rebecca VanDeMark

                rebeccavandemark@gmail.com


First book on Prayer and Lyme Disease released

Praying Through Lyme Disease, by: Rebecca VanDeMark, MPA

At a recent Lyme Disease conference it was stated that “Lyme Disease is the growing epidemic and health crisis of the 21st century”. While not well known and maybe not well handled there are hundreds of thousands of Lyme Warriors that struggle each day just to live. Many of them cannot get out of bed due to extreme and debilitating fatigue and pain. Many are lying in hospital beds with doctors who don’t know what to do. Many others are struggling emotionally under the weight of loss. Many others feel completely isolated and forsaken. In the midst of all of this there is a voice and a helper that calls through the dark night and says that He will never abandon or forsaken us. But in the midst of sickness and pain it is hard to sometimes know how to pray through the scriptures of the Bible. 

“Praying Through Lyme Disease”, written by Rebecca VanDeMark, is a thirty-one topic prayer devotional for those fighting Lyme Disease and their loved ones. Spoken from a heart of compassion and understanding, Rebecca understands the Lyme Disease journey well as she saw over 273 medical practitioners before being correctly diagnosed with Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease.

Rebecca states in her introduction, “The book that you hold in your hand has been written from my heart. I found out I had Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease the day after my 33rd birthday. For the previous six years prior to that day I had experienced a myriad of intricate and confusing health symptoms that never made sense to any doctor. I had spent hundreds of hours traveling across the United States talking and consulting with some of the best in the country. No answers came and I was eventually told that either (a) this was “in my head”, (b) I had a very “complex case” of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (for which I had been diagnosed for) or (c) “stress was contributing to these issues”. Finally, after seeing 273 doctors in one year, seven years of searching, hundreds of invasive and painful tests, and thousands of prayers, I was correctly and accurately diagnosed with Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease. While my family and I rejoiced that there was finally an answer, I also experienced a range of emotions as I was furious with the medical community and overwhelmed with where to go from that point on.”

“Praying Through Lyme Disease” can be purchased where books are sold, including Amazon. " Praying through Lyme Disease" (ISBN: 978-0692299340) is an 82 page prayer devotional. Rebecca VanDeMark can be found at her website: www.rebeccavandemark.com, her blog: www.caravansonnet.com, and on social media. Rebecca is also the founder of SEEN Gathering, a chronic illness ministry, which can be found at: www.seengathering.org.

 

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