Hixson Author Summarizes Own Renewal In New Book

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

”Alive and Tripping” by author Gene Guin is his personal memoir involving his transformation. In his book, he entails his experiences from his addiction to how his faith in God changed his ways.

The review said, "The book won’t answer any questions about the changes on anyone’s walk with God; it’s about starting the walk with God. “Alive and Tripping” details Mr. Guin’s addiction and how he managed to break free from it in a simple heartfelt way that anyone can identify with and then goes on to simply explain some of the basics about his walk with God. It simply shows that if God can do it to him, as messed up as he was, God could do it to anybody.  Faith is all it takes to seek God’s grace. It sounds too simple, but that is the beauty of it. God doesn't want a bunch of scripture-spouting experts; He just wants people who can see the invisible do the impossible. Mr. Guin believes this book can help anyone understand.""

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.


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