Biography Book Focuses on Author's Father, Family

Cora Jewell brings back to life the story of Lawrence Jewell in biography "Larry: "Hell-Bent" Transformed to "Heaven-Sent"" (published by Balboa Press). In the book, readers will witness the story of the transformation of a wild, uneducated young man into a competent self-educated minister, an effective community youth leader and a loving husband and father.

Aside from the author's father, the book also follows her family. It is based from various sources of information: family recollections, Larry's letters, newspaper articles and church records. Through the stories contained in the book, the author wants readers to realize the power of God in transforming lives and as a provider.

An excerpt from the book:
Larry and Mary loved each other, but they were very different. In addition, they faced a big hurdle before they could say "I do." What helped them make the right decision?

"It has been my wish, and it was my father's, that all who read this will know that the same Power-God in the Person of the Holy Spirit-could transform the life of anyone desiring this," the author says.

"Larry: "Hell-Bent" Transformed to "Heaven-Sent""
By Cora Jewell
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781504371735
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781504371742
E-Book | 144 pages | ISBN 9781504372008
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Cora Jewell taught Spanish, English and English as a Second Language (ESL) for many years in Michigan and later at Waynesburg College (now Waynesburg University) in Pennsylvania. For 13 years, she ministered to Hispanic prison inmates. She made short-term missionary trips to Mexico, Japan and Taiwan to help with languages. In 1992, the author attained her doctorate with specialization in teaching ESL and EFL (English as a foreign language). In 2004, she was ordained as a minister in the Evangelical Friends Church. At 91 years old, she published her father's biography.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. - a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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