Walla Walla Valley native Rebecca Olmstead was to read from and sign copies of her memoir, "Loved So Much, It Hurts: Purpose in the Pain," on March 29 at Barnes & Noble in Kennewick. However, the event was canceled, she emailed.

Once restrictions due to coronavirus are lifted she expects to reschedule.

Her new book is her story of her journey through cancer, her miraculous healing and how God used it to reveal not only himself but who he created her to be.

Olmstead said her book will appeal to anyone who is facing difficult times, pain, or suffering. The story will encourage readers to trust God not only for healing but for greater faith in God's purpose for their lives, she said in a release.

“God's word testifies that he uses adversity to strengthen our faith, sanctify us, and reveal his glory,” she said.

“Learning to submit to God's refining fire with praise and thanksgiving is key to becoming not merely a survivor, but a victor in Christ.”

The award-winning author's work has appeared in Focus on the Family's Clubhouse, Jr., Live, The Upper Room, Now What?, Houseboat magazine and watchgodwork.com.

She founded Watch God Work Ministries, is a speaker, teacher, wife and homeschool mom.

The book, $21.49 in paperback, published in March, is available at  barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com and xulonpress.com/bookstore.

Find out more about Olmstead at rebeccaolmstead.com.

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