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Xulon Poetry Book is a Collection of Uplifting Vignettes and More

Mary L.

MAITLAND, FL— Mari L. Brett, Ph.D.’s new book, Embracing by Praying Hearts, ($19.99, paperback, 9781498414326; $9.99, e-book, 9781498414333) contains short stories, poems, and prose inspired by events that took place in the life of the author. The text serves to uplift and provide the reader with direction from a spiritual perspective. The relatable musings build a figurative road map to wisdom, encouragement, and enlightenment.

“Life will always have its twists and turns, but our faith and prayers will give us the strength to continue this journey with hope in our hearts,” states the author. “This book is newsworthy to all audiences as no one is left out when challenges occur; we just need something or someone to understand that there is a force more powerful than we are that we can turn to in these times.”

Mari L. Brett, Ph.D., has lived out the writings in her book, and looking back, she has realized the value of her own life experiences. She is the CEO of Brett Coaching, a nurse, social worker, counselor, psychologist, and a board certified life coach. She is also the mother of three adult children, and has traveled extensively with the Department of Defense (DOD). “Embracing by Praying Hearts” is the author’s third published book.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Embracing by Praying Hearts through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Brett is an AARP Virginia volunteer Community Ambassador.  Her role at AARP includes conducting Life Reimagined workshops.  She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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