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Several years ago I learned that self publishing was available, and thought that some day I should put together all of the stories that my Dad wrote himself about his life growing up in The Depression and sailing around the world during WW II. Little did I know that his stories would only be the first half of the book! When he passed away in 2012, we began receiving clear signs from God. Not only did I see them, but so did family and friends. We had around 21 “big signs”, but then we kept receiving more and more, and I have not tried to count them all! One of my signs told me to write them down. So I did!

- Paula

They are the stories of her father: stories of travel, of poverty and of faith in God through every season in life. In her first book, God Signs & Dad Stories, Christian author Paula Pettis memorializes the memory of her late dad, Russell Pettis, through collected stories of his life. The first section of the book chronicles Russell’s upbringing in Wisconsin during the Great Depression, when poverty was prevalent but family love abounding, as well as his time spent sailing in the Merchant Marines during World War II and later in other branches. Paula presents a touching tribute to her father in the second half of the book, recalling the months spent caring for her aging parent in hospital ICUs and through countless doctor visits. Yet through prayer, support from loved ones and unexplainable signs from God, she created treasured moments with her earthly father that celebrated her Heavenly Father.

- Xulon Press