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Carolina Author Pens Book for Grieving Spouses Praised by Leaders in the Christian Community

Contact: AnnaMarie Cantrell, 864-504-5616,
GREENVILLE, S.C., March 8, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- After the sudden loss of her childhood sweetheart, Jan Teel-Nealis was left to pick up the shattered pieces as a widow with three sons and a daughter. The Charlotte businesswoman, public speaker, and now author has written a new book aimed to help bring healing to those who have lost a loved one. "Grieving by the Numbers: Glimpses of Glory" will be released this month.

"Grieving is not something you get over, it is something you get through," said Teel-Nealis.

Following her husband's death, she began journaling through a weekly post on social media. She discovered the Biblical relevance of each week's number and shared with her followers how these revelations guided her in the emptiness left after losing her childhood sweetheart and best friend. "I found that God's Word is rich in symbolism and revelation which brought me comfort and hope," said Teel-Nealis. 

After the first few entries, she received numerous requests from others who were also suffering from the loss of a loved one to share her journey. She has since amassed an impressive following on social media.

"Grieving by the Numbers" is an intimate journey that traverses those first critical hours following the pain of loss. The aftermath of that event segues into the exploration of a second act. A supernatural trip to Ireland led Teel-Nealis to open her mind up to imagine a new beginning. "It wasn't what I had planned, nor even what I had imagined, but God had a Divine outcome that I am still watching unfold as He has turned my mourning into laughter." 

Teel-Nealis and her book have already received some stellar reviews by notable leaders in the Christian community. Founders of Anothen Mark and Julie Appleyard said, "Jan has done everything differently. Opposite. Untraditionally. 'Anti-culturally' if you will… Her resolve to let others in on her process has been rewarded with a depth and richness of relationship with others that has been surprising."

Jason Clark, author of "Prone to Love" and "God is (Not) in Control," praised the work stating, "'Grieving by the Numbers' is a masterpiece on the healing and redemptive nature of God's love in the midst of sorrow."

"I want to infuse hope into the hurting. It is my greatest desire to inspire those who have lost a close family member to dream again, to dance again, and to risk trusting your heart to love again," said Teel-Nealis.