Tracey L. Moore
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local Author Seeks to Help Fight the Effects of Fatherlessness in Hampton Roads During Father’s Day Weekend
Fatherlessness is a very prevalent phenomenon in our society today. In fact, according to the U.S. Census, 43% of children in the United States are living in homes without fathers. Tracey L. Moore, poet and author of the book Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth is concerned about the epidemic of fatherless homes in the Hampton Roads area. She expresses an appreciation for organizations that are actively attempting to address the issue through mentoring programs. The Norfolk native relays, “Fatherlessness is the catalyst for so many ills we have in society today. If we could reverse that trend, there would be a huge positive impact on the society at large. If change is going to happen, it’s going to require that we all get involved in some way to attack the problem.” Moore feels that by using her platform as an author to somehow encourage men and support organizations where they volunteer their time to mentor young, fatherless boys, she can make a difference.
On Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 1-3 PM during Father’s Day weekend, the author will host a book signing event for her new book, The Exceptional Man: Love Poems and Inspirational Writings Celebrating Godly Men and Great Relationships. The book signing will take place at Gent’s Men’s Clothing Store located at 880 Military Highway in Norfolk at Military Circle Mall. For each book sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Men of Faith of Virginia Beach (www.http://www.mofvb.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring fatherless young men, helping them to excel academically and encouraging them to become good, upstanding citizens. Therefore, a book purchase will serve as a means for readers to combat the effect of absentee fathers. Door Prizes (Olive Garden and Red Lobster Restaurant gift cards) will also be given away in a random drawing.
During this event, Moore hopes she will be able to inspire people to take action and attempt to positively influence the lives of young men whose fathers are absent. She also wants to celebrate the “exceptional men” who give of their time to help youngsters to have a brighter future. The author contends, “If we can help good, solid men to connect with boys who don’t have a father figure in their lives, we can change the course of those young men’s destinies.”
The Exceptional Man is a collection of poems, prayers, praises and scripturally-based inspirational writings intended to celebrate godly men who live an excellent life, but go unrecognized. The book also relays thoughts about topics that will help Christian men and women improve their love relationships. Thus, both married and single individuals will be able to benefit from the wisdom the book offers. Moore asserts, “Helping marriages to stay strong is another means of counteracting the trend of fatherlessness.” The author also believes readers will glean the ability to recognize the qualities of exceptional men and how they successfully function in good relationships. She states, “These are the type of men who could really make a difference in the lives of boys without fathers.”
The poet likes to call her literary work “Poetry with a Twist.” The “twist” pertains to the unique elements of inspirational pieces, thought-provoking journaling exercises and prayers that accompany each poem. Consequently, those who peruse this literary work will be challenged to think deeply about what they read and apply spiritual principles to their lives and relationships. The passages are intended to encourage, uplift, and inspire men to become their best selves, provide a means for women to express appreciation for the good men in their lives, and help singles to know what criteria to use to choose a good partner. Ms. Moore says, “I believe this unique format—with the help of the Holy Spirit—will be instrumental in ultimately facilitating spiritual growth in the reader, improved love relationships, and the expansion of the body of Christ.”
The Exceptional Man: Love Poems and Inspirational Writings Celebrating Godly Men and Great Relationships (180 pages, paperback, ISBN 978-1499217674, $15.00, VA sales tax included) read excerpts from The Exceptional Man, purchase copies of the book, find out more about the author, or to schedule an interview or a speaking engagement, please visit www.TraceyLMoore.com or call 757-622-1157.
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Tracey L. Moore
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OASIS FOR MY SOUL:
POEMS AND INSPIRATIONAL WRITINGS
FOR SPIRITUAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH
NEW POETRY BOOK WITH A ‘TWIST’
ENCOURAGES, UPLIFTS, AND INSPIRES
In her first book, Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth, Tracey L. Moore has assembled a collection of poems, prayers, praises and scripture-based inspirational writings intended to encourage, uplift, and inspire readers to become their best selves. However, this is not your typical poetry book. Ms. Moore likes to refer to her book as, “Poetry with a Twist.” The “twist” pertains to the novelty of the book that possesses the unique elements of inspirational pieces, thought-provoking journaling exercises and prayers that accompany each poem. Those who peruse this literary work will be challenged to read, think deeply about the passages, and apply spiritual principles on a personal and intimate level. She prayerfully hopes that, through this unique format, spiritual growth will be facilitated, and the poetry will be that much more impactful.
The author wants to minister to the whole person through Oasis for My Soul, and she seeks to engage the readership on three levels: 1) Emotional (through the poems and journaling exercises); 2) Intellectual (through the inspirational pieces); and 3) Spiritual (through the prayers that follow each journaling exercise). Therefore, because the book is balanced and ministers to the emotions, the intellect, and the spirit, it will help the reader to more readily absorb the principles presented and, hopefully, be a catalyst for change.
The ultimate goal of this literary work is to encourage people, through poetry, to desire and develop an intimate relationship with God that will result in spiritual transformation. Ms. Moore relays that she likes to think of her book as “poetry for thirsty spirits.” She sincerely desires that, if reader feel “spiritually dry,” this scripture-packed book will provide an “oasis” for their souls.
Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth (178 pages, paperback, ISBN 978-1478394075, $13.99) is scheduled to be released December 2012. To read excerpts from Oasis for My Soul, purchase copies of the book, find out more about the author, or to schedule an interview with Tracey L. Moore, please visit www.TraceyLMoore.com or call 757-567-0500.
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