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Campbell publishes book

Local resident Eric Campbell can now add “Author” to his list of many jobs he has. Born and raised in Walterboro, the community has watched Campbell grow into the person he is today. If you ask Campbell to tell you about his numerous jobs he works he will simply tell you, “I serve people.” Currently Campbell is a father, a pastor at Word for life Ministries, a hospice liaison for Amedysis, a real estate agent, and now a published author.

It all started with a sermon he preached in 2011. “After church service that day, I felt compelled to sit down and starting writing about the sermon. It was based off of personal experiences I was having and I just felt like others could benefit from me sharing,” said Campbell. He had been training for a marathon and developed a stress fracture in his left foot. The injury was a major blow seeing as how he had worked so hard but would have to allow his body time to heal before continuing. The fact was, he had a stress fracture but he knew he had to get past the fact and move on. Campbell talks about how Abraham and Sarah got past the fact they were beyond child bearing years and had baby Isaac. They believed with God all things are possible and they relied on their 3rd eye, which is faith.

Campbell titled his book “Getting Past the Facts: Don’t let someone’s opinion become your facts.” Campbell says he wanted his message to reach a larger audience than just those who sit in the pews of the church where he is a pastor. The self help book is religious based. “Writing the book was the easy part,” said Campbell. He worked on writing on and off from 2011-2014 when he completed that part. He laid it to the side and did not move forward until this past fall when Shiela Keaise asked him to review her latest book. He told Keaise about his book and began asking questions about the process of publishing. Keaise informed him that she was a publisher and the two decided to join forces to get the book into the hands of readers. From editing, to marketing and publishing the process took less than a year.

Campbell wrote the book just like one of his sermons. First there is a title then they are bullet points. Each chapter of the book represents a bullet point. There is also space at the end of each chapter for the reader to write down some notes of self reflection. Campbell describes the book as “an easy read that can be picked up and read at any point in someone’s life.” He expects the book will be a blessing to all who will read it. He says “Most people believe there is a God but most people don’t believe him.” He hopes this book will help people believe God and his word.

As for now, the book can be purchased online at Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles and most book vendors. He is working with local stores to try and get some copies available for local purchase. A book signing will take place at the Bedon-Lucas House on September 22, 2018 and books will also be available for purchase during that event.

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