ASHLAND, Ohio – April 19, 2022 – (
Josianne Stone, a 94-year-old woman with an incredible life of accomplishments has completed her new book, “From War to Peace by HIS Grace”: a compelling collection of reflections from throughout her life.
Stone shares, “Different from other books, this is a collection of memorable episodes written in a few words accompanied by an illustration, because drawing is my favorite activity. The book begins with my early childhood to inform you of what life was like as a granddaughter of two coal miners and a daughter of a blue-collar worker—frugal and simple.
World War I had left deep, deep scars on our people, but they made the best of the remnants. In the early 1930s, rumors of another war, unemployment, and lack of hope made life difficult. At the age of ten, I was separated from my parents. Fear and sadness replaced the joy of childhood. Then World War II broke out in Belgium, where I lived, right in the center of the conflict. The memories of World War I’s cruel years had instilled much fear in the younger generation. This war was different, but by no means less barbaric. The four years of the Nazi occupation brought us a lot of grief!
In 1944, the war was over. I knew I wanted to follow my dream and study fashion in Paris, but on my return home, circumstances took me in a completely different direction, not forcefully but painfully—going to America, leaving my beloved country and all those with whom I had shared those hard times and loved so dearly!
Life can be a very painful journey and brings us much discouragement until we discover the greatest hope in life: salvation that is only offered to us by God through his Son, Jesus Christ. As I created each page, I was reminded how much God our Creator loves us, always by our side ready to respond to our every need with great faithfulness. Life with God is so much more meaningful and fulfilling, and true peace is found only in Him.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Josianne Stone’s new book offers inspiration in the brilliantly vivid illustrations alongside the incredible journey that has been her life.
Readers can purchase “From War to Peace by HIS Grace” at bookstores, online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon and Barnes and Noble or on Josianne’s website at gtgcreations.com where her artwork is also posted for all to see.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
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Author Josianne Stone’s New Book, ‘From War to Peace by HIS Grace’ is an Incredible Memoir of Brilliant Illustrations That Represent a Life Well Lived