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Pastor Says: 'Hurricane Katrina: The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me'

Contact: Adam Cothes, 360-802-9758, adam@winepressgroup.com

ENUMCLAW, Wash., Aug. 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to the US Census Bureau , an estimated 9.7 million people experienced Hurricane Katrina's winds during it’s 2005 landfall. Nearly one million people were uprooted and displaced by one of the deadliest storms in US history; Edward J. Scott was one of those people.

It took away the church where he was pastor, and his congregation disappeared, moving elsewhere throughout the country. Yet in his book "Hurricane Katrina: The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me," he shows not only how he dealt with this tragedy but offers hope to others in the tragedies they face in their lives.

Pastor Scott says, "No matter what happens in life, if you have faith in God and depend on Him, He will bring you through." His book helps to prepare people for the unexpected, shows them how to pick up the broken pieces of their lives, turn disadvantages into advantages, and plan for the future. The goal of his book, says Pastor Scott, is to give people hope. "My goal," he says, "is to help people know that they can overcome anything and everything that happens in their lives. I want them to trust in Jesus Christ."

Knowing that tragedies, like unexpected storms, can hit people at any time, Scott says, "It's not the storms that destroy us; it is the way we respond to the storms. Storms can build strength; they can be used as great stepping stones."

"Don't quit," says Scott in his book. He tells readers how they can stay focused and place their trust in God. He says our hope doesn't spring up from within ourselves; rather, it comes from outside of us. God is the hope giver. As a pastor, now ministering in Dallas, Texas, who also has a daily radio call-in program, he knows the struggles people face and offers help to bring them through.

Not only does Scott deal with the inner struggles that come with such crisis, but he also offers practical advice. He includes a list of twelve things to do before and during a catastrophe, such as having cash on hand, medication, and plenty of gas for your car. He also points out that taking your financial and identification documents will help a person to reestablish in short order.

For more information, or to schedule interviews contact Adam Cothes.