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Former Mega-Church Leader Reveals Willful Act of Courage in Powerful New Tell-All Book 'The Wall: Disaster Or Destiny? Lessons From Life's Crossroads'
Contact: Phyllis Caddell-M, Publicist, 626-831-1299

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- After hitting rock bottom and living through many speculations, innuendos and rumors, former mega-church pastor Bishop Rick Hawkins releases the anticipated tell-all book, 'The Wall: Disaster or Destiny? Lessons From Life's Crossroads,' to encourage, inspire and renew.

Described as a 193-page account of his seven-year climb out of despair, Hawkins uses his downfall as an auto biographical-testimony on the mid-life madness that everyone faces, yet is too scared to address. He tackles hard topics concerning seasons of life and fearlessly puts his own life on display to produce "Lessons from Life's Crossroads."

Developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst Erik Erikson coined the term "midlife crisis" more than 30 years ago and whether the midlife transit is traumatic or just tricky, when you're a mega-church leader, husband and father, its no laughing matter.

In Hawkins case, hitting the wall resulted in his marriage of 27 years ending, church congregation members leaving in droves, and him having to endure a season of grief and flack concerning an innocent relationship with a renown- female ministry figure.

In the book Bishop Hawkins takes the reader on an emotional healing journey from his initial crash, his collision with the wall, and hitting rock bottom to the meaning of real friends, understanding recovery, renewed strength and so much more.

"Colliding with the wall causes different reactions for everyone, even if the very path leading to impact can have similar signposts for so many," states Hawkins. "Two things you can depend upon: Everyone remembers the moment they hit it; and once they do, they will be forced to reckon with the dizzying aftermath of its soul-crushing..."

The Wall: Disaster or Destiny? Lessons From Life's Crossroads is available in print at Amazon.com and is also available as an e-book for the Kindle, the Nook and all Apple devices.

For more information please visit www.rickhawkins.org or www.kens5.com/news/Man-in-the-mirror-Former-SA-church-leader-tells-how-his-life-fell-apart-246607611.html

The Wall: Disaster Or Destiny? Lessons From Life's Crossroads
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: eGen Co. LLC (February 20, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936554755
ISBN-13: 978-1936554751

About The Author
Bishop Rick Hawkins is Lead Pastor of Place for Life Church, formerly known as Family Praise Center, located in San Antonio, Texas and is Chief Executive Officer of The Rick Hawkins Foundation and founder of The School of Excellence in Education, a public charter school with multiple campuses located in the Greater San Antonio area to which he continues to serve as advisor.

With extensive travels speaking throughout the U.S. and abroad, he currently resides in Boerne, Texas, where he spends his leisure time as a loving grandfather to five grandchildren.