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Miracle Happens at ICRS
(Authors Meet at ICRS 2013 – Release Album Now at ICRS 2014)

Atlanta, GA – Tom Janicik, author of the book titled – Your Gift of Grace ($17.99,  paperback, 978-1-60647-146-3 published by Xulon Press) attended the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in St. Louis, MO during June 2013. While participating in the ICRS Author Avenue’s session, Tom met Joey Nicholson, author of the book titled – Waves of Worship: An Essential Teaching for Worshipers and Leaders ($12.99, paperback, 978-0-984121-0-0 published by EveryShore Publishing). During the show, Tom exchanged books with Joey and asked him to let him know if he got inspired todevelop songs from his book.

Less than a month later, Joey contacted Tom to let him know that he had developed and recorded several songs based on poems from Tom’s book – Your Gift of Grace. In the past year, Tom and Joey have developed 16 songs – 4 songs for each of the 4 Chapters in the book. Tom and Joey will be attending ICRS in Atlanta on June 22 – 25, 2014 and will release their new Worship album titled – “Your Gift of Grace” ($14.99, CD, published by EveryShore Publishing and Gift of Hope Publishing) during this event.

Tom Janicik, author and award-winning songwriter is from Chesterfield, Missouri. Over a decade ago, while struggling through the pain of divorce, he started reading the Bible and created inspired poetry to help facilitate the healing process. His life’s passion is to continue to grow closer to God and to share this experience with others through his writing and to help others. He serves as an active Stephen Minister at his local church and facilitates a Facebook Community group called “Gift of Hope”.

Joey Nicholson, author and musician from Gainesville, Georgia, is also a minister, worship leader, and award-winning songwriter whose music is touching people throughout the world. With over 20 years of experience in worship, Joey teaches and trains worship teams, and ministries at churches, conferences and other venues around the country and abroad.

It’s truly an amazing miracle how God has allowed Tom and Joey to cross paths at the ICRS event and combine their gifts to create music that worships Him!

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Unique Poetry Collection Reveals a Deep Relationship with God

(Prior to being saved, author viewed religion as a social activity)

Take a journey through the struggles and triumphs of life as a Christian in Tom Janicik’s Your Gift of Grace ($17.99, paperback, 978-1-60647-146-3), a new release from
Christian self-publisher Xulon Press. The book contains a unique collection of poems that reflect the author’s deepening relationship with God over several years. Each poem provides a related biblical Scripture and an opportunity for the reader to contemplate their own experiences and relationship with God.

Most of the author’s life, he viewed religion as a social activity or routine with very little meaning or purpose. Not until his darkest hour of need did God connect directly to him, letting Janicik know He truly did exist. Says the author, “[He] instantaneously brought an overwhelming sense of joy during the saddest part of my life, when I began to realize my marriage of almost 10 years was headed for inevitable divorce. Since that time, [He] and I have continued to grow closer each and every day.”

Janicik, a safety and health professional for the past 25 years, has written numerous technical publications. This is his first poetry publication, and the author has high hopes that his book will bring God great joy even after he leaves this world. “May [He] use these words to touch the hearts of those who know [Him] and especially those who don’t know [Him] yet, drawing them ever closer to [His] almighty presence.”