ECPA's Rush To PressAspire Press Releasing Five New Titles by June Hunt
Best-selling author and founder of Hope for the Heart tackles God’s design for marriage, singleness, and more

Torrance, California – June Hunt counsels thousands of people each year, giving hope, help, practical advice, and scripture-based encouragement. Her own life experiences and painful childhood developed within her a unique sensitivity and heart of compassion for those suffering from brokenness, hurts, or rejection.

With more than 290,000 Hope for the Heart books sold in the past 12 months, June Hunt is one of the most popular biblical counselors in the Christian radio world today. Aspire Press (a division of Rose Publishing) is committed to publishing books that offer Christian solutions to life’s problems.

Compassionate in their approach, rich with scripture, and easy-to-read, June’s 5 new titles cover relevant topics such as Singleness, Friendship, Marriage, Stress, and Reconciliation.

“In a broken world, things break, including relationships,” explains Hunt. “Miscommunication, misbehavior, and misinformation can unravel the tightest bonds and leave emotions out of control.” This is certainly true in marriage where Hunt says the biggest saboteur is unrealistic expectations. In a world where many clamor for happiness at any cost, God wants to replace our pain and failure with a heart overflowing with deep satisfaction and joy.

In her book on marriage Hunt makes it clear what God’s plan was from the beginning: a binding agreement between a man and woman who are legally and spiritually joined together.  Marriage is a lifetime commitment of continually submitting our will to God Hunt explains – a process that entails self-sacrifice and commitment. To those who are single, Hunt says “you don’t need someone to complete you.” The problem with the mindset that singles are “incomplete” is that it implies they are not a whole person, a notion Hunt steadfastly rejects as patronizing and unbiblical in Singleness: Single and Satisfied.

In her Friendship minibook, she offers us definitions that challenge our narcissistic culture of self interest. “A friend is not your judge and jury. A friend holds your hurting heart” Hunt explains. The basis of genuine friendship she suggests is love united by feelings of affection, loyal support and time spent together. While our temptation is to try and fill our own needs, the opposite is what fosters true happiness: serving others.

Whether relationships, finances, a job, poor health, or worry, our lives are often punctuated by stress generated by an increasingly complex world. We struggle with disappointment and strain. In her book on stress Hunt says “your response to stress is what’s most critical.” For most of us stress is the convergence of multiple life challenges –some under our control and some we have little or no control over. How we navigate through these difficult times, relieve the stress, and find peace is exactly what Hunt encourages readers to embrace.

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