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Local residents invited to free book launch event for ‘Sheroes of the Bible’

// Family-friendly event to include book signing, worship, raffle and photos with characters

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Tacoma-area families can enjoy a free event on Nov. 7 to celebrate the release of “SHEroes of the Bible,” written by Tacoma resident Lauren Nelson. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Destiny City Church, 3102 S. 23rd St. in Tacoma, and will include a book signing, author introduction, raffle, opportunity to take photos with girls dressed as SHEroes, dessert and live worship.

“This book is meant to empower girls to be bold, brave and heroic,” Nelson said. “Other children’s books focused on women of the Bible encourage girls to have Godly characteristics but don’t necessarily move them to take action in their world. I hope this launch event will inspire girls and their families to learn more about the amazing women in the Bible and discover how they can be SHEroes in the world today.”

“SHEroes of the Bible” includes nine stories about 14 women in the Bible’s Old Testament who rose above their fears to answer God’s call on their lives. Through ethnically diverse illustrations and empowering stories, Nelson’s book shows children that God has a purpose for both girls and boys. Nelson is the mother of two young children and the wife of a pastor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in religion with a minor in anthropology from Pacific Lutheran University. She is an experienced foster care case manager and licenses foster homes in the Tacoma area. For more information about “SHEroes of the Bible” or to purchase the book, visit