Local Author’s Controversial Book Becomes One-Of-A-Kind Retreat

Dec. 28, 2006 – DOLTON, IL – Controversial author Rev. Patrice Turner, author of the autobiographical book Muslim To Minister released a new book entitled, Show Yourself Friendly (ISBN:0-9729008-7-X) in 2005. Controversial and popular, this attention-grabbing book has been parlayed into a friendship retreat.

Show Yourself Friendly has been called controversial because of its frank manner of assessing friendship in and outside of the church. Do you have a friend who has stuck with you through thick and thin? Here’s a chance to celebrate that friendship. Do you have a friend whose friendship has unexpectedly shored you up at a difficult time? Here’s a place to thank God for them.

Have you ever had a friendship that unexpectedly fizzled out? Here’s a chance to find out why and to learn how you can resurrect it. Have you ever had a friendship end on a bitter note? Here’s a place where you can uncover the hurt and find restoration and healing.

Says the Author and Retreat Administrator, “Friendship is one of our most natural desires. It offers us companionship, camaraderie, closeness, familiarity, alliance and allegiance. The main thing most people assume is present in most friendships and therefore forget to look for is loyalty. Loyalty has taken some friendships to the level of familial love. The lack of loyalty, however, has taken some friendships to the edge of bitterness, envy, anger, animosity and open hostility.”

There are many different types and kinds of friendships. This retreat will share God’s original design for friendship and explore its benefits. The retreat will also acknowledge the reality of toxic friendships and examine ways to avoid falling victim to them.

The Show Yourself Friendly Retreat will be held January 26-28, 2006 at the beautifully appointed Wyndham O’Hare Hotel located at 6810 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL near O’Hare airport. Attendees arriving on Thursday night will receive a complimentary spa night featuring Warm Spirit spa products.

For more information or retreat registration visit www.syfretreat.com or call (773) 209-2101.

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