Houston, TX (USA), July 17th, 2013 -- Author Elizabeth Kail Arnita says everyone has fears to face and her newest book Be Brave Bettina offers a lesson in how to overcome them. Her character, Bettina, is a caterpillar afraid to become a butterfly. The transformation is a long and seemingly impossible journey.
“Through the encouragement of her new friends, Bettina faces and overcomes the fear that once threatened to keep her from becoming who she was made to be,” Arnita said. “I have firsthand experience with facing a paralyzing fear while struggling to overcome shyness and insecurity,” she said. “But by facing the fear and recognizing that the ‘what ifs’ exist, I have been able to move forward.”
Published through Halo Publishing International, Be Brave Bettina is a story that will help readers recognize that everyone has some level of self doubt, but that each of us also has an inner strength,” said Publisher Lisa Umina.
Arnita said Bettina reflects her reliance on God in all circumstances. “He is always there to offer love and guidance on our journey.” “Be Brave Bettina gives an example of how God will never leave us or forsake us, especially when we are going through difficult times.”
Born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the author is the youngest of 12 children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh where she met her husband, Shadi. They have four children, reside in McMurray, Pennsylvania and are members of the Bible Chapel. Elizabeth and Shadi founded and manage a non-profit organization that funds and supports children who experience the cruel and harsh reality of poverty. Welcome the Children is assisting youngsters in Kenya and Panama where more than 500 students are given an opportunity to better themselves through nourishment provided for their body, mind and spirit, Arnita explained. Proceeds from Be Brave Bettina and the author’s first book, Baby Come Home, support the efforts of Welcome the Children.
To learn more about the Arnitas’ mission, visit http://www.welcomethechildren.org. To reach the author, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (724) 969-0891. To order copies of Be Brave Bettina, visit http://www.halopublishing.com.
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