New Xulon Book is a Multifaceted, Real-Life Love Story

Oda shares her account of faith and the true God that loves all of mankind

MAITLAND, Fla., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Patsy Oda's new book, Heart's Desire ($13.99, paperback, 9781628393347; $6.99, e-book, 9781628393354) is an inspiring true story. A young girl decided to put her trust in the invisible God of Christianity and her life, thenceforth, was truly blessed by that choice. That girl developed a personal relationship with her God and He faithfully led her through childhood—to miraculously providing a Christian husband, when it seemed impossible. Through her story, the author desires to impart the message: God loves you and wants you to know Him, personally. He wants to lead you, step-by-step, into His unique plan for your life.


"I believe many people reject Christianity because they have misconceptions of what Christianity is," states the author. "I hope my book would help non-Christian readers come to clearly understand how to be born again and what it means to have a personal relationship with God. I also hope that Christians who are thinking of marrying a non-Christian would see how lonely they would be, if they became unequally yoked to someone who has no reality of God in their life."

Patsy Oda is a Japanese-American, born in a relocation camp in Arkansas during WWII. When she became a Christian at age eight, she found herself "spiritually alone" in a tightly knit, post-war, Japanese community that centered itself in the Buddhist church. Her faith in the invisible, Christian God was challenged from the first day. However, God became more real to Patsy in the subsequent years as her faith was tested. God confirmed through His Spirit, His Word and through experiences that what she believed was true. The author adds, "The authority and certainty with which I write and speak come from sixty-one years of walking with God and from a lifelong passion to communicate the Gospel, clearly and simply, to those who do not know that Jesus is the way to God."

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Heart's Desire through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Patsy Oda, Xulon Press, 866-381-2665,

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