When Julia Wells of Silver Springs got a phone call last February from Steve Sauter of the "700 Club," she said couldn't have been more surprised.
Because she had written about him in her self-published book, "Blessed Be," she was to be given a three-night, four-day all-inclusive partners weekend at the Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Va., the home of the Christian Broadcasting network.
Wells was told she would be taken on tours of CBN, be a guest at a 700 Club taping and enjoy a prayer and fellowship time with other Christians including people like Dr. Pat Robertson, Gordon Robertson, Kristi Watts and Terry Meeuwsen.
Wells, 62, is the first to admit that her life story, which is what her book is about, would not be all that interesting if it "weren't for all the miracles."
Her book, "Blessed Be," was released last month through Xlibris, one of the country's biggest self-publishing houses in the country.
"In today's troubled times, it is not proper to put God on a shelf like an old used Bible to collect dust," she said.
Her book emphasizes how the Lord was able to bring her out of her deepest depression by enlisting the help of Elvis Presley, among others.
Wells said she was inspired by God to write her book when her husband Roger was diagnosed with cancer.
"I can honestly say that God was my inspiration. He used what was happening in our lives to instill in my heart that He was still here with us and that I needed to share my story and witness with others," she said.
Wells will be at Border's Books in north Douglas County from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 19 for a book signing.