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November 28, 2012

ULM alum pens book helping kids combat negative influences

ULM alum Jeff D. Chapman, (B.A. '94) offers quick and easy methods for adolescents to develop strong "spiritual shields" with his new book, "Don't Forget Your Shield!"

The book has recently been released nationally and may be purchased through a variety of options which includes online availability through Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Chapman, of Kenwood, Ark., has enjoyed a lengthy career as a Licensed Therapist. During that time, he has provided therapy for many young people and families.

In 2005, he was named Horizon's National Clinician of the Year for his work as a social worker and therapist.

"In today's complicated world, young people are often overwhelmed by negative influences that steer them down the wrong path," states Chapman.

"Sometimes this results in long-term consequences. My book is based on Christian principles and is a quick and painless way for parents to equip their children to successfully navigate through the 'real world.' If you ever wonder if your child is making good choices when you're not around, this book is for you."

"Don't Forget Your Shield!" contains 20 short stories that begin with relevant Bible scripture, and includes questions to help young people analyze their own actions.

In addition, each story concludes with easy-to-understand tips to equip readers with the knowledge or "shield" necessary to protect them from daily challenges.

He said, "I encourage you to share my book with any child or young person that's important to you."

For more information on Chapman's book visit

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