Still Before The Dawn
Jody Bennett Reichel
Inspired words for encouragement, comfort and strength
What a gift book! This beautiful book will inspire, bring hope and uplift all who open its pages. Prose written over years guided by prayer and quiet reflection by author Jody Bennett Reichel, it combines wisdom and heartfelt positive messages that will strengthen and bring comfort. Categorized by topics such as encouragement, forgiveness, guidance, protection and many more. With illustrations by artist Lucy McTier, this anticipated book is a feast for the eyes as well as the soul.
Jody Bennett Reichel has lived in the South and by the sea her whole life. She was born and raised in Jesup, Georgia, a small Southern town. After graduating from Ole Miss with a BA in Education, she taught school and coached tennis in Savannah, Georgia before moving to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Jody and her husband, Rob, have lived on Hilton Head for over thirty years where they raised their four children and are now proud grandparents lovingly known as “Jojo” and “Bobs”.
In addition to her love for writing, her family, the beach, and all things Southern, Jody enjoys gardening, tennis, biking, ministering to those in need and opening her home to share southern hospitality and her homemade pralines. She loves to spend time on her porch, writing, praying and studying God’s Word. Through the years Jody has volunteered at nursing homes, Special Olympics, Wheelchair Tennis, and FCA’s Week of Champions. She has taught Sunday school, led Bible studies and remains active in various ministries at Hilton Head Presbyterian Church. Jody’s inspirational writings have been nationally published with Dear Cards.
A portraitist since 1979, one of the many highlights of Lucy McTier's career in art was her opportunity to paint President Ronald Reagan and present him with his portrait in the Oval Office of the White House along with her then five-year-old son, Jace, and her husband, David, in 1985. Lucy has work hanging in over 350 public and private collections, and in
several gallery locations. Her work is primarily in oil on linen, but she offers prints of her work as well. Her wildlife print series features baby loggerhead turtles and other wildlife in limited edition Cibachrome or digital reproductions.
Author: Jody Reichel
Illustrator: Lucy McTier
8½ x 8½ in.
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
To order this book for your group, church or special event, please contact us at 843-217-4683 for bulk shipping options.
"I just wanted to let you know that I bought your book yesterday. What dear, sweet, comforting verses! I carefully went thru it last night because I'm delighted to be giving it as a gift to a long-time friend who just lost her husband. Thank you for sharing your faith in this encouraging way." - J.B
"Thank you so much for the book I received yesterday. What a pleasant surprise. I have read it already and Jody it was beautiful. All the artwork, the words of God and your words of wisdom. I can't thank you enough. It was some surprise a very uplifting surprise. God bless you and your family." J.G.
"I've been meaning to send you a message or card just to let you know we Love your book!!! ❤and thank you so much!! Sometimes it's just exactly what I need and I just know you were anointed by the Lord!! I pray you and your family have a blessed Christmas season!! We love you!!" - K and D