AKRON, Ohio — Author Valerie E. Porter announces the nationwide release of her new book on Christian life, "Trust the Word," where she helps readers draw closer to God.

"Trust the Word" will help encourage readers’ faith and increase their knowledge in the Word. These scriptures will help them acknowledge what can be standing between them and God. This book is good for anyone who would like to have the steps to salvation and have a closer walk with Jesus Christ.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Porter was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and lived in Charlotte, N.C., for nine years. One day she lost her house in Charlotte, N.C., and became homeless. Porter has lived through many hardships and difficulties to get to where she is now in life. She has taken some college course at Tri-C in Cleveland, Ohio; Southern Ohio College in Akron, Ohio, and has a GST certified from CPCC in Charlotte, N.C.