Friday, October 21, 2011

Book Launch!

It's been a long haul, my friends, but, praise God, the book Stand at the Cross Roads  is finally available.  Below is the Press Release that will be going out shortly.  In the meantime, you can order it from your local bookseller, your preferred on-line retailer or It is also available as an ebook.  

It is my ardent prayer that this testimony to God's grace and empowerment will encourage anyone standing at a crossroads in search of hope and a future.  

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Autobiography Reveals Unlikely Woman’s Call to Action

Faith leads her to risk everything in pursuit of her vision

CALDWELL, Texas –Hilda Hellums Baker’s new autobiography, written with Chris Rogers, Stand at the Cross Roads: A True Story of an Imperfect Woman, an Uncertain Future, and a Mission That Would Change Lives Forever (published by iUniverse), is the story of a woman that you wouldn’t expect to have much to offer the world, much less the Christian community. Plagued by a series of painful divorces, financial setbacks and the struggles of single motherhood she had reached the end of her rope.
One sultry morning, at a retreat in south Texas, Hilda Baker sensed a voice whose message ignited a passion in her and catapulted her from cosmopolitan Houston to Chriesman, Texas – population seventy – and then into a remote, rugged wilderness. Arriving with little more than a U-Haul trailer crammed with her worldly belongings, and with her sixteen-year-old daughter in tow, she began the task God had entrusted her to complete.

This courageously honest, fast paced, hard-to-put down book takes you along on Baker’s gripping true-life adventure and shares the many insights she gained as she worked to carve a sanctuary out of a dense forest. Despite the hardships, or maybe because of them, she was transformed in the process.

Through her perseverance, strength of will and unwavering faith, the Cross Roads Retreat has become a place of transformation for countless others and a testament to what God can do through the most unlikely of people.

About the Author
In addition to being the founder, volunteer director and chairman of the board of Cross Roads Retreat, Hilda Hellums Baker also shares her passion for spiritual formation as a founding member of Area 3:16, a church started in her adopted hometown of Caldwell, Texas. Hilda is also active in the Brazos Valley Emmaus Community, a program for spiritual renewal and the development of Christian leaders.