T'Pring Bynum and books

Crossett resident T’Pring Bynum will host a book signing event for “Painful Past to Purposed Present” at Shebrews Coffee from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 23. (VERSHAL HOGAN/Managing Editor)

T’Pring Bynum has a message for readers — when you get down, don’t give up. You can come back a victor.

Bynum, a Crossett resident, has just published a book, “Painful Past to Purposed Present”, which addresses that message to its readers. The book, which Bynum described as spiritual and Christian-based, is meant to inspire, she said.

“This book is stories about my life, things that happened to me,” Bynum said.

“I really wanted to share my story with others about how I overcame things in my life, to let others know that if they are going through something they could come out victorious.”

Bynum works for Georgia-Pacific as a mill shift leader, but she also spends time working in ministry at her church. She did not have experience as a published author before last year, when she was involved in a collaborative project — “Visionistas: Women Who Think Outside the Box” — and she said seeing her pastor’s wife finish a similar project pushed her to get “Painful Past to Purposed Present” finished.

“I told her, ‘By you completing your project, it pushed me to complete mine,” Bynum said.

A book-signing event is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Shebews in Crossett.

For those who cannot attend the event, the book can be purchased for $20 at painfulpasttopurposedpresent.com. It is also available at amazon.com. Buyers can purchase both the new book and “Visionistas” from Bynum by contacting her by email at tpringbynum@yahoo.com.

The author is married to Jimmie Bynum of Crossett.

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