Author Ruth Perry, of Success, wrote a devotional book that has recently been published. She will sign copies of the book and offer them at discounted prices at two locations Monday in Houston.

Ruth Perry of Success has recently had a Christian book published and will sign copies at two locations Monday in Houston.

Entitled “What If,” Perry’s book features 52 one-page devotionals based on her life experiences with family and friends and conveys scriptural messages using wit and humor. She will sign copies from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church on Hawthorne Street and then from 2-5 p.m. at the Texas County Library’s Houston branch on Walnut Street.

The book retails for $9.99 at select Christian stores, but will be available for $7 at Monday’s signing sessions.

“What If” is Perry’s first published book.

“It’s written for those who might need a little pep talk,” she said. “I was going through some difficult times in my life a when I wrote it a couple of years ago, and was wishing I could call someone or have something to encourage me. All of these devotionals are designed to encourage someone who might be going through a time like mine.”

When she began to write, Perry received a bit of advice that helped her continue.

“My friend read a couple of the little things I had written, and she told me she thought I should really pursue it because I had talent in writing,” she said. “Because of her encouragement, I kept going and it resulted in a book.”

Perry is a member of the Houston UMC and is currently working on a story about her experience of becoming a full time caregiver to her husband, who is a stroke survivor. To contact her, email

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