NORMAN — Longtime Norman resident and new author DeAnna Hames’ first book, “Cell 170-Ministering in Prison,” is being published by Tate Publishing Co., with a release date of March 12.
Hames is a wife, mother and grandmother and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Norman.
The book tells of her 20 years spent ministering in many of Oklahoma’s prisons along with her husband, Jim, through the International Prison Ministry of Kairos. Kairos is an ecumenical organization and is a Greek word meaning “God’s special time.”
The purpose in writing the book, she said, “is to give hope to those who have loved ones who are incarcerated. Also to show the power of God’s love, a love that can change hearts and is changing hearts in our prison system today.” She has witnessed, and tells in her book, “of miracles that will give hope and joy to all who read ‘Cell 170.’”
A signed copy of Hames’ book will be available prior to the March release date. Book signings will from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 2501 Conference Drive in Norman and from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at La Baguette on Main Street.