The Book is PUBLISHED!

The “hurry up and wait” is over! My BOOK (The Day I Died: Finding Hope in Suffering) has been PUBLISHED! It is now available for early purchase through a site called Create Space. You can order copies at

Next week Amazon will carry it (in about 7 days). Then, Refuge Clothing (, my t-shirt company’s website, will have them within two weeks. Soon after, it will be an e-book and then it will be in some bookstores. All in good time!

A year ago, I could not have dreamed of writing a book in the critical condition I was in, but God is good and not only did He bless me to be a part of a great miracle, but He also gave me the time, motivation and inspiration to compile and write this book.

Thank you to all of those who have encouraged me along the way. Please check it out at, and please forward this message to tell your friends and family members!

The Day I Died: Finding Hope In Suffering is meant to help people. If you know of anyone who has or is currently struggling or suffering in any way, or if you have suffered, do not hesitate to get a copy;  it is also a book about love, marriage, family, purpose, faith, life and more! This book is for everyone.

This is a great summer read that will empower you to live with intention and purpose.

No one is immune to suffering, not even our God. Any support you can provide in getting this book and its message of hope and healing into the hearts and hands of everyone is greatly appreciated.

On Facebook, there is a page set up for the book called, “The Day I Died: Finding Hope in Suffering.” It also has pictures from the incident. Feel free to check it out!

Here’s the synopsis of the book and what others have said about it:

In her honest work, The Day I Died, Melanie Pritchard tells the harrowing tale of her sudden death and miraculous healing through the remarkable accounts of those who witnessed it and those closest to her. With powerful insight, Melanie touches on the myriad of emotions and reactions to her miracle, which is approachable to anyone who has experienced tragedy or suffering. By defining her miraculous experience through faithful trust in Christ, the extraordinary reality of God’s mercy comes shining through.

These are the quotes on the back of the book. (In addition, the Foreword is by Patrick Madrid, publisher of Envoy Magazine, author of Search and Rescue, and editor of the Surprised by Truth series).

“The Gospel of Life is far more than a document written by Blessed John Paul II. It is Good News made real within the Church, special grace that gives life and inspires hope. Melanie Pritchard’s autobiographical work bears eloquent witness to the Gospel of Life in an unparalleled and dramatic yet true way. While her words and actions, for years now, have challenged us to stand strong against a culture of death and to cooperate in building a civilization of love, this book and the true story of her heroic faith that it portrays, will move many to even greater action and to livelier faith. It reminds us of what we are capable with the help of God’s love.” -Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix

“Reading The Day I Died is a powerful reminder of the strength that resides in the weak and broken. This intense tale of Melanie’s death and new life will leave you breathless as you meditate on the infinite Divine Mercy and love that God has not only for her and her family, but for you as well.” -Jennifer Willits, Radio Co-Host of “The Catholics Next Door,” Co-Founder of Rosary Army Corp

“It’s common in this culture for people to doubt God’s existence, much less His presence in times of suffering. In The Day I Died we’re reminded – yet again – that God the Father never takes His eyes off of His children. Melanie’s book is an important work – a timely reminder of God’s unyielding faithfulness. From the strongest Christian soul to the most hardened or wandering heart, this story is worthy of your time to read and important for your heart to pray through. The Day I Died is soul-inspiring proof that miracles do still happen.” – Mark Hart, Award-winning author, Executive Vice President – Life Teen International

“In life and in death, Melanie is a witness to the fact that God’s power is made perfect in weakness. Her book offers a riveting and heart-rending account of the power of intercession, the providence of God, and the dignity of human life. Whether you’re married or single, this story will make you grateful for the gift of life at all its stages, and will remind you that God’s word is true: love is stronger than death.– Jason and Crystalina Evert, Authors of “How to Find your Soulmate without Losing your Soul”


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