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Chesed (Mercy) A Jewish Woman's Discovery of God's Mercy.

Chesed (Mercy) A Jewish Woman's Discovery of God's Mercy.

Do you want the goodness and mercy of God to follow (pursue) you all the days of your life? The miraculous life stories and wisdom that Deborah Markowitz Solan shares in Chesed-A Jewish Woman's Discovery of God's Mercy will show you how.

The COVID-19 pandemic and other national crises have a way of getting our attention. It was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., in 1963, when Deborah was only five years old, that changed her life forever. She watched her mother collapse in uncontrollable grief, and she began to subconsciously think that no amount of happiness in life could outweigh the tragedy of suffering and death.

Deb made dangerous and unhealthy life choices throughout her childhood and teenage years and lived a life without passion or purpose. All of that changed, however, when the God of her ancestors-the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-made Himself real to her, even when she did not know He existed.

Chesed (Mercy) A Jewish Woman's Discovery of God's Mercy.

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Deborah Markowitz Solan grew up Jewish in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated high school at the age of 16 and was the first student intern at Sesame Street - Electric Company Magazines. She graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor of science degree in journalism in 1979. 

Deb had a 35-year successful career in journalism, public relations, and philanthropy and worked with top corporate and community leaders, university presidents, and physicians throughout Northeast Ohio. She retired from her administrative career in 2013 and began a second career as a substitute teacher for the Kent City School District until 2020, when she took a temporary leave from subbing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Being a substitute teacher has been one of the greatest joys in ‘Miss Deb’s’ life as she has tried to encourage students to live their lives to its fullest potential. She has taught an inner-city, summer reading program to help children overcome the summer slide, the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains made during the previous school year.

She has been happily married to her husband, George M. Solan, Jr., for more than 40 years and the couple have a beautiful and gifted daughter, Samantha Solan. Deb lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and has been a leader in all aspects of ministry including teaching children and adults, leading women’s Bible studies, and doing missions work and community outreach. 

She has been published in many publications including Today’s Christian Living Magazine, David C Cook Devotionals, The Gospel Herald and Sunday School Times Magazine, and The Union Gospel Press Bible Expositor and Illuminator. She is an inspirational speaker and has devoted her life to helping people experience the passionate love of God for all people. She can be reached at her ministry website.

Deborah Markowitz Solan