Barbara A. Oliver
607 Devine Street
Winona, MS 38957
Phone: (901) 517-7274 or (870) 236-8858

May 28, 2010


Author with Local Ties Says, “Choose!”

WINONA, Miss. – Greene County, Arkansas, native Randal Matheny encourages people to make the right choices in his new book, “Choose! 13 Choices to Transform Your Heart and Soul.”

The book was released in May by Forthright Press, based in Winona, Miss.

The book’s 13 chapters focus on important areas such as time, people, failure, health, humor, focus and ambition.

“Our lives are the sum of our choices and decisions,” Matheny said “I wanted to point readers to those choices that will sustain and bless.”

Matheny has written volumes in the Portuguese language, as a part of his Brazil ministry, and has edited books in English. This is the first book he has authored in English.

Matheny has lived with his family in Brazil since 1984. Supported by churches of Christ, he works in church planting, leadership training, publishing and teaching in nationwide seminars.

“I chopped and picked cotton in northern Greene County when I was a kid,” Matheny said. “Though having been away for so long, experiences like that stay with you.”

He also engages in a vigorous Internet ministry.

In 1979 Matheny was awarded the B.A. in Bible and Communication from Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tenn. He earned the M.Miss. degree 1983 from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Tex.

For further information, see the book’s website at

The author is now visiting in the U.S., and may be contacted at (870) 236-8858 or by email at


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