The Moore American


June 11, 2014

Minister releases new book

MOORE — In her efforts to provide help to others, author Dawn Layne shares her experiences in the pages of her new book, “The Bittersweet Promise.”

A normal Sunday in the Layne family ended in one’s worst nightmare. Layne’s two daughters headed off to be a part of Billy Graham’s Youth service, and on their way home, a semi-truck, which sent them head on into a van across the interstate, intentionally hit them. One daughter, Laura was left fighting for her life; the oldest daughter, Alicia, died at the scene.

In the pages of “The Bitter Sweet Promise,” see how her faith in Christ carried her through the darkest moments, as well as gave her the strength to live beyond the brokenness.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Layne and her husband Roger pastor Promise Church in Moore. They made the commitment to start the Church just two hours before the girls’ accident. Determined to fulfill the call on their lives, they opened the doors Nov. 2, 2003. She has learned that dreams can help a person move forward.

Layne, a resident of Moore, will sign copies of “The Bittersweet Promise,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 13 at Rodney’s Pizza Place, 1627 S. Green Ave., Purcell, and at noon on June 16 at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City.

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