Jeanette Chaffee will also be signing copies of her latest book and doing radio and TV appearances
By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS – June 9, 2016) – Jeanette Chaffee survived the TWA Flight 840 midair explosion of a terrorist bomb less than fourteen feet from her. It took place on April 2, 1986 and is the only time in history passengers have survived after a bomb exploded aboard a commercial plane in the air.
She has since appeared on CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, 20/20, The 700 Club, and multiple other television and radio shows. Jeanette was quoted in Newsweek, The New York Times, and USA Today. She also hosted and produced Reflections, a fifteen-minute weekly radio show that aired in cities from South Carolina to the Arctic Circle.
Recognized as a gifted communicator, Jeanette changes lives by offering God’s hope to audiences going through their most difficult personal challenges. As an international speaker and author, she regularly speaks at church and community events, retreats, schools, and women’s groups. She has written diverse national magazine articles and has been a published author for over fifty years.
From June 11 to 21, 2016, Jeanette will appear at a wide range of events in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas of California. She will share her harrowing experience on TWA Flight 840 and sign copies of her book, Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspiring stories of Facing Impossible Odds, which highlights through exclusive interviews the most difficult challenges faced by such high-profile Christians as Shirley Dobson, Anne Graham Lotz, Don Richardson, Elisabeth Elliot, Jerry and Susanne McClain, the Happy Days singers, and Stephen Arterburn. Jeanette inspires readers to trust in God during tough times by sharing these true stories of world-renowned musicians, missionaries, athletes, and speakers who survived the most distressing personal trials – and sometimes tragedies – in their lives with help from the Lord.
Public events include her book signings and author talks in six Barnes & Noble Bookstores. They are as follows: Saturday, June 11, Chino Hills 2:00-3:30, Sunday, June 12, Riverside noon-3:00 pm. Author talk 1:00 pm; Wednesday, June 15, San Diego (Rosecrans Place) 2:00-5:00 pm. Author talk 3:00 pm; Friday, June 17, Orange 2:00-5:00 pm; Saturday, June 18, Santa Monica noon-4:00 pm and Sunday, June 19, Glendora 2:00-5:00 pm. On Thursday, Jeanette will tape two international television shows – A View from the Upper Room and Deeper Waters Today – airing on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network and viewable on the Roku streaming player. On Friday, June 17, she will be interviewed by myself on Front Page Radio, airing on KWVE, 107.9 in Southern California at a date to be fixed. On Sunday, June 19, she will speak at Osborne Neighborhood Church (in Arleta) 9:00-10:00 am. Chaffee will privately meet with Lt. Carter, Officer Kevin Wadhams and other police officers at the San Diego police headquarters. She also plans to meet survivors and their families of the terrorist attack in San Bernadino.
In May of last year, Jeanette flew to Tampa, Fla, to be interviewed by host Arthelene Rippy on the internationally televised Homekeepers show, viewed by 60 million people on the Christian Television Network. She was also a guest in August on Club 36, a global program on Watchmen Broadcasting. Additionally, in September, a film crew from the Christian Broadcasting Network came to Oregon to not only interview Jeanette but also to stage a re-enactment of the airplane bombing of Chaffee’s own story, “Terror in the Sky.” It began airing on the international TV program Turning Point in May and may be seen on YouTube. Jeanette spent time with people in Roseburg, Oregon after the shooting massacre at Umpqua Community College in November. My article, “God is Present in the Aftermath of Roseburg Shooting,” can be read on the ASSIST News Service at https://assistnews.net/index.php/component/k2/item/1092-god-is-present-in-the-aftermath-of-roseburg-shooting?
Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns, Pat Boone, Cliff Barrows and NFL coach Les Steckel have all endorsed Jeanette and her book.
Photo captions: 1) Jeanette Chaffee. 2) The bomb damage to TWA 840. 4) Jeanette’s book, Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspiring Stories of Facing Impossible Odds. 5) Dan Wooding recording a radio show.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 75, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for nearly 53 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren, who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of the ASSIST News Service (ANS), and the author or co-author of some 45 books, the latest is Mary My Story from Bethlehem to Calvary (http://marythebook.com). Dan has a weekly radio show and two TV programs all based in Southern California. Before moving to the US, Dan was a senior reporter with two of the UK’s largest circulation newspapers and was also an interviewer for BBC Radio One in London.
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