We are thrilled to announce that Pat Smith’s first book, “Second Chances,” will be released May 17, 2016 through Bethany House and she will be embarking on a 2016 tour which could include your city!
For so many years, Pat was imprisoned with shame, regret and disappointment. She realized through her journey it wasn’t just the bad decisions she made that put her there, but some things in life just happened to her. All of this together prepared Pat for something greater.
God has opened doors this year for Pat to take “Second Chances” on the road and tell her story of hope and restoration as well as provide second chances for others.
Pat’s Message through Book and Speech
For Pat Smith, former Miss Virginia, finalist for Miss USA and now married to NFL Football Hall of Fame member, Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith, life may seem perfect on the outside, but has been far from perfect behind the scenes. High profile events on the arm of a wonderfully successful and handsome man and “Dancing with the Stars” in the audience isn’t all it appears to be when you feel called to a greater purpose.
With warmth and insight, Pat Smith shares the truths she and other women have learned on their own journeys from heartache to hope. She speaks from the heart about losing a parent at the age of 22, being abused, homeless, divorced, left on the sidelines feeling alone and being robbed of a career she had always aspired for.
By sharing her heartaches and disappointments, she inspires others to let go of what’s holding you back, and rediscover purpose and joy. Pat shares where she found her second chance and that everyone can have a second chance in life no matter where you have been or where you are going.
Pat brings these messages to groups of all sizes and venues for audiences such as civic groups, women’s ministries, church congregations or corporate retreats.
If there is an opportunity to speak to a group in your area this summer or fall, Pat would be honored to add this event to her tour. Please contact Millicent Finney at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking opportunities.