Welcome to my website!
I'm Gavin W. Hooks, author of The Message of Pain: A Whisper of Hope.
About the Author
The truth is everyone has their own experience with pain. I have had mine. This experience and a refusal to move past it without a deeper understanding of it has led to this writing. My medical background aided in this understanding. I have been a veterinarian for 11 years now and continue to be amazed at lessons I learn from my patients and clients.
My home is just west of St. Louis, Missouri where I was raised. After high school I left for college and finished my bachelor's degree in 1987. I spent 8 years working as a sales representative for an internationally known microscope company. After being unexpectedly released from this job, I returned to college to realize my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I finished my doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1999 from the University of Missouri- Columbia. I purchased my own clinic in 2001 and have been at my current employment for 10 years.
Photography, reading, writing, and hiking are the things I love most to do. I have three children and a lovely wife. We have been together for twenty-five years and counting.
About my latest book, The Message of Pain: A Whisper of Hope
Is it possible for one book to be the catalyst for a great spiritual awakening in the United States? It only took one stone from David's sling to defeat the giant that held the armies of God at bay for 40 days. A rout ensued. The key is to hit the mark with one solid shot. The Message of Pain is a spot-on heart discussion about today's American experience and what God is doing right now in our midst. Broken dreams, hopes and lives are all around us. Too many find themselves reeling in pain for years from the damages of a poor choice, the cruelty of another (Evil) or simply an accident. The Message of Pain explains how a person can become trapped in the Pain Cycle to live a life where the giant of pain is the rule. Satan uses pain to convince us of a lie about God. Believing a lie about God gets you started in a cycle of pain. The Message of Pain helps you find your way out or understand a friend in the cycle of self destruction so you can be ready to help them out.