Vel Humbert

Vel Humbert is the author of ‘Encourage Your Soul: It’s Not As Bad As It Seems.’

Title:   Encourage Your Soul:  It’s Not As Bad As It Seems

Author:   Vel Humbert

Release Date:  June 25, 2014

Vel Humbert grew up in Baltimore and has an earned master’s in rehabilitation counseling from Coppin State University. She’s working in the human services industry for 10 years.

The publication of her first book, Encourage Your Soul: It’s Not As Bad As It Seems, has allowed her to reach out to other Christians who may be experiencing difficult times. She loves sharing that staying focused is the key to getting through the “go throughs” of life. She maintains that there are times when we look to others to get us through when all we need to do is keep our faith in God, trust in His word and be confident in who we are in the Lord.

In her spare time, she enjoys crabbing, cooking on the grill getting together with her family. She mostly enjoys her two granddaughters who she adores.

What was the impetus for writing this book?

The book was inspired by God. It was written to help Christian believers understand that even in their darkest moments, God is always there.

What’s the overall theme?

How to encourage yourself.

What one thing do you most want the reader to learn?

As you are going through the rough times, know that you are not alone. Stay focused on God, no matter what it looks like.

What did you learn during the writing process?

I was able to deal with some unresolved issues in my personal life.

Vel Humbert will sign copies of her book at a meet and greet, 6 p.m., May 20 at the Northwood, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. @ Cold Spring Lane in Baltimore. Books can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes &,