Mark Jones Music Releases New Book by Award-Winning Author - "The Long Road To Nowhere"

Understanding God’s Gifts for the Betterment of Ourselves - Mark Jones, "It is important for us to examine and Understand God's Gifts as we make everyday decisions. Everyone has gifts. We lose our focus when we get down... in trouble... depressed. We don't have to Understand everything, we just have to Do It."

Gordo, AL, April 14, 2011 --( Understanding God’s Gifts for the Betterment of Ourselves. New title promises to lead readers on a deep, soul-searching probe.

One day while sitting on a park bench, author Mark D. Jones was asked by an old man, “Why do you do what you do? Why do you work where you work?” Jones immediately realized that what seemed like such a nonchalant question had yielded a much deeper soul-searching probe. After pondering the questions posed to him, Jones came to the realization that God leads us, but we are the ones who ultimately make our own decisions. In The Long Road to Nowhere ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-60791-566-9; $25.99, hardcover, 978-1-60791-567-6), the author says, "Everyone doubts their abilities and questions their gifts sometimes, but the most important thing they can do is to understand where their passion lies, to realize the decisions they make that affect them, and then to believe that God loves them no matter what."

Says Jones, “God has given us all gifts, even when we don’t understand them. And He uses the puzzle our decisions create to bless us anyway, even when we don’t see it, know it, or better yet, understand it.”

He continues, "After the foundation had been laid by God, I turned to writing to finish the work He had begun in me." Filled with evidence of the author’s passion for life itself, Jones says, "The Long Road to Nowhere is an uplifting read that is sure to resonate with readers of all ages."

Mark D. Jones, an Award-Winning Songwriter with a background in Southern Gospel music, has taught songwriting seminars with Grammy and Dove Award Winning Writer Dottie Rambo, Gerald Crabb, and Dianne Wilkinson, and has played piano alongside Jeff Stice, Channing Eleton, Randy Shelnut, and others. He has had his songs recorded by top quartets of the industry, including the legendary Kingsmen Quartet. Currently he plays piano with Chosen Witness.

"The Long Road To Nowhere" is available for Retail Purchase at and through links at,,, and

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 5,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Long Road to Nowhere through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.

Contact: Mark D. Jones

Mark Jones Music
Mark Jones
2675 Zion Rd.
Gordo, AL 35466