Faith and Loving on the Way to Heaven

Jim Shinn published his second book Faith and Loving on the Way to Heaven and it is now available at local bookstores. Mr. Shinn is a clinical social worker and director of the Son-Shine Counseling Center in El Centro. The book is a self-help sort for readers who want to increase their faith, improve their mental health or hear about stories related to Shinn’s recovery from dependency on drugs and alcohol. Proceeds from the book go to the Mary Shinn Scholarship for teen parents, one of the many financial aid resources available through the IVC Educational Foundation. Every year, pregnant or parenting seniors with a GPA of 2.8 or better, can apply for the $500 scholarships to further their education. The book is dedicated to Mr. Shinn’s mother, Mary Shinn, who was an award-winning health educator and volunteer here in Imperial County. For information about the book or the scholarships, readers can call 353-5059, email or visit the counseling center website at