Press Release



Aug 26th

New book Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up shares Ian and Larissa Murphy’s beautiful love story and how God can redeem the most difficult of life’s situations.

NASHVILLE, TN (August 26, 2014) – Celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary, Ian and Larissa Murphy have begun their national media tour to share about their memoir, Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up.

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On September 2nd, the Murphys will be the feature interview on Inside Edition and also on the national Christian radio program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. They have already recorded segments for Canada’s 100 Huntley Street to air in September and will appear later this fall on Life Today with James and Betty Robison. In addition, the Murphys have been interviewed and reviewed by national Christian publications Her.meneutics, Today’s Christian Woman, The Gospel Coalition, BeliefNet, and
In 2012 an eight-minute video telling their story was produced and shared on the internet. Through the help of Desiring God led by John Piper and friends around the world, it has been viewed over ten million times and attracted the attention of media outlets from all around the world. People from all around the world, including Australia, Germany, The United Kingdom and the United States, have watched the video and heard the Murphy’s story.
Eight Twenty Eight is God’s story through Ian and Larissa Murphy.
They met in college and fell in love.
They talked about getting married, and he started looking for a ring.
They dreamed about life together, a life of beauty and joy, raising babies, laughing with friends and growing old.
They did not imagine a car accident.
They did not imagine his brain injury.
They did not dream about the need for constant care and a wheelchair and fear that food might choke him.
And they could not have imagined how persistent love would be.
Theirs and God’s.
Ian and Larissa Murphy tell their full story of love in Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up. Except, it’s not just their love story, it’s yours as well. Readers will gain a picture of love that will challenge all one thinks they know about what is true and what persists.
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Ian and Larissa Murphy are husband and wife. They love one another. They laugh together. They seek to serve God together while dealing with the implications of life in a world marked by suffering, yet compelled by love. They live in Pennsylvania where they watch as God works all things together for good.


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