Blake B. Shelley’s “Breaking Chains” Slated to Debut September 2017

By | September 13, 2017

Motivational speaker and author with cerebral palsy shares his experiences to help others transform bondage into freedom

PORTLAND, OREGON (PRUnderground) September 13th, 2017

Motivational speaker and author Blake B. Shelley has announced the debut of his brand new book. Breaking Chains: The 6 Links of Turning Bondage into Tools of Freedom” is slated to be released via major booksellers on September 27, 2017.

Over the course of his life, Shelley has learned how to live and love his life outside of cerebral palsy. In his new book, Shelley shares his secrets for turning bondage into freedom. According to Shelley, anyone facing challenges in life can benefit from his tips and experiences.

Shelley has become known as an expert on overcoming challenges and reaching goals through planning and self-reflection, skills he gained through hard-earned experiences.

At just 6 months old, Shelley was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). CP is categorized as a disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture that can be caused by trauma to a developing brain, usually before birth. For Shelley, everyday activities, including eating, walking, and typing, are a challenge. Through a lifetime of experiences, he has learned how to persevere.

Shelley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from George Fox University and seeks to deliver his message of breaking chains to others.

Josh Blue, comedian and winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, said about Breaking Chains, “In my life, I have overcome many obstacles and broken just as many chains, this book helps to put you on the path to overcoming whatever life throws at you. Blake takes a complicated concept and makes it accessible and less daunting.”

Dan Habib, creator of Including Samuel, a film about his son with CP, “The disability community uses the phrase ‘Nothing about us without us’ to say that in order to understand disability, you need to see and hear the experience through the life of a person with a disability. Blake’s book will teach you about living fully and proudly with cerebral palsy. But Blake’s writing is truly universal. His book teaches us about persistence, innovation, overcoming adversity and what it looks like to pursue your wildest dreams.”

Breaking Chains will be released on September 27, 2017, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo.

Breaking Chains will debut on the same date as ABC’s Speechless, and ahead of World CP Day, which is held on October 6, 2017. On Friday, November 3, 2017, Shelley will host a book signing from 5pm – 9pm at Chapters Books and Coffee in Newberg, Oregon.

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About Blake B. Shelley

Blake B. Shelley is a motivational speaker, author, and expert on overcoming challenges and reaching goals through planning and self-reflection. He offers inspiration through sharing his experiences of living with cerebral palsy. Media kit available at

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