By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Aug 29, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Country singer and "American Idol" alum Danny Gokey shares his story of grief and healing in his new book, "Hope in Front of Me." 

The book "challenges readers to find purpose in their darkest moments and leave a legacy for others by investing in things that really matter," according to a press release. "Hope in Front of Me" will include personal stories and illustrations. It will be released in October by NavPress in print and digital formats.

The book's publication will coincide with the debut of the first single from his upcoming album, slated to drop in early 2014.