Reviewed by D.S. White of Book Zone Reviews
"She paused again, then plunged ahead. "I guess what I'm trying to say is that, no matter what's happened in our lives, there's nothing so bad that God can't carry us through to the other side. The Bible says that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Sooner or later, God's good plan for our lives will become clear to us, Emma Jean, if we'll just let it.Emma Jean was fighting tears now, wishing on the one hand that she'd declined Millie's invitation and gone on back to her apartment where she'd be safe from such emotional revelations, while wishing on the other that she had the courage to open her mouth and tell this dear woman everything that was on her heart. In the end she said nothing, except a silent thank you to God, as the unspoken question echoed in her heart: How many people would He send to her to give her the same message before she finally got it?" - Pg 74.
- understand the face of abuse, or
- move forward from the road called Abuse.
She overcame so much to reach a state of peace: that of her family’s financial situation, their bigoted beliefs, their dysfunction, their rejection of who she was as a person, her life threatening situations…
But most of all it is a clear-cut roadmap directing abuse survivors towards the healing road called Forgiveness. I have heard it said that “forgiveness is a gift you give yourself,” and I wholeheartedly agree.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Recommendation: I recommend this title for:
- those wrapped so tightly in their anger they’re blinded by it to all the goodness around them,
- those so mired in memory of the hurt, they can’t live in the here and now,
- those so walled into a pattern of behavior that they’re afraid to come out of their comfort zone because although painful, it’s all they know,
- those who blame God for allowing their situation; and
- those who desire the encouragement needed to transition from victim to victor
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