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Healing in the Hurting Places Paperback – August 16, 2011
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Thank you for sharing your story and for the awesome privilege of being able to read it. I was blessed by virtually every page. I was also struck by precisely how on-target your assessments were of PTSS victims behavior as borne out in the experience of several people I have worked with over the years. Thank you for the courage to write this book and for all the ministry that will definitely come from this labor of love. Thanks again for being such an awesome inspiration of what God can do in all things! --- Pastor Scott Hoffman, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association CEO
I thought it was an amazing book. I cried a few times and in a lot of weird ways, I related to a lot of your thoughts and feelings, though I know I could never understand what it is like to have gone through what you did. I ve had times when I ve felt some of the things you ve felt, and I think a lot of people will have that and be able to relate in some way, even if they haven t experienced what you have. Having it touch me that much makes me sure that it must really hit home to those who have felt that exactly. I think those pieces of you and your feelings that I relate to will help all of those that you reached out to that have loved ones that have gone through it understand a little better. I think it is very important for people to find and read your book just to help them feel and understand what some people may be going through. You also showed how being a Christian can be so helpful in bringing you through the process and provide a way and an open door for people to accept Jesus in to their lives and know that there is a way to get through it. --- Jeremy Skillings
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Karen is a gifted communicator. As I scanned the back cover of "Healing in the Hurting Places" I knew I was in for a memorable reading experience. I was drawn into Karen's story before I had finished the first two paragraphs of her opening statement. Her writing is personal, intimate, and candid. I appreciated her willingness to make herself vulnerable. She tells of her active faith without being judgmental or preachy. Well chosen Scriptural references illustrate her faith-walk as well as Biblical principles, illustrations, and applications.
I was personally struck by the power of the illustration from the Old Testament book of Jeremiah which describes the process of the potter's wheel and the impact this had on Karen's healing.
"Healing in the Hurting Places" is must reading for sexual abuse victims, for anyone caught up in the cycle of addictive behaviors, and for those concerned loved ones attempting to provide help and encouragement.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's guidelines.
This book is for those who have deep deep hurts. Read and listen to the heart of this women who was raped and held her hurt through so, so much.
Every woman should read this book, and so should a man to learn just how much the source of this hurt, hurts. And rally how we should live!
But does the hurt stop?
This is a great book to be read by those hurting for so many reasons, and are still holding on to their hurts.
Our Lord enters the life, and read of the change for yesterday and today.
I especially ask lawyers and their associates to read this book.
Rape and sexual abuse are words we hear, but read and learn in this excellent book of Truth.
Today as I walked the beach, I saw a kite boarder gliding over the waves. As a surfer, I realized there are many ways to conquer a forboding environment. But alas, each one takes much hard work and practice. Recovery is the same. My journey has not looked exactly like the authors, and yours will probably not look like mine. Yet, there is a way to ride your wave.
I encourage you to begin. And to begin again if you must. Never stop. Life is waiting for you!
There were a few typographical errors in this novel and some of the statistics were dated, but those things did not detract from the overall message. What is the message, you ask? Someone understands. Reading this book is like attending a Speak Up, Speak Out event. The last one I attended (which was also my first), I cried like a baby because it was instant camaraderie among strangers. Once someone broke the silence by sharing their stories, the next person was empowered to speak and so it went.
If you know someone who has been abused, the guidelines in the back of the book are very useful. The biggest mistake people make is blaming the victim. There is an assumption that the victim did something to deserve what happened, which is completely false. The other mistaken assumption is that the victim should suppress what happened. Equipped with appropriate knowledge, you can empower victims to become survivors.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book through Charisma Media to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Karen shares her experience in a fashion that can reach "all" people who have been abused in any way. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jean Carpenter
This book belongs in the library of those that minister to hurting peoplePublished 7 months ago by audrey
This book was awesome in the sense that we have courageous woman out there that make a difference. It was as if God gave it to me himself with powerful bible verses. Read morePublished 14 months ago by vanessa
I was sent a copy of this book for review.
This very personal story tackles an emotive subject - childhood sexual abuse - and found that the author's experiences to be... Read more
Karen's shows how God's grace and healing power can overcome even the most devastating events in our lives. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Maria T. Dworzak
I was drawn into Karen's story from the first page. Her conversational writing made me feel like I was listening to her in my living room. Speaking about pain is never easy. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Skelly
I received this book as part of a book tour
Healing in the Hurting Places is about Karen's real life experiences of being abused as a child. Read more