Monday, July 28, 2014

Struggling , Broken, Traumatized or Pained? Check out Love Letters from the Edge

Love Letters from the Edge
Shelley Beach & Wanda Sanchez, 2014
Kregel Publications
2450 Oak Industrial Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Love Letters from the Edge is a twelve-week book of meditations to help work through frustrations and hurts while figuring out God's heart for you.  There are meditations for each day and a Weekend Feature for each topic.  The book includes activities such as journaling questions, letter writing, art projects, and others which help you heal and strengthen your relationship with God.  In addition, there are appendixes which include information on PTSD, websites, assessment tests,  treatment centers, Scripture, suggestions for family, friends and the church, and more.

Fear of the dark, previous childhood fear of abandonment, war zones, depression, suicide, self-mutilation (cutting and burning), child molestation, betrayal, and rage are just a few of the many situations addressed in these two to three page sections which help readers to contemplate self-worth and God's attributes.  Within this brutally honest book written by two women who work with PTSD readers will begin to know and understand their lives.  Post-traumatic stress disorder is much more common than many people realize, and I think this book is a good fit for those situations.

Each section of the book has a "heart cry" such as "Where were you, God?" and meditations which attempt to answer the given question.  These meditation are thoughtful and encouraging.  Through these meditations readers are reminded that God knows, sees and comforts them.  The writers help readers contemplate restoration, forgiveness, security, acceptance, and much more.  In the final sections there is a reminder that God loves us forever and promises us hope and a future.

For more information about PTSD click here.  For more about the author click here.

If you're struggling with any of the situations previously mentioned I think you would definitely benefit from reading this book.  I love the small sections.  This is an easy book to stick in a purse or book bag to carry along for a boost when you need it.

Thanks for another great book Kregel Publishing!

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