Millions of women in the United States battle with after-effects of suffering so great they’ve developed post-traumatic stress disorder—the same suffering experienced by soldiers who’ve gone through war. Sexual and physical abuse, catastrophic accidents, abandonment, natural disasters, invasive medical procedures, and many other painful and overwhelming events can trigger symptoms they are poorly equipped to deal with and hard-pressed to recognize.
Love Letters from the Edge provides a voice for those struggling to express this pain and provides intimate encouragement for those in desperate need to hear God’s words of love and deliverance. This heartfelt devotional echoes the laments in the book of Psalms. Each meditation begins with a letter from someone in despair and then offers a tender response to their pain from God’s perspective.
Fresh, honest, and intimate, Love Letters from the Edge reaches readers who never expected to hear good news where they are and points them toward hope and healing.
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ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOVE LETTERS FROM THE EDGE
“This is a must read for anyone who has ever been hurt or suffered traumatic loss in life. Not only do Sanchez and Beach share hard truths with depth and compassion, but as survivors of tremendous pains in their own journeys, they deliver a message of hope with an authenticity and empathy unlike any other. In this book, they have bravely combined their tremendous talents to help heal other wounded spirits and soothe even the deepest scars.”
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Into the Free and When Mountains Move
“At first I thought Love Letters from the Edge was only for those who have suffered severe PTSD and horrific abuse.
While it is that—it’s much more. It’s for anyone who has ever felt abandoned, invisible, or unworthy; for anyone who has ever felt afraid or forsaken by God. And isn’t that all of us?
“With startling and intimate conversations with God, you will think Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez have been eavesdropping on your most secret thoughts. They describe the pain, fear, shame and regret we all feel at times and all the ways we try to hide. But this powerful book brings hope for despair. God Himself applies the healing balm of Scripture through His tender words and gentle assurances. You’ll be equipped with practical steps to move from hopelessness, fear and doubt—to live in the reality of God’s restoration and healing hope. This is a powerful and healing book you will share with many.”
Actress, Speaker and Author of The Wonder of His Love: A Journey into the Heart of God and Beauty by the Book: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You
“Love Letters from the Edge is poignant, gripping, and soul stirring. This book is a must read for survivors of abuse and trauma who feel like God abandoned them. The authors insightfully allow readers to discover the many ways God has walked with them through a painful journey. Because the authors have experienced trauma, abuse, and abandonment, they write with perceptive understanding of the journey of healing.
Dr. Beth Robinson
Professor of Counseling
Lubbock Christian University
“Love Letters from the Edge is a welcome addition to the spiritual journey of healing. Let us pray that many will experience the gift within these pages.”
Dr. Alveda C. King
Executive Director of African American Outreach, Priests for Life
“When I read a book on a topic like with this, I expect the authors to be sensitive, loving, and knowledgeable. Even if I didn’t know the two writers personally, from reading these warm, transparent meditations I would recognize that they have credentials to write this book: They’ve experienced what it’s like to fall into the dark places in life, and they have use their healing to minister to thousands of hurting women.
“These are more than Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma, and the Pain of Life, which is the subtitle. The authors also offer practical guidance and encouragement, and subtly whisper, “Open yourself to God’s healing—as we did.”
Cecil Murphey is the author or co-author of 135 books such as 90 Minutes in Heaven and Gifted Hands: the Ben Carson Story. Two of his books deal with the sexual abuse of boys: When a Man You Love Was Abused and Not Quite Healed. He also writes a confidential blog, www.menshatteringthesilence.blogspot.com.
THE SILENT SEDUCTION OF SELF-TALK
We speak to ourselves at a rate of 1,300 words per minute, making
constant assessments and judgments often filtered through sinful
and selfish agendas. Women acknowledge that they are particularly
vulnerable to this temptation and dangers of self-talk as they compare
and judge themselves against others.
The Silent Seduction of Self-Talk provides a readable narrative and
practical tools that help readers surface the inner conflicts that churn
below the waterline of their awareness. These dialogues can make
them blind to the Scriptural truth that the vision they hold of
themselves and the reality of their walk in Christ are often polar
opposites. Shelly explores real-life examples and includes
tools to assist in the spiritual disciplines of self-assessment,
repentance, commitment, and transformation.
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A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE
For 400 years the King James Version of the
Holy Bible has been the most influential book to
be published in the English language. Now Bible
collector and expert Donald L. Brake brings to life
the fascinating story of its creation and proliferation
throughout the English-speaking world. With beautiful
and informative photos, illustrations, charts, and
sidebars, Brake invites readers to explore the KJV’s
mysterious beginnings, the men who translated it, the
manuscripts upon which that translation was based,
the important people and places that influenced its
production, and even Shakespeare’s involvement in it.
In an age where a new translation of the Bible
seems to come about every few years, discover
what has made the King James Version endure for four centuries.
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HOPE IN THE MOURNING DEVOTIONAL BIBLE
It was my privilege to serve as managing editor for Zondervan’s
Hope in the Mourning Bible: Finding Strength through God’s
Eternal Perspective. Grief is one of life’s toughest challenges.
During such times it is difficult to know where to turn. Yet in the
midst of your deepest despair, God reveals Himself and His
promises for a better tomorrow.
The NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible works to bring a peaceful
sense—in the midst of the coldest winter—that spring will one day
come again. The collection of devotions and prayers warmly offer
inspiration and hope based in God’s Word and his promises to those
who have lost loved ones. This Bible emphasizes the love and hope
that your Lord has for you even during your darkest days.
Available from ChristianBook.com.