Watching 23-year-old Stephanie Smith perform on stage, a teen in the audience might be tempted to think her road to faith (and a recording contract) was easy. This fascinating biography reveals the truth! Learn how Stephanie made peace with the wounds of her past and why choosing to forgive has made all the difference. 160 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
If you've ever felt lonely, abandoned, lost, or unloved, you're not alone. Although she's a successful Gotee recording artist today, Stephanie Smith has had her fair share of hurt and heartbreak. Her journey has been a long one, filled with the pain of being fatherless, struggling with her identity, and looking for love in the wrong places. And while she's not yet done with her journey, and still far from perfect, she has found hope, and through her story, you may find hope of your own. The truth Stephanie has come to realize is that, 'In all of our trials, tribulations, heartaches, and brokenness, God is there. We have a choice: We can walk with God, or we can walk away from him.' Walk with Stephanie as she shares her journey and her heart. You may find that in the midst of your own pain and troubles, you can find the hope and help that Jesus has to offer---and you, too, can be a rock star!
It seems an impossibility that so much could already be crammed into so short a life. Stephanie Smith, at the age of 23, has already graduated college with a music performance degree, landed a recording contract with Gotee records, released her first single, ministered to thousands of teenage girls through her involvement with Pure Freedom, and has kept both sanity and integrity throughout. Stephanie, when faced with the choice to either take on another wound or to practice forgiveness, chose the road less traveled. For this reason, God has blessed Stephanie with a national platform from which to speak with authority about walking in the freedom of forgiveness---particularly in regards to the 'father wound' that so many people are nursing today.
Suzy Weibel has spent sixteen years in ministry with her husband, Jonathan, mentoring middle school- through college-aged girls, as well as mentoring and training youth and small group leaders. One of those girls was Stephanie Smith. July 2007 will mark the release date for Suzy's first book, My Struggle to Like Me: A Teenager's Secret Diary Unlocked (Moody Publishers).
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