Written for teens, but also incredibly helpful to anyone working with students, Secret Survivors tells the compelling, true stories of people who have lived through painful secrets. As teens read stories about rape, addiction, cutting, abuse, abortion, and more, they'll identify with the universal pain in each story and find the strength to share their own story and start healing.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties Publication Date: 2008 Dimensions: 8 X 5.50 (inches)
Everyone has secrets. Some you might whisper into a friend's ear, while others may stay locked inside you for years...maybe even forever. It's those secrets that you tuck away that eventually control you. You may think you're okay, but really, your secrets can be tearing you apart from the inside out. Secret Survivors tells the compelling, true stories of people who have lived through painful secrets---things that they kept to themselves until they could no longer bear the pain alone. As you read their stories, you'll be drawn into their journeys towards healing, and you'll understand why it's so important to share your secret with someone else in order to start your own healing process. Read the stories of people, who as teens and young adults, dealt with issues like: *Date rape *Physical abuse *Cutting *Pornography addiction *Eating disorders *Incest *Drug and alcohol addiction *Abortion You may find a story that sounds similar to your own secret pain, or you may learn more about secrets that a friend or family member is dealing with. Whether your own story is represented in these pages or not, you'll feel a connection to the people in these stories, because we all have some kind of pain tucked away. But you don't have to feel alone in your pain anymore. After you read the stories of these survivors, you'll find the strength you need to share your own secret and start healing your heart and soul.
Jen Howver has worked with students for more than 10 years, and has helped plan, promote, and run student conferences nationwide. She volunteers with the youth ministry in her local church, and is proud to be a secret survivor. When she's not writing or hanging out with students, Jen can be found singing and dancing with her husband, Jay, and their daughters, Noelle and Chloe.
Megan Hutchinson is a veteran youth worker who currently serves as a student minister at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. She's a secret survivor who also coauthored Life Hurts...God Heals, an 8-step recovery program for students with unresolved pain and addiction. In her spare time, Megan and her husband, Adam, can be found at the beach, making sandcastles or surfing with their two boys, Jack and Parker.
Availability: Available to ship on or about 12/30/13. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.