Thank you so very much for your vulnerability in this book, Anne. The book would have still been good had you not admitted that you yourself have "been there, done that", but reading it would have been like reading a textbook on woundedness in the body. Because you came through the experience an even stronger believer, I can, too!
This book by Anne Graham Lotz gave great insight on being wounded and being a wounder, which allows one to put their hurt, something we all experience, in proper perspective so that we are not bound by our hurts and we can more easily glorify God despite our hurts. If you are open to it, God can use this book to change your perspective on your wounds, allowing you to separate your hurts from the one who hurt you so that you may still love regardless of how hurt you have been.
This entire book is helpful and clearly founded on the author's personal experience, but I was amazed at the section on Hagar. At the time, I was preparing a devotional about her, and I found this book to be very helpful.
I really enjoyed this book. As a pastors wife, I too have been wounded by church people. Her incorporation of Hagar's story added to the points that were being made. Well worth your time to read this wonderful book!