Linda attended Midwestern Bible College for one year in Ottumwa, Iowa. Later after her husband passed away she completed her education by attending classes at Illinois Bible Institute and International Bible College and Seminary where she received a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling. She has continued her education by taking additional correspondence classes through American Association of Christian Counselors at Light University. Linda has been active in her church serving in many roles, singles leader, teacher, children's church ministry, youth ministry, women's' ministry, deacon, and preaching the Word. She was actively involved in bereavement ministry sponsored by Bisch Memorial Home of Springfield, Illinois. She developed a Christian based bereavement ministry, writing her own curriculum and taught seminars for over ten years. Linda's desire is to give confidence to and help people overcome life- hindering problems. Broken Chains is written to encourage and give hope to those who have suffered physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Her prayer is that all who have been abused will walk in freedom and truth. Do you want to make the freedom God has promised a reality in your daily life? I am praying that if you are not free that you will cooperate with God until you are set free.