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Number of Pages: 154
Vendor: Advantage Inspirational
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 5.50 X 8.50 X 0.36 (inches)|
Author: Lisa Stough
Located in: Lonedell, Missouri
Submitted: May 09, 2013
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a home school mom of our three young children and have been married for 11 years. I study people-helping as a personal interest and volunteer my time in Divorce Care for Kids and occasionally teaching Bible classes for people of all ages. I am currently working on a new book that is taking longer to write because of the research it requires and the demands of home-life. I have a BlogSpot blog for Healing Letters where I write an occasional article on a spiritual topic.
What was your motivation behind this project? When I went to write my own unsent letter to help me process my overwhelming emotions from past abuses and surviving two attempted rapes, I wasn't sure where to begin. I had an outline my therapist gave me, but I wanted something that would put my fears at ease as I did it. I was looking for a book that could walk me through the process in the week between sessions, a friend that just wasn't there. After I felt my way through the process, God led me to write the book I was looking for. I had received such God-glorifying healing that it needed to be shared to help others. I wanted a resource in hand to use in people-helping ministry, something I could actually hand to someone looking for hope. Hope is such a noble effort that needs to be encouraged.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Healing Letters has helped many people that I know personally, but I also hope Biblical counselors are able to use this book as a tool in the counseling setting to walk with their clients through the Healing Letter process. There's something in it for everyone on every level of commitment to the healing process.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I learned that major writing projects are God's way of growing me personally. Just as He gifted the Israelites with various skills to build the tabernacle in the wilderness, I feel like writing is a gifting He gives me when He has something he wants to say to others. My relationship with Him grew in ways I never could have imagined as I wrote and published this book. If no one ever read this book, it would have been well worth it for what God taught me personally in writing and publishing it.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Too many to list here.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I'm writing another book right now about perfectionism and the impact it has on our relationship with God. Please pray for this project. I am praying God will help me get it published in 2014.