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5 Stars Out Of 5
Find the Healing & Freedom That Has Eluded You
October 14, 2012
We all have wounds - it's a simple truth. But the damage resulting from those hurts is rarely simple. A hurt can cause ripple effects that resonate through every area of our lives - in ways we don't even recognize. We may also believe certain lies that keep us chained to the wound and far from healing. We may even believe the greatest lie of all - that healing is just not possible.
The truth is, though, that healing *is* possible. And whether your wound is old or fresh, large or small, Cindi's book will help you find it. She takes you the 3-step process of Uncovering the Wounds, Unraveling the Lies, and Unveiling a New Heart.
This book is honest - but encouraging. It is real - but uplifting. And it is Biblical - but practical.
No matter your wound, and no matter your age, "When A Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts" will - really, truly - help you find healing.
This book from beginning to end will keep you focused on the power of God and the Grace and Mercy He extends in all of our circumstances of life. Each time I read a new story about one of the women in this book, I couldn't help but think about how great our God is and how deep His love goes to rescue us and redeem us as His own. God gives all of us a story of His greatness in our lives....and we are called to Glorify Him in ALL things. Each life broken and torn can be transformed for the Glory of His Great Name! That's what I bring away from this wonderful and true compilation. This is an encouraging book for anyone who has suffered loss, dissapointment, trauma or struggles......and we all have.
I love the "self assessment: Are You Still Affected by Your Wounds" ....because most people would say ..no, I don't carry any baggage or hurts from my life events. But it is so true that we do carry hurts, and don't even know it. To experience true peace, we must go deeper and get to the heart of the matters in our life. If we are more "reactional" than relational then it's time to assess what's wrong. Thank you Cindi McMenamin for writing this book with divine instructions from God.
There are foundational scriptures throughout this book with deeper study moments and steps of encouragement at the end of each chapter concluding with a prayer.
This is a book that offers wholenesss of life through God and His Holy Word so that we may be His vessels of hope to everyone around us!
Cindi McMenamin shares her heart on each page of this book. Her desire is for women to be set free from the bondage of their pasts and to know their identity in Christ.
Each chapter begins with a woman's tragic story and their redemption.
At the end of each chapter, there is a section entitled, "Let the Healing Continue" where there are practical exercises help to incorporate healing. There are also scriptures to reflect upon and a prayer for healing.
When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts is broken down in three sections:
Part I: Uncovering the Wounds
Part II: Unraveling the Lies
Part III: Unveiling a New Heart
As much as I found this book encouraging, I did have a difficult time reading some of the women's stories.
However, I appreciated the fact that there is hope and redemption as well. Who doesn't like a happy ending?
When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurt is very helpful as it gives you ten steps toward healing and wholeness.
Cindi McMenamin teaches throughout this book, that there is healing, hope and redemption through the pain and hurt. Sometimes we may not understand why certain things happen, however, this book clearly shows how God wastes nothing.
I highly recommend When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurt for women. This book could used alone or as a guide in a woman's group.
In conclusion, I want to personally thank Aaron Dillon of Harvest House Publishers for a complimentary copy of this book.
This Book was supplied to me by Harvest House Publishers for a review in return.
Author Cindi McMenamin's bestseller When Women Walk Alone (more than 100,000 copies sold) confirms her gift for encouraging women who are journeying through difficult seasons. In her newest book, she offers help for women who are dealing with wounds from unresolved issues in their past.
When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts explores the kinds of hurt women experience and offers gracious, biblical counsel on how and where to find healing. Cindi shares the faulty thinking that often accompanies life's wounds and replaces it with truths every woman needs to know about how God views her. She takes women from
Ã¢â¬Â¢feeling insignificant to realizing how much the Lord loves them
Ã¢â¬Â¢feeling undesirable to seeing their true beauty
Ã¢â¬Â¢feeling they're not good enough to recognizing how special they are
This is a book filled with grace, redemption, and transformation--leading women toward a renewed focus on God, a resurgence of inner joy, and better relationships with others.
This book is the first book of Cindi McMenamin that I have read and I guarantee you, it will not be the last one either. Cindi is very good author telling her stories about several different women.
She explains what the women go through and how God is there to help them. There are some that question God's existence and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt he is there for you in time of trouble. Our God is an AWESOME God. I love you Jesus. Cindi is a great author on this type of subject. I was just thinking after I read her book that some churches could use this book for women who are hurting at church. Just a thought. Hmmmm.
I work with some women who are going through some rough things, such as divorce, contemplating divorce, etc. I do believe I am going to pass this book along to them.
Thank you Harvest House Publishers for giving me a chance to read and review this WONDERFUL book. Thank you, Cindi McMenamin for giving us all a good book to read and learn how Jesus moves. I just have to say this one thing, "Jesus does not move, we do". Just a thought.
Do you have something in your past that you can not forgive yourself for? Do you have feelings of inadequacy because of how you were spoken to as a child? What about working real hard just so you can hear job well done from your boss? Do any of these relate to you and how you feel about yourself? There can be healing from all of these and any situation holding you back from living a joyful life in Christ. The author of this book shows that no matter what, if we look to the Lord he will lead us to a fulfilled life.
I liked how open this author was in expressing her personal experiences. I also liked how she points the reader to the Lord for the solution to the problems touched on in this book. The subtitle of the book is "Discovering the Healing and Wholeness God Has For You." What an excellent way to describe what this book is all about. This is very easy to read and the authors' loving writing style makes it a perfect non-judgmental book to lead you out of a non-fulfilled life into the life the Lord wants for you!
I gave this book 5/5 stars because I think all women will learn something in this book that will change their lives for the better.
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.