Women with troubled histories often experience lingering despair, woundedness, and self-recrimination, even after embracing God's transforming power. Kok's personal stories about overcoming her own past demonstrate how God can incorporate abuse, painful relationships, and mistakes into a future that exceeds all expectations! This 12-week interactive Bible study, written at an easy-to read level, will walk women through the process of uncovering the story of a painful past, understanding it, and allowing God to incorporate it into a future full of hope and adventure.
To some women with painful pasts, becoming a Christian means forgetting about their harmful habits, poor choices, or damaging relationshipsplacing an imaginary line between their old life and their new life. But often their pasts keep coming back to haunt them, causing unforgiveness, brokenness, and discouragement. This 12-week interactive Bible study, written at an easy-to-read level, will walk women through the process of uncovering their story, understanding it, and allowing God to incorporate it into a future full of hope and adventure. A great evangelistic tool, this book is a partner to the authors first study, A Woman Who Hurts, A God Who Heals.
Elsa Kok is the former editor of the Single-Parent Family edition of the Focus on the Family magazine. Recently remarried, she has relocated to Bella Vista, Arkansas, where she works as a freelance writer and speaker. Elsas passion is for communicating the love of Christ as an authentic reality in a hurting world. She has published hundreds of articles and three books and is currently working on her fourth book. Elsa also speaks around the country, leading retreats, seminars, and workshops for a variety of audiences. Elsa and her husband, Brian Colopy, together have four children, Sami, Sean, Jessica, and Cassie, and a dog, Reeses.