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Stark honesty with compassion is definitely Joan Hunter's unique approach in this deeply moving story of overwhelming challenges turned into divine opportunities! Few others can manage such a riveting balance in narration, but this author definitely succeeds because she is so "real."
Successful in a Christian ministry of healing, Joan Hunter is faced with divorce from both a husband and pastor, her own and her children's reactions to this trauma, cancer, and the empty nest syndrome. But naming these topics hardly credits the sacred and balanced healing journey she travels. The wisdom she experiences from this path is very specific for anyone who has traveled a similar road or knows someone else who has, which covers just about every reader this reviewer can possibly imagine.
The advice the author offers is very real, from prayer, thanksgiving, and forgiveness to other aspects few never name - carefully selecting one's activities and company; affirming who one is as a child, daughter, friend, lover of God, etc.; feeding the Spirit, make changes in yourself rather than immersing yourself in the blame game, and so much more.
This reviewer really didn't expect to be so moved by this book! Read it for yourself and you will know healing of the heart!
Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on March 14, 2007