My name is Rev. Rebecca L. Holland I am an ordained elder in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. I serve as the solo pastor of two small churches in rural Pennsylvania. As a person who is visually impaired, I am passionate about making the church and the world a more inclusive place.
I am excited to announce that my third book, Hope for the Broken: Using Writing to Find God’s Grace, was accepted for publication by Touch Point Press. This book includes my own unique story of how God called me into ministry during one of the darkest points in my life. It also includes writing exercises to help readers learn how to keep a spiritual journal that will help them to connect with God. My undergraduate degree is in English Education, and it is my hope that the writing prompts I include in this book will empower others to speak out and share their own stories.
The book will be available in both large print and digital copies on February 23, 2021. I am very pleased that the publisher decided to have the book released in large print, because accessibility is an important issue about which I am very passionate.
The digital version of Hope for the Broken became available for pre-order last week, and it spent the week as a number one new release on Amazon under the category of Methodism on Amazon. If you are interested in pre-ordering your own copy, you can find it by clicking HERE (affiliate link).
Free digital copies are available for fellow people with disabilities.
I believe in supporting fellow authors and readers with disabilities. If you have a disability and would like a free copy of Hope for the Broken: Using Writing to Find God’s Grace, please contact me. If you find the book helpful, please consider leaving a few kind words in an Amazon Review or on Goodreads.
If you have the financial resources available, please consider purchasing a copy of Hope for the Broken: Using Writing to Find God’s Grace. As an act of gratitude to God, I will be donating any royalties I earn as the author of this book to Imagine No Malaria.
About the Book/ Information from the Back Cover
“He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning.” –Isaiah 61:1-3, NIV
Rebecca was no stranger to adversity. Marked as different from an early age by her visual disability and half-Filipino heritage, she tried her best to bury herself in the pages of a book. For years, she was able to find solace in stories, until an ill-fated battle with her own personal Goliath left her with a shattered heart and broken dreams.
Rebecca found herself at the darkest point in her life. All she knew was that she needed to finish school and find work so that she could continue to afford the expensive medicines that maintained what remained of her precious eyesight.
During the darkest point in her life, a miraculous encounter with God gave her a new hope and a new purpose. Rebecca accepted the call to ministry in the United Methodist Church, and since then, her life has never been the same.
By writing just fifteen minutes a day, you can find God’s comfort and spiritual healing for your own life!
Redeemed by the gift of God’s grace, Rebecca found her own “happy ending.” In this book, Rebecca helps the reader to use the art of writing to find that same sense of purpose. It includes:
-Instructions to help you create your own Writer’s Notebook
-Weekly Bible verses and prayers
-Daily writing prompts
-Exercises to help the reader connect to God
-Excerpts from Rebecca’s own spiritual journals and poems
God bound up the pieces of Rebecca’s heart and created something beautiful. Healing doesn’t always look like we expect. Journey with her as you find your own place in the biblical story and hope for your own life.