My third book, Hope for the Broken: Using Writing to Find God’s Grace, was published recently by Touch Point Press. I’m so touched at the positive response it has received from other writers and members of the disability community. (affiliate link)
This book is very special to me because it discusses how, during one of the darkest points in my life, God called me to ministry. I wanted to create a resource that would help other people to find their words and claim their story. The following are the first three reviews I have received about my book. I am grateful for the encouragement and I plan to use the constructive ideas to continue to improve my writing. I hope to continue to write many more books in the future, but this one will always have a special place in my heart.
Miranda Lee Oakley at Miranda’s Musings
Miranda is a friend and fellow visually impaired writer. I am so excited for her to complete her own memoir. She shared the following review on her blog:
“Hope for the Broken is a must read! Rebecca provides you with scriptures, personal journal entries, and prayers you can use in your own life. She also provides you with exercises for you to do some of your own writing.
“The best books in my opinion are the ones that make you feel something. In this book, I cried reading about Rebecca’s music professor, but I also praised God for all his amazing work, the work only our God can do. Hope for the Broken is that book that should reach the smallest village and the biggest city. Once you read it you’ll know why.” –Miranda Oakley. Read the full review HERE
Tim Vermande at The Flying Kitty Monster
I’m so thankful for this kind review for my latest book HOPE FOR THE BROKEN: USING WRITTING TO FIND GOD’s GRACE, from fellow blogger & disability activist, Tim Vermande:
“…good things come in small packages… part autobiography, part sharing of ideas, part devotion, part guidance, part instruction manual, part motivational, and an outstanding word of encouragement. As she tells and reflects on her own story, she gives a foundation that encourages the reader to recall and tell their own story…
This book is a significant reminder of the power of writing and the need for each of us, especially those often marginalized, to proclaim love in a broken world.” — T. Vermande Read the full review HERE.
My publisher also shared this review with me that they received through the Library Thing website:
I found the book/guide to be a good read. The author’s personal testimony is a highlight of the book. The writing improved with each chapter, so don’t be too quick to set it down. I loved the writing prompts, and think that they will be helpful. As a long-time pastor, I am always looking for something that can help church members. The author’s love of writing and advanced English education might have influenced her to expect a little too much of a novice. It might be best for a reader to work with a mentor. One help would be to read through the whole book before launching into the exercises. I don’t think female readers would necessarily feel the same way, but, men would probably find the attempt to give broader applications, saved for the end of the book, could probably have been more helpful in the earlier chapters. Overall, I appreciated the work. ( Four green stars ) — William Bond
I would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time write a review about Hope for the Broken. Thank you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts! Reviews are a HUGE help for authors, and even a few kind words on Amazon can make a huge difference. If you happen to read Hope for the Broken and and it helpful, please consider sharing a few words on Amazon or social media.