Sunday, July 13, 2014
Love Letters from the Edge
Millions of women in the United States battle with after-effects of suffering so great they’ve developed post-traumatic stress disorder—the same suffering experienced by soldiers who’ve gone through war. Sexual and physical abuse, catastrophic accidents, abandonment, natural disasters, invasive medical procedures, and many other painful and overwhelming events can trigger symptoms they are little equipped to deal with and hard-pressed to recognize.
Love Letters from the Edge provides a voice for those struggling to express this pain and reveals intimate encouragement for those in desperate need to hear God’s words of love and deliverance. This heartfelt devotional focuses on the profound laments in the book of Psalms. Each meditation begins with a letter from someone in the throes of despair and then offers a tender response to their pain from God’s perspective.
Fresh, honest, and intimate, Love Letters from the Edge will reach readers who never expected to hear good news from where they are and point them toward the hope and healing of Christ.
This is a great devotional for those who are hurting and going through a crisis in their lives. I enjoyed the chapter or devotional on "Fighting My Feelings" which can be difficult to to for those who are suffering, having to deal with the anger and emotions that come; this is the chapter that encourages a lot.
PTSD is not easy, it is not fun, it is real, and it does happen. I believe that this book can be a great help to those who are seeking God, and answers from Him. I do like the fact that the authors have given links, places to refer to for those in need.
There is also a chapter "PTSD 101" which is very informative about this "condition".
* I am a family member of one who suffers, and also a certified counselor for PTSD.
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