|About the Book|
How are you dealing with the pain in your life? Are you using drugs, alcohol, food, unstable relationships, or some other way to medicate yourself? This book, written by a clergy abuse survivor, invites you to meet with Jesus in His Word, theMoreHow are you dealing with the pain in your life? Are you using drugs, alcohol, food, unstable relationships, or some other way to medicate yourself? This book, written by a clergy abuse survivor, invites you to meet with Jesus in His Word, the Bible, through daily readings, reflections, and prayers. This journey through the entire New American Bible offers you scriptural comfort, healing, guidance, and hope for change from being just a survivor, to a thriver in your daily life. The life of Jesus was full of Why me? circumstances. After He was born, His family had to flee to another country to escape from those seeking to kill Him. If you are a refugee, so was Jesus. Some of the religious leaders of the day looked for ways to harm Jesus, and ultimately had Him crucified on a cross. If you have been harmed by someone in a faith community, so was Jesus. When He was headed to the cross, He was beaten, made fun of, and stripped naked. If youve been assaulted, bullied, or humiliated, so was Jesus. - Lea Karen Kivi, Author This book will be a rich resource for many people. The reflections and questions help to focus on selected key points in a way that leads to personal application and prayer. - Dr. Eileen Schuller, Professor of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario In a day when addiction issues are permeating society, looking carefully at Scripture and some of the more difficult issues of life is a great investment of time. - Dr. Steve Stiles, Clinical Director of New Life Community Services, Santa Cruz, California Lea Karen Kivi, M.A. is the president of Angelas Heart Communications Inc. in Toronto, Canada. She is also the author of Abuse in the Church: Healing the Body of Christ.