Monday, September 30, 2013
The Merciful Scar- Rebecca St James and Nancy Rue
This fictional book, The Merciful Scar, by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue, is filled with a message of hope. The characters have depth, and their stories are much like our own. Filled with pain and heartache, you will be caught up in the desperation the characters feel when life gets dark. But healing begins with a decision to be brave enough to face the darkness head on. Read, The Merciful Scar, and see how one individual’s road to healing brings together others who are also struggling.
For me, this story hits close to home, as traumatic experiences are not a far away thought for me. I was able to relate to many of the characters and found myself caught up in the story of their lives late into the night. Even though my story is drastically different, the common theme of struggling to work through pain towards forgiveness and healing is something that I have dealt with myself. It is something that all of us have in common.
We all need healing. As it says in The Merciful Scar, "you were strong enough to survive the real trauma. You're strong enough to let God bring you through the healing too." Be brave enough to allow God to help you heal from your own experiences. Know that even though this book is fictional, there are many out there with similar stories and you are not alone. There is always joy and hope waiting for you.