I Can Begin Again

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Xlibris Corporation, Feb 22, 2011 - Self-Help - 308 pages
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I Can Begin Again will take you into the complex and perplexing mind of an adult who bears the scars of child abuse. It was the voices of abused children both past, present, and yet to come who beckoned the author to tell her own story of childhood sexual abuse. For thirty years God would not let her rest until she finally listened and obeyed His call on her life to reach out and help others who are stuck in the grips of this devastating affliction. This very personal story will help the adult, who was abused as a child, to understand who they are and why they behave the way they do. It will prove that they do not have to remain stuck in their pain and it will show them how to reclaim the power that was stolen from them as a precious, innocent child. This revealing account will encourage those who have endured any type of abuse to believe they can do more than just survive . . . they can begin life again!
    The author also brings insights to those of you who live with one who has been wounded by child abuse. It is her hope that understanding will bring healing to relationships that are often torn apart because of the confusing behavior of the abused adult/child. She will also open the eyes of abusers who have no clue what they are actually doing to their precious, innocent victims. It is her prayer that her story will save other innocent children from becoming victims.
     There are many subjects covered in this book, and everyone who reads it will take from it something of value. Please won’t you join the author as the Master Artist guides her brush as she paints the canvas of her life for you? Cry with her, laugh with her, and be touched . . . perhaps even changed . . . by the power of her incredible story. And then share it with others —everyone knows someone who has been abused.

 

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Nola Katherine's book is an incredible must read. Her journey took me on an emotional roller coaster and also revealed how God restores the spirit and soul of a precious child who suffered abuse for so many years. I admire the author's courage and passion to share her journey with us to bring hope to her readers, insight to the loved ones of an adult dealing with scars of abuse. A brilliant book written with passion and empathy. 

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Nola Katherine pours out her heart and soul, as well as all the unpleasant memories of her past. If she can get through the horrendous years of sexual abuse that she experienced, I believe anyone can. Blessed to have a supportive husband, I know it had to be extremely difficult for both of them as first she hid her past, then gradually opened up and sought help. NK is one of God's miracles, and He is using her story to touch and heal others who have had similar experiences. 

Contents

Chapter 1 Could Death Be More Confronting Than This?
1
Chapter 2 Facing the Roaring Lion
10
Chapter 3 Unit 3EThere Is Nothing Shamefulabout Finding Answers
19
Chapter 4 Family HistoryYou Have to TakeWhat You Get
25
Chapter 5 I Always Hate Personality TestsI Never Know the Answers
36
Chapter 6 Child Abuse Is What?
43
Chapter 7 Teddy Bearsin Search of My Lost LittleGirla Dog and a Rooster
52
Chapter 8 Who Took Care of You?
60
Chapter 14 A ThreeHour Pass a Long and Honest Talk the Final Crossroad
128
Chapter 15 The Imperfect Church Gods Training Ground
137
Chapter 16 Yes Life Can Get Worse and It Did
146
Chapter 17 A Retreat and a Divine Appointment
165
Chapter 18 Such Faith Is Sure to Be Tested
171
Chapter 19 It Is Not That You Have Been Waiting on MeIt Is That I Have Been Waiting on You
186
Chapter 20 God Sees a Bigger Picture That I Cannot See
195
Chapter 21 Meanwhile Back at the Ranch
203

Chapter 9 Facing a Fear Comic Relief a Special Friend and an Angel
73
Chapter 10 So What Does a Little Bird Have to Do with Faith?
85
Chapter 11 Secrets Are like DucksThey Will Bite Off Your Nose if You Are Not Careful
93
Chapter 12 The Unlikely Love of My Life
102
Chapter 13 Facing the Predator Touched by a Song Set Free with a Bed and a Bat
112
Chapter 22 Connecting All the Dotsthe Church the Abuse the Enemy of My Soul and Jesus
214
Chapter 23 The Canvas of My Life CompletedWell Not Just Yet
246
Post Script
253
Suggested Guidelines to Help You Begin Again
257
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