A good book is a warm invitation. “Welcome, friend! You’re not alone.” You can be yourself. What a relief! The real host of this book is God, who invites you to share your story of pain—honestly—so he can share his story of redemption.
This is a good book, a hopeful book.
Troy Cady, founder of PlayFull
I can’t stop thinking about re-story and the idea that God can use the pain from my past to positively impact the lives of others. Mary’s honesty encourages me to dig deep and apply the practical steps she lays out to see how my story can be a story of beauty for ashes.
Yanci Yarbrough McGregor, church planter
Just like you and me, Mary has endured more than her fair share of hardships, but the primary difference between Mary and most others is how honest she is with the egregious behaviors acted onto her. Mary's honesty and beautiful struggle has opened my eyes on how to re-story my story - have an everlasting and redemptive relationship with Jesus Christ.
Arthur Johnson, world traveler
The reason why this has profoundly affected me is that Mary takes you into the darkness, but she doesn't leave you there. She reaches down, and pulls you out, with the arms of God's love, and His ability to redeem even the deepest, or scars. She bravely gives a voice, to the invisible and she lends us her courage just long enough for us to grab hold of it, so that our story too, doesn't go left untold.
Sarah Kacala, worship leader, songwriter