Writing My First Book for Abuse Survivors

        Bethannah Owner of Handcrafted Affirmations

Hi Friends!

     I have some news to share that I have been so nervous to share. Behind the scenes, I have been in the process of writing my very first book. For those of you who have been following my story over 2020, you know that I have made several jaw-dropping leaps of faith that have led me to make a lot of unconventional decisions. From choosing to care for my bio Dad who sexually assaulted me as a child to the final point where he was diagnosed with COVID-19. God pushed me to my limits of human understanding and forgiveness, broke barriers, and bondages within me that I was imprisoned to for years. I used to pray for this man to die and ask God why he hadn’t taken him yet. God answered me as I walked into the COVID Wing of the hospital covered from head to toe in a hazmat suit, followed by an armed officer and medical staff who gave me 10 minutes to say goodbye. 10 minutes to say goodbye to the dream of ever having my Dad love me the way I deserved. It was at that moment I realized why God didn’t take him before I was ready. In my book, I will dive more into that and the subsequent request God made to sell all of our earthy belongings and go blindly on a journey with Him. As we take the final steps of selling our home and walking completely in faith into the unknown, I was challenged by God, again. I shared my book idea with @LysaTerKeurst (Who Just Launched Her Book Today & I think it's the best she's ever written!) and her team at Proverbs31 Ministries and was chosen to be taught, mentored, and supported by Lysa, @MeredithBrock my coach Glynnis Owens Whitwer and 17 other incredibly gifted writers who are also writing their books all for the opportunity to get a book deal with @ThomasNelson Publishing. I didn’t plan to share this with anyone until I knew I got the deal however, my coach Glynnis encouraged me to be bold and start to share what my book is about and who God is calling me to encourage and inspire through my journey. It also allows me to humbly ask for prayer as I write this, that God will speak through every word. To learn more follow me on Facebook under Bethannah Guzman and Instagram @bethannah.guzman

   Your Encouragement and Support means so much to me!  Keep in touch through my social media links above.  Really looking forward to hearing from you. 

Love, Bethannah
Lysa Terkeurst Book Forgiving What You Can’t Forget

 


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