So many of you have asked me how you can help. Well, here's your chance. This kick starter is to raise funds for me to be able to self publish my memoir, PERFECTLY BROKEN. Here's what it's all about.
PERFECTLY BROKEN is a riveting story of my life after my rape. Fear and rage were my closest companions and I teeter-tottered between the two. Even with my rapist in prison awaiting the trial, I couldn’t come to grips with my life as a victim. Spiraling out of control, knowing this was more than I could handle, I handed my situation over to God. I found peace in the stories from The Bible, but still struggled with that nagging question of “why me, God?”
A summer foreign exchange program to Spain came at the perfect time. With the court date months away, a chance to be something more than 'the raped girl' was an answered prayer. The walls I spent all year building came crashing down as I learned to laugh again, live again, dance again. I realized it wasn't my situation I needed God to fix. I was the one that was broken. Piece by piece He rebuilt me in His image.
Renewed and empowered, I returned home from Spain to face my giant in court. I wasn't a victim anymore. I was a warrior for Christ.
PERFECTLY BROKEN is my true story of being so completely broken that I knew the only one who could fix me was Jesus.
My prayer has always been that the light of the Lord would shine through my story. I pray that while walking in my shoes through these pages, the reader will find some of their own questions answered and maybe even find some healing along the way.
Will you join with me on this journey and help me publish my memoir?
Rape is such a difficult topic and for so long it's been avoided in the Christian community. RAINN's website states that 1 in 6 women in America will be the victim of a sexual crime. It's time to have more Christian material available.
Risks and challenges
I will be using WestBow Press to self publish to ensure that Perfectly Broken is edited, formatted, and printed by professionals to deliver the best quality material. I'm not sure how long it will take before it is ready for print, so I've listed the mail dates by Sept 2014 just to be safe. If PB is published before then, I will be sure to let everyone know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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