Once again Sharon uses her experience as a talented counselor to show us what it means to work out our sanctification in the ups and downs of everyday life. ---Susan Kiely, founder, Women With A Cause, Denver, Colorado -- Susan KielyFrom the Back CoverOur hearts as women were made by God for relationships. Why is it, then, that the thing we most deeply desire---relationships---becomes the source of so much pain? Difficult marriages, the loneliness of being single, problem children, abusive employers, fractured friendships...life's realities are often very different from the dreams we dreamed for ourselves as girls. How do we live with this beautiful ache for relationships in a world that doesn't always work? When we've been betrayed, how do we trust again? When we've been disappointed, how do we hope again? When we've been terribly hurt, how do we love again? In this honest, intimate, and transformative book, counselor Sharon Hersh helps you gain a new, truly biblical perspective on relationships that can help you endure the heartaches and still come up living wholeheartedly, loving with abandon, and daring to hope and believe. The stories of the women in this book, including that of the author, are signposts that point you beyond the sometimes devastating problems of life to the deep, rich reason and root of all relationships, both good and bad: God's desire for relationship with you. In Sharon's words, 'Relationships are not the destination---they are the path to something more.'About the AuthorSharon A. Hersh M.A., LPC is a licensed professional counselor, speaker, and author. She has written several books, including the popular Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon. She has written four books in the Hand-in-Hand Parenting series including, Mom, I Feel Fat!, Mom, I Hate my Life!, Mom, Everyone Else Does!, and Mom, Sex is NO Big Deal!. Her most recent book is The Last Addiction: Why Self-Help is Not Enough. She is an adjunct professor in graduate counseling courses, including Sex and Sexuality and Addiction at Colorado Christian University, Mars Hill Graduate School, and Reformed Theological Seminary. She is a sought-after speaker at conferences and retreats. Hersh lives in Lone Tree, Colorado. what is the most sold item Begin Again, Believe Again: Embracing the Courage to Love with Abandon
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Just what I needed.By EMILY MOOREI heard this author interviewed on the radio and decided to read her book. I'm so glad I did. It has helped me cope with a situation that has broken my heart. Her insights were meaningful in the context of what I am going through and I probably highlighted something on every page. Her honesty and candor were refreshing. Because we are in relationships with imperfect people and we are imperfect, it can get messy. This book helps you to see God at work in your relationships and how you can draw closer to Him in the midst of the chaos and often while you wait...not so patiently for things to work themselves out. Or perhaps I should say as we wait for God's perfect plan to unfold.My favorite quote is "I used to believe that people were grateful because they had what they wanted. I have learned that when we are grateful, we want what we have."I would recommend this book to people who are going through divorce or experiencing strained relationships with family or friends.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Amazing insightsBy K MickSharon's insight, honesty, humility and brave heart are so inspiring. I have asked many of my friends to read this with me as many if us have grieved the "crucifixion" of relationships but not received the gift of that death that Sharon so beautifully articulates.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Great book!By nancy demmittThis is a book I will recommend again and again in my counseling practice.And I will read and reread this book for my own personal journey as well.