SO HE HURT YOU NOW WHAT?
by Nicole Cleveland
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: DocUmeant Publishing (January 1, 2010)
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction, Inspirational
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About The Book
So He Hurt You, Now What? – Messages of Hope for a Hurting Sister is a series of short messages to encourage, uplift and inspire you. Think of a daily message you would send a friend that’s at a very low place in their life. Her husband or boyfriend just left her or she just found out of his betrayal. She’s in shock and kinda frozen….unable to move forward.
We need a voice in our ear that says… Hey Girl – You are going to make it… You are NOT alone… Let me help you get out of this pit you are currently in because you can’t stay there.
In the midst of our storm or “pity party” we need someone that’s not gonna play with us. Somebody that has no other motive but to see us be happy. That is what you’ll get from – So He Hurt You, Now What? – Messages of Hope for a Hurting Sister
To the ones who play the recorder over and over in their head;
To the ones who continue to blame themselves;
To the ones with low self esteem;
To the ones who still think this is a bad dream;
Live Again—Love Again—Dream Again—BREATHE AGAIN . . .
These words jumped off the page when I began to read. Oh great, just as I’ve started counseling again I’ve stumbled into reviewing a book that is going to tell me how to make my heart hurt less, make my faith in God carry me through the turmoil of repeated trauma at the hands of the man who’s sole intention that last weekend of June, 2001 was to see me dead. I’m not sure I can read anything else or listen to any other stories. I know the feelings by heart. I know the psychology by heart. This isn’t my first time through counseling of this depth and I’m afraid, it won’t be my last. So . . . I made a commitment to read and review So He Hurt You, Now What?. I can get through this, no problem.
“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us” (Romans 5:3–5).
“I pray your today is better than your yesterday.” This is at the beginning of a number of messages, and before long, I find myself responding to Nicole’s prayer for better days. It’s so hard when I can’t find the words to pray for myself, but someone out there is praying my days get better, every day!
Today was not one of my best days. I thank you for allowing me to make it through in my right mind.
Lord, I won’t lie and say this is easy; it is far from easy. This is one of the hardest things I have had to endure in my life. I take comfort in knowing you are right here with me and that you will never leave me. Heal me, Lord.
And slowly, the healing has begun again. I quit asking why me? I quit asking what did I do wrong? I quit asking . . . this statement can be filled with so many words, negative statements about me.
I’m not perfect, nor am I perfectly healed, but this is a book I will read, daily, and read again until God has taken hold of my heart and I have let Him remove all the hurt that I’ve harbored there for so many years. And one day, on the other side, I will be able to help a hurting woman the way Nicole has helped me.
~Patricia, Room With Books~ © Feb 18, 2014
Meet The Author
Nicole Cleveland is the founder of Breathe Again Magazine and host of Breathe Again Radio & TV Show.
She has helped thousands of women extract purpose from the pain they’ve endured. She has a heart for those on the verge of giving up, like she once was. Her ministry and personal mission is to ensure people are not suffering in silence.
In 2010 she released her debut book, “So He Cheated, Now What?”, her personal testimony of overcoming an affair in her marriage; an affair that produced a child.
God is the steady rock that stays consistent in her life. Without God, nothing she does would be possible.