Life Beyond Dry Bones

Hope and Encouragement for Those Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse

by Ann Coffey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/25/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 90
ISBN : 9781489723277
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 90
ISBN : 9781489723284

About the Book

Survivors of abuse have unique pasts, but the damage and pain are similar. Early-childhood trauma causes physical changes in the developing brain and a severing of emotions, and it distorts survivors’ perceptions about themselves and others, which can last a lifetime. Sexual abuse affects the body, mind, and spirit, and healing must include all three. Unfortunately, many abused and relationally broken wander through a maze of opinions and suggestions. In Life Beyond Dry Bones, author Ann Coffey tells how secular therapies offer partial help, but without the spiritual guidance, healing is fragmented and the recovery process incomplete. She tells how, with help from God, deep forgiveness and moving forward is possible. Life Beyond Dry Bones offers hope, encouragement and practical help from a Christian woman who has traveled the road from childhood sexual abuse to healing, forgiveness, and freedom. Coffey shares her story of abuse and how through therapy and prayer she started to come to terms with her past.

About the Author

Ann Coffey earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and public health and did graduate work in family practice as a nurse practitioner. After twenty years in the nursing field, career opportunities changed, and she founded Morning Star Dog Training in California. Coffey now lives in Colorado where she writes and speaks at various settings encouraging those recovering from the effects of childhood sexual abuse.