It’s been almost four years in the making, but my very first book is almost ready for the printers!! I thought long and hard about what I wanted to write my first book about, and I decided I would write it on one of the biggest battles I have fought over my lifetime, and what I have learned along the way.
Not every thought that runs through our heads belongs to us. Satan has plans to destroy every person God has created, and he works on sabotaging us from the inside out if he cannot succeed in killing us altogether. So, thoughts are seeds he plants, and waters, and re-enforces in hopes that they will take root in our souls and begin our undoing.
My battles have been against suicide and depression. They started in my younger years, and have reared their heads at varying points in my life. Fostered by difficult life circumstances as a young woman, my thought life became the hot bed for the enemy to plant many lies that it has taken me years to identify, denounce, and walk away from. And that is what my book is about.
There was a day I listened to a sermon about “The Siege of Samaria”, which is an Old Testament Story from 2 Kings 16-17, and there was something in the message that grabbed my attention and gave me courage to fight against the messages of death Satan was throwing at me. It was the beginning of a journey and the beginning of a life-transformation that I am still walking out. This book tells Samaria’s story and mine.
Every year I am asked to teach on this topic, and so I thought putting it into a small book could be a way to keep the conversations going and offer help and hope for others who stand where I have stood.
The title of my book is: Beyond the Siege Walking Away from the Enemy. It should be releasing mid-October. I pray that if you struggle with depression and/or suicide, or know someone who does, that this book will be a catalyst for deliverance and healing.
I look forward to sharing it with you soon! Stay tuned, and I will keep you posted!