Do you know what itâ??s like to walk on eggshells around someone out of fear? Fear is crippling, but you donâ??t have to be a slave to fear any longer. As a people-pleaser, you might have stayed in a relationship or withstood abuse from someone to side-step conflict, but you can be freed from people who bring fear into your life. This booklet will help you define the root of your fear, whether itâ??s sexual abuse or something else thatâ??s just as damaging, and help you move past it to healing and wholeness.
Kim Vastine tells her powerful story of entrapment as a child with a sexually abusive uncle and a physically abusive father. She shares what her deepest struggles were as a little girl, wanting to blame herself because she didnâ??t say â??noâ? to either abuser and feeling the pressure to be perfect. Neither avenue lead to wholeness; it wasnâ??t until Kim developed her Godly fear of the Lord that she found hope and healing.
Sharon Kay Ballâ??s â??Steps to Freedomâ? section prepares women for the trauma they will uncover when thinking back to memories of abuse. She gives women steps to forgiveness to ultimately turn their fears into what makes them courageous.
Fear to Courage will bring you hope and wholeness. It will speak to your heart and will strengthen your faith. It includes questions and Scripture passages -along with space to journal.
96 pages, paperback, 4.5â? x 6.5â?, includes study guide for personal or group use.
Look for all 12 of the Freedom Series mini-books -These books are for women who need Godâ??s restoration and wholeness after the hurt and destruction of divorce, rape, paralyzing fear, abandonment, abuse, illicit affairs, and other tragedies.
Author Kim Vastine Tells Her Incredible Story of Healing after Being Abused
See What Others Are Sayingâ?¦
Fear to Courage is a 96-page minibook that is part of the Freedom Series created by author and popular women's speaker, Michelle Borquez. Women desperately want to get to the other side of fear, shame, low self-esteem, hopelessness, or any other issue that keeps them from finding their ultimate freedom in life, but often they don't know how. The book's authors use biblical truths to guide readers out of their unhealthy fears into a place of understanding, healing, and freedom..."
â?¦About the Freedom Seriesâ?¦
— April McCallum, founder and blogger for www.destinyswomen.com. Click here
to read the entire review.
"We live in a broken fallen world, and sometimes need help in making sense of the hurtful, painful things in our lives. These books are real stories and can help women find freedom from the paralyzing effects of betrayal, fear and deception through the liberating truths of Scripture."
Marijean Green, wife of recording artist, Steve Green, and involved in women's leadership at Christ Community Church.
"The Freedom Series deals with many issues that I have come across during the decades I have counseled people at my church. Each book is great for its designed application. However, the Fear to Courage book stands out the most to me since so many are driven by fear. This book is so Bible-based, very direct, easy to understand, and also applicable. It is refreshing to have a resource that doesnâ??t just talk about an issue, but shows how to apply biblical concepts to it. I highly recommend this series!"
Harbor City, CA
"Life is like a priceless crystal vase which falls from a safe shelf and explodes. Shatters. Broken. In a thousand ways we feel the pain of life. Oh it hurts â?¦ to the point of hiding. Despair becomes relentless. Hate begins to consume us. Disillusioned. We search for wholeness. We pray. We need someone to show us how to pick up the pieces of our life. And then one day God answers our prayers with The Freedom Series. Lunch-size substantial intelligence from authors, with real stories of their own divorce, rape, paralyzing fear, abandonment, abuse, illicit affairs, and other tragedies. Each mini-book offers rich Bible based hope from God, expert counselors and no-nonsense how to recover steps. All designed so you can be free to smile again, trust wiser, grieve effectively and live with joy."
Pastor Roger Ball
Pastor of First Baptist, Tempe
"As a woman's ministry leader, I've seen the devastation of divorce crush a family. The loss of hopes and dreams, plus the fear and anxiety about the future, often cause women to go into a downward spiral. Without any help, many times the numbness and fear can cause them to make poor choices. The Freedom Series gives me tools to help them. The books are on the topics I face regularly: divorce, abuse, fear and anxiety, and recovering from affairs. I strongly recommend this series."
â?¦About Michelle Borquezâ?¦
Comments from the Single Mothers Focus Group at Rolling Hills Covenant Church
"I have been blessed by the burning passion of the God Crazy message that has emanated in Michelle over the years. The vision God has placed within her heart is inspiring and transformational. She is a great woman of impact."
Dr. Catherine Hart Weber
Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Michelle Borquez has been placed in all our lives to help us rejoice in our faith with the same spiritual gusto and love that pours from the God Crazy message. It is a journey that will change the way you think, feel, and believe."
Author, Radio Host, News Anchor and Talk Show Host on MSNBC and Frequent Commentator on NPR News Radio
"Michelle Borquez is a bundle of energy; a veritable wellspring of love, joy, and enthusiasm; and an incredible communicator of a message that can transform the world. Her passion for her work is only exceeded by her compassion for those who hurt. She truly brings life, hope, and healing to everyone she encounters."
New York Times bestselling author
"I was immediately drawn to the transparent style and heart in which Michelle communicates. Working in television for years I've met many leaders and personalities, and while Michelle is a great leader with many accomplishments, what I love most is her passion and real desire to see women healed and transformed. She personally touched my life with her God Crazy message and I know she will do the same for many others."
Bella Women Network Director of Programming and formerly TBN Atlanta Director of Programming
"Michelle is a visionary, passionate woman who will help you to develop a positive plan of action as you hold on to unshakable faith."
Speaker, Author of A New Kind of Normal and Between a Rock and a Grace Place and Miracle on Hope Hill
"Master Communicator is an understatement for Michelle Borquez. Her entrepreneurial achievements include radio and television shows, a women's magazine, thousand-person conferences, a book seriesâ?¦even an industry advocacy organization. By blending her affable personality with unconventional life and corporate experiences, Michelle provides real value in the critical business arena of communications, branding and media!"
CEO Good Steward Software, Energycap.com
"This book was such a life changing experience for so many of us that we culminated this experience by hosting a â??God Crazyâ? retreat where we were extremely blessed to host the author Michelle Borquez as our speaker. There are no words that can capture what having Michelle personally minister to our women did. She is a woman that inspires both spiritually and in very practical ways. Each woman left that retreat with a renewed vision and personal plan for her life. We will never be the same."
Pastor's wife and Director of Women's Ministries, Northeast Community Fellowship Foursquare Church, Portland, Ore.
"Bad things make most people bitter. But not for Michelle Borquez. Michelle is one of those unique individuals with awe-inspiring joy, exploding passion and rock solid confidence. Why? She knows how to trust and rest in the protective and liberating hands of God. She is a wise strategic planner. High Energy. With God, Michelleâ??s has discovered great internal security and wisdom deep and wide like the Grand Canyon. Her life goals are divinely super charged and laser focus so be prepared when you learn from MIchelle you will learn many new life changing freedoms in Christ."
Pastor Roger Ball
"Michelle Borquez Thornton is a breath of Godâ??s fresh air in a Christian church culture that desperately needs to breathe something relevant and real. Michelle has a rare gift of being able to point us clearly to Heaven while still reaching us with a teaching that is easily applicable to life here on Earth."
Reverend Rudy Sheptock
Senior Pastor of The Lighthouse Church of the C&MA Cape May County, NJ