Love Letters from the Edge: Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma, and the Pain of Life

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Meditations offering practical hope through biblical expressions of lament and God's relentless, unconditional love for the hurting

Millions of women in the United States battle with after-effects of suffering so great they’ve developed post-traumatic stress disorder—the same suffering experienced by soldiers who’ve gone through war. Sexual and physical abuse, catastrophic accidents, abandonment, natural disasters, invasive medical procedures, and many other painful and ...

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Overview

Meditations offering practical hope through biblical expressions of lament and God's relentless, unconditional love for the hurting

Millions of women in the United States battle with after-effects of suffering so great they’ve developed post-traumatic stress disorder—the same suffering experienced by soldiers who’ve gone through war. Sexual and physical abuse, catastrophic accidents, abandonment, natural disasters, invasive medical procedures, and many other painful and overwhelming events can trigger symptoms they are little equipped to deal with and hard-pressed to recognize.

Love Letters from the Edge provides a voice for those struggling to express this pain and reveals intimate encouragement for those in desperate need to hear God’s words of love and deliverance. This heartfelt devotional focuses on the profound laments in the book of Psalms. Each meditation begins with a letter from someone in the throes of despair and then offers a tender response to their pain from God’s perspective.

Fresh, honest, and intimate, Love Letters from the Edge will reach readers who never expected to hear good news from where they are and point them toward the hope and healing of Christ.

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Editorial Reviews

Kathie Lee Gifford
"A beautiful, honest, and gut-wrenching book."
Jill Savage
"This book is a gift."
Julie Cantrell
"A message of hope with authenticity and empathy unlike any other."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825443473
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2014
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 238,327
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelly Beach is an award-winning author of eight books, including the Christy Award–winning Hallie’s Heart and ECPA book of the year nominee, Precious Lord, Take My Hand: Meditations for Caregivers. She is a national speaker, delivering a message of hope to thousands of women each year, and writes to an audience of approximately two million readers each month on Caring.com.

Wanda Sanchez is the executive producer of one of the nation’s longest running talk shows, and has over twenty-five years of experience in media, marketing, and publicity. She experienced extensive physical and emotional trauma and has come out the other side. Today, she blogs and speaks about hope for recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder to women and health professionals around the country.

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  • Posted September 6, 2014

    This book is a collection of twelve weeks of meditations.  Each

    This book is a collection of twelve weeks of meditations.  Each week has five daily selections and a weekend feature.  Each daily selection has a Bible verse, a letter to God, a letter from God, questions for reflection and a prayer.  The target audience is people who are facing and/or surviving PTSD, illness, loss, pain and other distress.  While I have not experienced the extreme trauma that the book addresses, I find the letters from God to be excellent encouragement.  I highly recommend this book as both a devotional tool and a ministry tool.  I received a copy from the authors and publisher by way of The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    I had the privilege of reading Love Letters from the Edge by She

    I had the privilege of reading Love Letters from the Edge by Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez. Where do I begin? What a beautiful book. I don’t believe I have suffered PTSD symptoms per se in my life, but I have many friends who continually suffer on a daily basis. I see their strugglers, I hear their pain, and let’s face it, no one can’t live on this earth without suffering pain to some degree.

    This book spoke right to my woman’s heart…I’m still digesting the soft, perfectly spoken words that seemed to be written just for me. This is a book that I want to share with everyone, but I don’t want to give them my copy (selfishly) because I want to reread it over and over again. I guess I will be getting many copies and giving them as gifts throughout the year instead.

    This book would work great as a Bible study with women who have all suffered in one form or another, would work great to read by yourself and take your time to savor each chapter, or would work well reading it with one or two close friends.

    I received this book for free from BookClubNetwork in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

    Beautifully composed! This 12-week devotional program is wri

    Beautifully composed!




    This 12-week devotional program is written by women for women. Both authors suffered atrocities as children. Victims of post traumatic stress disorder and its influences on the body, mind and spirit, have inspired this beautifully composed book of daily devotions in the form of letters to God, and God's letters in response. Scripture appropriate to the message is presented at the beginning of each day's reading with a time for reflection and prayer at the conclusion of the days letters. Weekends are times for reflection, journaling, drawing, or in some way working through the messages from the previous week.




    The daily messages are loving and reassuring as the scripture reveals God's acceptance and assurance to those who have suffered great losses or trauma in their lives. This book is an answer to prayer for women plagued with the aftermath that trauma, loss, abuse, etc., have left in their lives. The first appendix describes and answers questions regarding post traumatic stress, and common therapies. Further appendices offer helpful resources, and scriptural affirmations that I personally found to be excellent daily verses to apply in my own life. This is an impressive approach to guiding women through the most difficult situations in a positive and hopeful Christian approach. I highly recommend "Love Letters from the Edge!" This would make an excellent gift.




    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Book Fun's For Readers Only program in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.

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  • Posted July 22, 2014

    There will be a letter in this book for everyone. You will find

    There will be a letter in this book for everyone. You will find at least one letter you can relate to, but I am sure you will find more.

    It’s obvious that Shelly and Wanda have a heart for women to find healing, this is my heart’s cry as well, so I very much appreciate the work they are doing.

    This book actually reminded me how I used to connect with Jesus and since then I have gotten back to a very intimate place with my Savior.

    My only suggestion might be to make the letters more general. Some of them were very issue specific, even using names of people that must have been in Shelly or Wanda’s life. I found myself skipping over the letters that had nothing to do with me. I think the wounds that were brought up need to be prayed over, however, I would’ve like to see it more general and without anyone’s name who I didn’t know, I found that distracting.

    With that being said, this is a very powerful book and maybe this is a book you purchase and then share with others, maybe even mark the letters for the person you share it with and ask them to pass it on. As I read I kept thinking who I could pass my book on to.

    A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted July 19, 2014

    One thing we are promised is that in this life we will have tria

    One thing we are promised is that in this life we will have trials. This book offers readers a source of encouragement to meditate on during those painful times. It is based in Scripture and focuses readers' attention on God, who can heal all wounds.

    My favorite thing about this book is that it is easy to use and offers readings on many different situations. It isn't necessarily a book that one would read straight through. Instead, I think it is nice to skip around and find readings based on what situation you might be experiencing at a given time. Not all reading will apply to everyone, but the message from each one can.

    The length of each reading was perfect. They immersed readers in a situation, offered questions to meditate on, and ended with a prayer. I think it is a great book that could benefit many people.

    If you are looking for an encouraging book to support you in the struggles of this life, this is a great choice!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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