When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts: Discover the Healing and Wholeness God Has for You


Author Cindi McMenamin's bestseller When Women Walk Alone (more than 100,000 copies sold) confirms her gift for encouraging women who are journeying through difficult seasons. In her newest book, she offers help for women who are dealing with wounds from unresolved issues in their past.

When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts explores the kinds of hurt women experience and offers gracious, biblical counsel on how and where to find healing. Cindi shares the faulty thinking that often...

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Author Cindi McMenamin's bestseller When Women Walk Alone (more than 100,000 copies sold) confirms her gift for encouraging women who are journeying through difficult seasons. In her newest book, she offers help for women who are dealing with wounds from unresolved issues in their past.

When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts explores the kinds of hurt women experience and offers gracious, biblical counsel on how and where to find healing. Cindi shares the faulty thinking that often accompanies life's wounds and replaces it with truths every woman needs to know about how God views her. She takes women from

  • feeling insignificant to realizing how much the Lord loves them
  • feeling undesirable to seeing their true beauty
  • feeling they're not good enough to recognizing how special they are

This is a book filled with grace, redemption, and transformation--leading women toward a renewed focus on God, a resurgence of inner joy, and better relationships with others.

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"Wow...when I sat down to read this book, I thought I would buzz through a few chapters to get the feel of it. To my delight I have gobbled up every word, breathed deeply at every question, and paused to take in God's goodness. This book is phenomenal and I cannot wait to take the ladies in my ministry through it."
--Lisa Pacheco, women's ministry director, Calvary Chapel, Oceanside, California

"When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts ministered to me from the very first page. As a woman who has been a leader of a women's ministry for over five years, I thought I was only reading for the women in my ministry. The fact of the matter is this book ministered to me in so many areas of my own life. I know without a shadow of a doubt that every woman who reads it will be blessed. Through these pages, I am truly inspired that my biggest storm will end up becoming my greatest victory!
--Terri Smalls, Powerful Praying Women Ministry, Charlotte, North Carolina

"I love, love, love this book! I can't wait to share it with the many women at our church that need to read this! Thank you Cindi, for once again giving us a resource to help us heal!"
--Deb Sagisser, Women's Ministry Director, Hope Church, Oakdale, Minnesota

"Cindi McMenamin has written an important work. There are too many women who miss the victory Christ offers through His healing love. Cindi's book gives direction, hope, and practical advice. I plan to use this text in my ministry."
--Debbie Patrick, Mount Airy Bible Church

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736948586
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 964,071
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Cindi McMenamin, an award-winning writer and national speaker, is the author of When Women Walk Alone (more than 100,000 copies sold) and Letting God Meet Your Emotional Needs. As a pastor's wife, director of women's ministries, and Bible teacher, her passion is to bring women intodeeper intimacy with God. Cindi lives in Southern California with her husband, Hugh, and daughter, Dana.
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Table of Contents

Rising Above the Hurts 7

Part I Uncovering the Wounds

1 This Wasn't Supposed to Happen: Realizing There's a Reason for Your Pain 15

2 Why Did I Have to Hurt Like This?: Reshaping Your Understanding of God 37

3 Where Was God, Anyway?: Rejecting the Lie that He Didn't Care 53

Part II Unraveling the Lies

4 I'll Never Be Completely Healed: Re-examining the Healing Power of the Cross 73

5 That's Just the Way I Am: Receiving a New Identity 91

6 I Have a Right to Be Happy: Revisiting the Meaning of Surrender 113

7 I'll Never Really Be Loved: Recognizing Real Versus Distorted Love 129

Part III Unveiling a New Heart

8 I Can Finally Be Free: Releasing Yourself Through Forgiveness 145

9 I Can Experience Joy Again: Refreshing Your Soul Through Praise 161

10 I Can Be a Blessing: Reinvesting in the Lives of Others 177

A Parting Challenge: Embracing Wholeness 195

10 Steps Toward Healing and Wholeness 199

Appendix A Self-Assessment: Are You Still Affected by Your Wounds? 203

Appendix B Scriptual Encouragement for Hurting Hearts 207

Appendix C Suggestions for Planning and Facilitating a Small-group Study 217

Notes 221

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  • Posted August 27, 2012

    Healing and Wholeness

    Cindi McMenamin shares her heart on each page of this book. Her desire is for women to be set free from the bondage of their pasts and to know their identity in Christ.

    Each chapter begins with a woman’s tragic story and their redemption.

    At the end of each chapter, there is a section entitled, “Let the Healing Continue” where there are practical exercises help to incorporate healing. There are also scriptures to reflect upon and a prayer for healing.

    When a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts is broken down in three sections:

    Part I: Uncovering the Wounds

    Part II: Unraveling the Lies

    Part III: Unveiling a New Heart

    As much as I found this book encouraging, I did have a difficult time reading some of the women’s stories.

    However, I appreciated the fact that there is hope and redemption as well. Who doesn’t like a happy ending?

    When a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurt is very helpful as it gives you ten steps toward healing and wholeness.

    Cindi McMenamin teaches throughout this book, that there is healing, hope and redemption through the pain and hurt. Sometimes we may not understand why certain things happen, however, this book clearly shows how God wastes nothing.

    I highly recommend When a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurt for women. This book could used alone or as a guide in a woman’s group.

    In conclusion, I want to personally thank Aaron Dillon of Harvest House Publishers for a complimentary copy of this book.

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