A Fierce Belief in Miracles: My Journey from Rape to Healing and Wholeness

A Fierce Belief in Miracles: My Journey from Rape to Healing and Wholeness

by Anne Reeder Heck


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When faced with overwhelming hardship, what we believe makes all the difference.

At age twenty-six, Anne Reeder Heck was attacked by a stranger and brutally raped. Years later, still seeking to heal the remnants of this trauma, Anne stands alone in her living room one winter day and claims her desired belief aloud: “This is my year of strength.” Her clear intention results in a phone call; her rapist has been identified—fourteen years after the crime.

Offering all the gripping and uplifting details of a story that sparked national interest—Heck appeared on the front page of The Washington Post and was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America—A Fierce Belief in Miracles lights the way for those seeking to heal from life’s traumas by demonstrating the importance of clear intention and trusting inner guidance, and the transformative power of forgiveness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631527494
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anne Heck is a speaker, healer, mentor, and artist devoted to inspiring and guiding women to trust themselves, open to their intuitive guidance, and experience the magic of life through ceremony, positive intention, and a creative and curious spirit. Anne graduated with honors from Oberlin College with a degree in chemistry. She lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with her husband of twenty-six years and her sweet retriever pup. She can often be found exploring the trails in Pisgah Forest with her dog or meditatively turning her pedals on the Blue Ridge Parkway. When she’s not outdoors, Anne is passionately speaking, leading workshops, mentoring, or making art. Learn more and see photos of the healing dolls described in A Fierce Belief in Miracles at www.anneheck.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Sharing My Story 1

Part 1

1 Prayer 5

2 Impact 11

3 Trauma 15

4 Certainty 22

5 Family 28

6 Determination 34

7 Healing 40

8 Love 48

9 Disclosure 59

10 Emotions 65

11 Possibility 75

12 Opening 79

13 Miracles 90

14 Forgiveness 97

15 Presence 108

16 Statement 119

Part 2

17 Anger 135

18 Magic 142

19 Fear 148

20 Vulnerability 161

Part 3

21 Healer 171

22 Commitment 178

23 Talisman 188

24 Painbody 196

25 Seed 201

26 Prayer 206

Acknowledgments 213

About the Author 215

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