Beauty For Ashes

Beauty For Ashes

by Alyce-Kay Ruckelshaus




PLEASE NOTE: This book is still available for new members of groups who are already using it. However, a revision of this same story is available by the name of NOW IT WILL SPRING FORTH. This new version is much more powerful.

How do you maintain your faith in times of trouble or trauma? What if the trauma had long-lasting effects, perhaps for the rest of your life? Would you still feel that God's got your back? Would you have the courage to live out your convictions?

Kelly, a junior at Westmont College in 1981, suffers a traumatic experience which changes her life. Can she rebuild with the help of her family, friends, and college community? How will the trauma affect her faith? What joys can be uncovered in the healing process? And will she ever be able to love again? This story of romance, heartbreak, joy, and faith will inspire you ... and summon you to a confidence that works itself out in reality.

There is a Bible study/journal/discussion guide available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539031208
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Hi, I'm Alyce-Kay (Hanush) Ruckelshaus, founder of Threshold of Hineni. I'm passionately addicted to God, despite some pretty bad experiences in church. I'm a girl who is cherished by God, even though I tried to scare Him away. I'm ardent about helping you trust Him and discover that He wants to lavish you with His affection. If you have had experiences that should turn you off from God, but you still feel drawn toward Him ... we need to talk.

I met my husband, Bill, online in 2014 and we got married later that year. I'm a hot mess, but he's totally crazy about me ... and that gives me a ton of hope and joy. We currently live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with two dogs and a cat.

My greatest passion in life is to see people unleashed to be who God calls them to be. That's what's behind my teaching, my writing, etc. It's why my heart drags me to broken people. Those of us who have been wounded and broken are the ones God mends and heals. He whispers His greatest dreams into our hearts. It's the brokenness that makes us more pliable, once the brittleness is gone. And it's the emptiness that enables us to be filled.

About Threshold of Hineni:
Hineni is a Hebrew word that means Here I am. I think of it in the sense of This is me, just as I am, with all my quirks and gifts and failures. I love that God accepts me that way. It also means, Here I am, send me, use me, in the sense of Abraham, Moses, and Isaiah being willing to go wherever God wants them to go and do whatever He wants them to do. It's been my lifetime prayer, as well.

A threshold is what you cross when you go through a doorway. It means that you're entering or exiting ... perhaps coming home after a long day ... or heading out into a fresh adventure. It smells of home fires and comfort and healing. It also affirms a new beginning.

My dream and my prayer is to be instrumental in helping people come to the Threshold of Hineni. The prayer I pray as I work is always that my readers and the recipients of my artwork would grow closer to God and know Him well enough to follow Him wherever He takes them, to be able to stand on the threshold, whether going out or coming in, and say, "Hineni."

And just in case you were wondering ... My Isaiah Cadre series is my first set of novels. They say you should write what you know, so the settings are various places I've lived. I got my bachelors in Religious Studies (emphasis in theology and Greek) from Westmont College in 1983.

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