Connecting the Dots of a Disconnected Life: Hope for a Fractured Soul

Connecting the Dots of a Disconnected Life: Hope for a Fractured Soul


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What happens when you mix faith in Jesus, a longing to serve in China, and moving to Israel with a dysfunctional family, abuse and the death of your dreams? Dvora responded to the call of her heritage, moved to Israel, developed a successful career, and had a fruitful ministry among Chinese students…but her internal world was fractured. She married at 52 and became a widow at 55. Would trusting in God really be enough?

Well-acquainted with grief and loss, author Dvora Elisheva writes with courageous honesty about her life experiences and her relationship with God. Her story has many “dots” of hope, mercy, and grace. Connecting these dots reveals a grace-filled perspective on hurt, disappointment, and grief. Dvora invites you into her journey. Together you will connect the dots of her seemingly disconnected life. Her hope is that you too will connect the unique dots of your own life and like her, you will discover a faith in God that brings it all together.

Connecting the Dots of a Disconnected Life is a captivating true story of a fractured life, transformed by grace.

The printed copy includes a short discussion guide to encourage a deeper look at the various issues touched upon in her story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943526673
Publisher: Deborah Hemstreet
Publication date: 10/09/2016
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Dvora Elisheva obtained her BA in Special Education from the University of Brighton (1998) and her MA (with Distinction) in Technical Authorship, from Sheffield Hallam University (2002). She has worked for universities and in the world of hi-tech, and continues to work at Rambam Health Care Campus, as their English communications editor and writer, the editorial assistant for Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal, and author of the Christian Friends of Rambam newsletter. The recipient of many awards for her work, she has spoken at international professional conferences as well as on podcasts and webinars.

Writing has been a key part of Dvora's life since childhood. She has written hundreds of poems (some of them published) and dozens of short stories. This is her first book.

Dvora moved to Israel in 1982. After a nearly four-year period back in the United States, Dvora returned to Israel in 2011. She continues to teach English to Chinese students and has an active role in the Chinese church; Dvora also sings with the worship team of her Messianic congregation. Dvora continues to write for her blog, "Hope for the Hope-Challenged." She has spoken at national women's conferences in Israel and is often interviewed for TV and radio as a representative of Rambam Health Care.

You can enjoy one of Dvora's songs on YouTube ( A short Kindle book with her poetry (The Adventures of Sydney), based on her first year in Israel, is available on You can connect with Dvora via her Facebook page (DvoraElishevaAuthor) or website:

Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Kary Oberbrunner
PART 1: Endings & Beginnings
Did I Kill Him?
Not My Choice
Background Melodies
How Do You Forgive?
First Love
How I Wish I'd Known You
In Between Times
For Mature Audiences Only
Working It Out
Choices and Consequences
The Rest of Their Stories
PART 2: One Way All the Way
Chinese Dreams
Finding a Path
Am I Jewish or Not?
Getting There
Sharing the Dream
Making the Dream a Reality
The First Year
Life In the Mercaz Klita
Israeli Men 101
Rabbi Gidon
An Unexpected Career Change
What About Your Mother?
The First Intifada Brings China to Israel
I'm Going to China
In the Shadows
My China
Backpacking Through China
China Farewell
PART 3: Fractures of the Soul
Possessed or Just Me?
Could Something Be Wrong?
Digging In-A Therapist's Perspective
What Is Your Name?
Mary Ruth
Dirt Bag (DB)
Betrayed (Debbie Beth)
Art (DES)
Tell Me Something Funny
Shine On-A Guardian Angel's Perspective
My Shore Room
PART 4: My Cloud by Day, My Pillar of Fire by Night
A Chance Email Notification
From Friends to Courtship
When Are You Really Married?
The First Stroke-March 27, 2008
You Are Running for Congress? Really?
Locked In
PART 5: I Will Bring You Back
A Job Too Good to Be True
We Are So Glad You Are Back
Home at Last
A Last Word for You


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