Getting through What You Can't Get Over: Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom

Getting through What You Can't Get Over: Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom

by Anita Agers-Brooks

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Overview


We will do almost anything to avoid facing our worst fears. But when tragedy strikes, and you can no longer hide, what do you do?
 
Many experience abuse, financial disaster, serious illness, death of loved ones, and other common traumas making them believe they’ll never move past the pain, but through research and true story compilations, author Anita Agers-Brooks offers emotional, practical, and spiritual insights from experts and people who have survived intense trauma—and have made it through seemingly impossible situations.
                                                                                                                                                                                          
Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over offers relatable stories from people who have “been there” and lived to see a much brighter day as well as a section of “Insider Tips” that provides insights on emotional healing, practical actions to take, and scriptures for spiritual comfort and encouragement to help you work through any struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683229506
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 116,207
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Anita Agers-Brooks inspires others to overcome and thrive, by telling her own dramatic stories, and sharing those of people who also believe, “It’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith.” Anita is a speaker on circuit for Stonecroft Ministries, www.stonecroft.org, a popular keynote and session guest for various national, state, and regional association conferences, as well as a leadership/staff trainer for organizations around the country. She also speaks to churches, and Christian colleges, as well as public school systems.

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Getting Through What You Can't Get Over: Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
More_Than_A_Review 23 days ago
Getting Through What You Cannot Get Over by Anita Agers-Brooks. Anita shares both her own stories and those of people who have dealt with the unimaginable. There are just some things we will not get over; but Anita has compiled a tips, techniques, scripture and prayers to help us get through them to the other side. One of my biggest a-ha moments is the understanding that the 7 stages of grieve are used and needed for more than just losing a love one. Often we are grieving the loss of health, relationships, or a life we imagined. I hope that speaks to you like it did me. She shares the 7 stages often. I think most of us are starting to realize that PTSD is not just for veterans. Anita writes about how it may manifest itself and tips on how to manage through it. Closer to the end of the book, Anita shares the 12 step map that she developed to guide her through dark valleys in an efficient and powerful way. Let me interject here that Anita has faced more valleys than I can imagine. She is sharing with you after experiencing several valleys. I received this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
AFerri 7 months ago
This is an awesome book! If you or someone you love is having trouble getting over hurts and things that happened in the past, grab this book. It is full of helpful, biblical advice to help you. This is a book I will refer back to often. Thank you Anita Agers-Brooks for writing this book! Thank you Barbour Publishing Shiloh Run Press via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. This is my honest opinion.
Christianfictionandmore 7 months ago
Intense is the best word I can think of to describe this book. The personal stories of people who have been through PTSD inducing situations are just that, intense. Some I had to abandon because of the depth of suffering. That said, the author follows up each story with good, practical advise for dealing with great adversity. I especially like the final chapter entitled Valley Freedom. Her twelve-step map to guide one through dark valleys is quite powerful. (Not to be confused with a twelve-step program) If you or a loved one has gone through a difficult time that has been difficult to recover from, I would highly recommend Getting Through What You Can't Get Over. I am grateful to have received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review and received no monetary compensation.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite Getting Through What You Can't Get Over: Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom by Anita Agers-Brooks is an inspirational read about getting past traumatic life issues. The book tells the true stories of real people’s overwhelming hardships – whether abuse, serious illness, financial troubles, death of a loved one, etc. – and shows how each person overcame and moved past the situation (instead of letting it consume them). In the introduction, the author states: “None of us wants to learn from painful experiences, but life doesn’t always offer us a choice. We are challenged early and often with plenty of adversity…so how in the world do we survive when life won’t leave us in peace?” At the end of each chapter (which tells a different person’s story), the author includes some helpful sections, including Insider Insights, Practical Help, Spiritual Comfort and a Guided Prayer to allow readers to apply the information to their own personal healing and lives. I found this book to be a very insightful and inspirational read. The author explains (in a clear and easy-to-follow format) how to get through a traumatic experience and rise above it to live a positive, happy life (no matter what the past). She gently reminds readers that God does not abandon people when life gets tough; He is there right beside us, helping us to get through it. I liked how she presented a wide variety of challenges, such as death, illness, financial problems, and abuse to show that different difficulties affect people in different ways, but there is a way to overcome all of it. I think this book would be very beneficial to anyone going through a difficult time.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Getting Through What You Can't Get Over: Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom is a Christian, Bible-based self-help book written by Anita Agers-Brooks. When the author was going through some devastating issues in her own life, she attended a lecture by Dr. Edith Eger, a Holocaust survivor. Agers-Brooks was drawn in by the motivational speaker's story and intensity, and was stunned when Dr. Eger picked her out at the meet and greet line and asked to meet with her the next morning. Dr. Eger spent the entire following day with her and the counseling helped the author begin her process of healing. In this book, she continues that tradition by sharing stories of grief and hardship and offering counseling and advice on how to heal. Each chapter includes a story and a section entitled Insider Insights which offers guided methods for emotional healing, practical help and spiritual comfort, and is concluded with a guided prayer. Anita Agers-Brooks' inspirational Christian self-help book, Getting Through What You Can't Get Over: Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom is a well-presented self-help guide filled with the author's insights on survival and healing. Her opening story of her meeting with Dr. Eger is fascinating, and I was touched by the author's fearless candor in discussing her emotional state as she interacted with Eger. I was also impressed by her inclusive and thorough coverage of the causes of PTSD and found many of her exercises and guided meditation concepts to be well-considered. They should be quite helpful for Christians, especially those who are conversant with the Bible and Biblical study. My only reservation about Getting Through What You Can't Get Over: Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom is that its Christian-centric approach to healing may cause non-Christians to feel that the author's techniques and advice are not directed to, or would be useful for them, and that would be a shame indeed. I'd love to see a secular version of this work.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jane Allen Petrick for Readers' Favorite It took me a while to get through Getting Through What You Can't Get Over:  Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom by Anita Agers-Brooks. I needed to experience, not just read through this book because from its very first pages it addressed a question I had been grappling with for over a year: "How in the world do we survive when life won’t leave us in peace?" Anita Agers-Brooks is a motivational speaker with Stonecroft Ministries. In Getting Through What You Can't Get Over, she offers a compilation of twelve true stories of women who have struggled with this same question and, through the grace of God and guidance of His spirit, were able to proclaim,  “It’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith.” Each story deals with a different type of trauma: trauma to the body, trauma to the mind, trauma to the wallet, trauma to the spirit. The chapter "Whose Your Daddy", for example, explores coping with the shock, stress and trauma of illegitimacy. "Homeless in Seattle" poignantly explores how each of us is only "one relationship, one war, one physical or mental illness, one breath, one drought, one famine, or one foreclosure away from losing what we’ve fought so hard to protect." Reading Getting Through What You Can't Get Over helped me get over feelings of aloneness in the face of the challenges of my past year, and offered me concrete methods to deal with those challenges. Each chapter ends with Insider Insights: emotional healing, spiritual comfort, practical help, then a guided prayer directly related to the trauma discussed in that chapter. It took me a while to get through Getting Through What You Can't Get Over because I savored and reflected upon each one of those prayers. It was well worth the time.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
I thought Getting Through What You Can't Get Over is a great inspiration for those who have been through painful events in the past. I enjoyed the inspirational stories that tells of real life people who had gone through dramatizing times in their life. So inspiring. 5 stars.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Getting Through What You Can't Get Over shares personal accounts of people who have survived various traumas and moved through the pain. As the cover states, this book is full of "Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom." Each of the twelve chapters contains a story or compilation based on true events, as well as insights for emotional healing, practical help, and spiritual comfort. We have all endured painful experiences in our life and sometimes need help moving past these difficult times. Using her own experiences and those of others, Anita Agers-Brooks inspires readers to overcome their circumstances and seek healing and comfort in God and His word. The personal stories, advice, and insights offered are touching and inspiring. Getting Through What You Can't Get Over is a great source of encouragement! I appreciate the opportunity to read this book and offer my honest opinion. I received a complimentary copy of Getting Through What You Can't Get Over from Barbour Publishing.
KarenEJordan More than 1 year ago
Have you lost hope of ever getting over a traumatic experience? Are you searching for a resource to encourage someone else who may be suffering from some heartbreaking life event? Often it helps to know that someone else has survived a similar event when we're hurting. These true stories penned by Anita Brooks offer inspiration and hope for hurting people and for those who want to help others get through what they can't get over?  Anita Brooks captures the emotional heartbreak that comes with traumatic events, and she helps us all see that we really can get through what we can't seem to get over. I encourage you to buy a copy for yourself or someone you love who is hurting.