Mountaintop Experiences in the Valley was originally written in 2003 when the author began with asking God "Why so much pain?", "What do I do with this despair?", and "How can I be a testimony to Christ in the midst of all this?" Her initial writing was one to find the answers herself. This second edition expands the books purpose to include you, the reader. This was done by adding too elements to the original version. The author with great honesty reveals what pains or sorrows had lead up to each chapter and what steps you can take if you find yourself in the same trial. This is a must read for anyone who has faced deep despair, loneliness or guilt over a sense of being a failure. This book delves deep into the heart of God through an intense review of scripture dealing with each subject addressed. With each subject addressed, it also gives a step by step guide to how to overcome that trial in your life, so that you may find true joy no matter what the circumstances that surround you.