Scandalon: Running from Shame and Finding God's Scandalous Love

Scandalon: Running from Shame and Finding God's Scandalous Love

by Susan Elaine Jenkins


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ISBN-13: 9780981892900
Publisher: CLADACH Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 689,891
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Susan Elaine Jenkins lived in China for fifteen years, teaching the performing arts in international schools. She experienced and collected fascinating stories of people and life in the great country of China. Like her own personal story, these are often stories of disappointment, abuse, shame, and healing love. She shares these experiences both through writing and public speaking.
Susan grew up in California, where her preacher father pastored several churches, and where she now lives and works in the field of education.
Though Scandalon is Susan's first book, she has been writing all her life. From her imaginative, storytelling, book-loving mother, she learned early the joy of words. Her favorite childhood toy was an old, black typewriter that she lugged everywhere-creating stories to share with her classmates at school. Susan loves teaching, traveling, cooking, and keeping in touch with family and friends. She is currently writing a novel.

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Scandalon: Running from Shame and Finding God's Scandalous Love 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Barbi_Roth More than 1 year ago
I received this book shortly before I left on vacation. I skimmed through it, reading a few paragraphs here and there. My appetite thoroughly whetted, I tucked it into my luggage, knowing I would want to savor it. Normally, when I am on vacation (or any time, for that matter) I do not appreciate intestinal distress; however, this time, I was grateful for a good excuse to skip the beach and stay at the cabin to read in peace. I finished the book in one day. Once I started I could not put it down for longer than a bathroom break. I found Susan's style writing to be very soothing and refreshing, like aromatherapy for the soul. The transparency of this book will most likely disturb Pharisees, but seekers of God's truth will find hope for healing. I highly recommend it.
MiscMayzee on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Scandalon is one of the better memoirs I have ever read that is written by a person without a widely public life (as in a celebrity). I dare say it is the best Christian memoir I have read that fits that description. Susan Elaine Jenkins has a way with words and book organization that makes it easy to read her book as you would a fictional story. There are no defined chapters and within her book the sections, divided by inspirational asides, alternate between her time in China and her life growing up near San Francisco as a preacher's child through a troubled marriage and through a dark time in her life and church life.There are many sad moments in this book when all you will want to do is hold Susan's hand and shudder at the way life treats all of us at times, and there are many more moments when you will rejoice in her moments with Ouyang, a member of her loving Chinese family and a dear friend.The book ends on a very uplifting note, and you will feel better for having read it. The book is 285 pages long. It wasn't one I read straight through (I do that regularly), rather I read it in large chunks over 5 days and had moments to absorb what I had read and then come back eager to continue the journey.It is rare for a memoir to be completely absorbing, but this one was. For that reason, I highly recommend it.Disclosure: I received a review copy of this volume from Cladach Publishing in order to facilitate my review and fulfill the needs of the blog tour featured on MiscMayzee.
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