Three Weeks to Forgiveness: God's Redemption in the Dark Places of Addiction

Three Weeks to Forgiveness: God's Redemption in the Dark Places of Addiction

by Kimberly Dewberry

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Overview

What would you do if your estranged, homeless, alcoholic father suddenly showed up at your door? What if you knew in three weeks you would be saying good-bye to him forever? One daughter knows deep down that her only choice, for the sake of Christ, is foregiveness—but how?

Adult children of alcoholics and addicts live caged in guilt, shame, depression, and other self-destructive thought patterns. In Three Weeks to Forgiveness, author Kimberly Dewberry addresses distinctive ways to identify forgiveness and create a healthy life through Jesus Christ. With real and raw reflection to empower those dealing with addicted parents, the author encourages readers to overcome the familial cycle of substance abuse and its devastating effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632134868
Publisher: eLectio Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

KIMBERLY DEWBERRY struggled for 25 years to cope with the pain, hurt, guilt, regret, unworthiness, and shame caused by her addicted father. As her life devolved into a predictable pattern of poor choices caused by the dysfunctional thinking of an alcoholic household, Kimberly's image of God was skewed with an inner turmoil that only He could heal. Through the loving grace of Jesus Christ, she has broken free from the shackles of rebellion and anger, and has made it her life's mission to openly share her journey through courageous prose. Her heart's desire is to help other adult children of alcoholics identify and overcome unhealthy cycles of destructive living that the specter of alcoholism leaves behind. Kimberly often speaks at recovery meetings about how the serenity and peace of God's redemption are keys to personal wholeness. She also shares biblical insights to everyday problems through her blog, Transforming Normal (www.kimberlydewberry.com). Kimberly has two grown children. She and her husband Patrick live in the Dallas area with their three furry friends. Kimberly enjoys writing, reading, Bible art journaling, participating in Bible studies, and dating her husband.

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Three Weeks to Forgiveness: God's Redemption in the Dark Places of Addiction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (5/18) “Three Weeks to Forgiveness: God's Redemption in the Dark Places of Addiction” by Kimberly Dewberry is her compelling journey to forgiveness and healing. Kimberly is the child of an addict. While she was growing up, she got to see both the good and the bad sides of her father. At times he was a hardworking man and a loving husband. Then there were other times where he would leave the house and disappear. Frequent let downs by his addiction caused her to develop negative feelings about herself including shame, hurt and unworthiness. This had a huge impact on Kim’s personal relationships. Her feelings of unworthiness kept her from making the best choices regarding some of the men in her life. These feelings also caused her to run away from her first love. Years later, they were able to reunite and are still married today. During her darkest hours, Kimberly found herself stepping away from her faith, even though this is when she needed it most. When Kimberly’s father re-entered her life he was terminally ill with cancer. She was able to bring him to her home for the last three weeks of his life. Her mother was also able to reunite with him at this time. Kimberly’s return to her faith helped her get through these tough times. This is a powerful story. Readers will witness clearly how families are impacted by addiction. Kimberly shows us the father that she adored and the man who succumbed to his addictions. The love between her mother and father was heart wrenching because even after years of being separated, it was obvious that they still loved each other. The healing power of Kimberly’s faith shines through her journey as well. In “Three Weeks to Forgiveness: God's Redemption in the Dark Places of Addiction” Kimberly Dewberry shares her life story with candor. She includes both the good times and the bad. Having reconnected with her faith, she includes prayers and meaningful bible quotes. She is also able to end the cycle of familial dependence. Kimberly’s faith based journey to healing with her father and her family, will help inspire others who are trying to find a way to recover aspects of themselves that were lost due to dealing with addiction.
RachelleCraig More than 1 year ago
Three Weeks To Forgiveness: God's Redemption In The Dark Places of Addiction, is one woman's true story of how the grips of addiction tears families apart. Kimberly Dewberry is a master storyteller, and powerfully shares the pain, turmoil, chaos, guilt and confusion caused by this horrible disease. Kimberly writes with vulnerability and transparency, her lifelong battle of being a child of an alcoholic and addict, and how it impacts not only the victim, but the entire family. You will laugh, cry, grieve and rejoice with the author as you read this book.  At the end of each chapter is a section titled: "Where Was God?" Kimberly uses Scripture and words of wisdom to point out that even in our deepest, darkest times of despair, doubt and desperation, God never leaves us! He is always there, waiting for us! We can get so wrapped up in trying to figure out ways to stop the insanity in our lives, and when we finally surrender our will and our lives to Jesus Christ, He truly will meet us right where we are and lead us to grace, mercy, love, forgiveness and redemption! While reading this book, I knew I was reading Kimberly's story, but I felt like she wrote my story. This book is such an amazing reminder to me that we are not alone.  If you are struggling with addiction, or if you are a child of an alcoholic or addict, or know someone who is, this book is a MUST READ! Addiction is such an epidemic in our society today, and Kimberly Dewberry has written this book at the perfect time!  I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book. 
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
Personal life journey account of the author through trials and tribulations and how she handled these situations. Learning how to understand and deal with someone who has an addiction is vital to understanding others and ourselves. Each person has their own way of coping with addiction. The author shares honest, heart wrenching details of her life and path to finding the love of God. Amazing book. I received an advance reader copy from the publisher and this is my personal honest opinion. No review was required.