Broken and Beautiful

by Julie Woodley (Author)Robert V. Rakestraw (Foreword by)


Author Julie Woodley has experienced physical, emotional, and mental trauma, but through a deep trust in the promises of God and transforming experience of the Father's love, she has moved from broken to beautiful. She has embraced a life of joy that defies the expectations of others, but stands as a testimony to the profound healing power of God's grace. Join her on your own journey to wholeness. ""In life, we have many choices whether we grow through our traumatic experiences or merely go through them. Like the audacious Mary, who chose wisely and correctly to sit at Jesus' feet while her sister obsessively chose to be anxious, envious, and stressed, Julie Woodley invites you to have a front row seat to learn from the Master as she unpretentiously and unassumingly unpacks how she has chosen to grow through her many traumatic experiences."" --Jared Pingleton, Vice President of Professional Development, American Association of Christian Counselors ""'Deep cries out to deep, ' as the psalmist says.Julie Woodley knows that cry and has responded wholeheartedly.She speaks from that deep soul-place where Jesus has met her and she has experienced his healing presence. These devotions will help you enter into that same place where Jesus can bring hope and healing to your heart, soul, and mind. Enter in slowly, meditatively, and prayerfully, and you will experience how 'deep cries out to deep."" --Christopher West, Author ofFill These Hearts: God, Sex, & the Universal Longing ""Julie Woodley has been consumed, refined, saved, and delivered by Love.Her passion for Jesus is inspiring and contagious.She has been forgiven much, as all Christians have, and she loves much, as we all should.Her book will inspire you to do so and receive His love."" --Allan E. Parker, President, The Justice Foundation Julie Woodley is director of Restoring the Heart Ministries (, serving childhood sexual abuse victims and post-abortion women. Her story has aired onThe 700 Club, Focus on the Family, Life Today, andDr. James Dobson's familytalk. She is the author ofA Wildflower Grows in Brooklyn(2013), co-author ofSurviving the Storms of Life(2008), and the producer ofIn the WildflowersandInto My Armscounseling DVDs. She is an ordained and licensed minister in the International Ministerial Fellowship, licensed Christian counselor, and certified trauma counselor. She also facilitates groups at Leyden DuPage Clinic (Naperville, IL). Shewas inducted into the Suffolk County (New York) Women's Hall of Fame (2009) and has received numerous other awards. Julie has four children andfive grandchildren."


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