Survived Against All Odds!

Xulon Press presents one woman's story of God's grace and redemption.

God Can Use the Pain of Your Past and Guide You to a Glorious Future

Xulon Press presents one woman's story of God's grace and redemption.


Author Mary C.S. Lima shares her inspiring true story in Survived Against All Odds! ($37.99, paperback, 9781662871924; $9.99, e-book, 9781662871931).


Mary’s beginning was not pretty.  She was sexually abused as a child, married young, suffered many losses in her family, was betrayed, and almost lost her own life.  She ended up taking to the streets to survive before finally getting a second chance at life.


At first it was just a journal to keep track of events that happened to me and to my family and to keep track of research and then I realized that it needed to become a book,said Mary.


Mary C.S. Lima was born in Portugal and eventually became a U.S. citizen.  She graduated from Patten University in 2009, and also attended Toastmasters. Mary became a co-facilitator for the Phobease classes led by Dr. Howard Liebgold and served her local congregation as a care and prayer minister. Mary is now semi-retired as she pursues her dream of becoming a writer and enjoys her granddaughter to the fullest.




Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Survived Against All Odds! is available online through,, and



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