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Where Hurt and Holiness Collide


Pages: 266

Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

  • FICTION - Christian - General
  • FICTION - Christian - Contemporary

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781631294945

Price : $17.49

“The Red Door” is one woman’s inspiring story of her struggles with childhood abuse, parental abandonment, abortion, addiction, and a lifetime of justified bitterness.
Despite years of conflict, Stephanie was with her mother when the eccentric and abusive woman claimed to travel back and forth between her hospice bed and heaven, “rewriting her scripts.”
Was that even possible?
Stephanie’s own unexpected death suddenly propels her under the tutelage of an odd man who is a combination of guide, counselor, and eventual friend. Steve’s only assignment? Accompany each person on a personal journey to heal their unresolved trauma.
“Think about it,” Steve said. ”You have lived your entire life with people who have hurt you. They are here. And there are people you have hurt—I think that’s the hardest to resolve. They are here. And there are people you have blessed. They are here also. Do you really think heaven would be a swell place to hang out if you didn’t first have an opportunity to rewrite your scripts?”
Steve continued. “Let’s imagine you are hypothetically ambling down the street and bump into, let’s say… your father. Given the disappointment and bitterness you carry in your heart, would that be enjoyable? Would it be… well, heaven?
I cringed. “No. It would hurt.”
“Of course it would. Stephanie, you need a chance to do some healing here before you continue into the wonder and glory of heaven. Oh, I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Your mother was right about the sound of angels singing praises to God. And the flowers! It is unimaginable!”
Had her mother reported the truth? Stephanie wouldn’t know for certain until they met again on the other side of the “Red Door - Where Hurt and Holiness Collide.”

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Sylvia Peterson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Bible Seminary in Lakewood, WA. She is a seasoned newspaper columnist and author of “Laura and Me – A Sex Offender and Victim Search Together to Understand, Forgive, and Heal.” She currently serves with her husband as a chaplain for the Foursquare Church. The Petersons live in Steilacoom, WA.

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