Blogger Margaret Mary Myers today is holding a contest to give away a copy of my new book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. Just leave a comment on any of her blog posts this week to be entered in the drawing.
I'm very touched to read what Margaret Mary has to say about how My Peace has helped her in her own journey of healing:
[This] book is about the wounds we may have from past abuse, and how we can find healing for them through Christ and through the saints. For decades, I have meditated on the passion of Christ and admired the lives of the saints. And yet, in one book, Dawn Eden brings new insights, helping me better understand how all this can apply to my own life. Her book has also helped me to understand something which, for me, was very consoling. In becoming a Catholic, I thought I should be healed ("presto, chango", as we used to say as kids)...and yet there are problems in my heart, in some of my friendships, that I can trace back to my childhood sexual abuse. Dawn enlightened me with this statement in her book, "Now that I know my identity is to be found in Christ, I realize the importance of avoiding acting from my pathology. But there remains the challenge of learning how to act from my wellness, for my wellness co-exists with my wounds."
Also this week, Jeff Miller of The Curt Jester, who is one of the Catholic bloggers who helped me find my way into the Church, has a review of My Peace. He too writes sensitively about how the book's message resonated with him.