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Overview If your life is out of control and you feel hopeless, you haven't read this book yet. You keep the scars hidden and tell yourself you can stop, but you can?t. You think the pain of cutting will end the hurt inside, but it always comes back. Ma ... ...
Publishers Description You keep the scars hidden and tell yourself you can stop, but you cant. You think the pain of cutting will end the hurt inside, but it always comes back. Maybe you dont even want to admit that you engage in self-harm. Is there any hope for breaking free? Author Nancy Alcorn says yes, you can find hope and freedom if you apply the principles in this book. Nancy combines deep compassion with practical knowledge, insight and guidance from Gods Word. The lives of more than two thousand young women who have experienced the life-changing program of Mercy Ministries which Nancy founded, are proof that these principles work. Cut will help you learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of self-harm, understand how and why these behaviors develop, and know how to break free and stay free. Read the stories of girls just like you, who once had no hope but now live with joy and freedom. Theres also a special section for parents and others who care. There is mercy for self-harm
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by Nancy Alcorn
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Studio: WinePress Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.93" Width: 6.33" Height: 0.25" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher WINEPRESS PUBLISHERS 650
Series Mercy For
ISBN 1579218970 ISBN13 9781579218973
Availability 0 units.
More About Nancy Alcorn
NANCY ALCORN is the president and founder of Mercy Multiplied, a free, faith-based residential facility for troubled young women ages thirteen to twentyeight. After working for the State of Tennessee at a correctional facility for girls, she founded Mercy, determined to establish a program in which lives would truly be transformed. Today Mercy serves young women in locations across the country and around the world.
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Not just another book about self-harm... it restored my hope! May 27, 2008
When I started reading this book, I thought that it would be just another book about self-harm, telling me things I already knew and giving me advice that would change nothing, leaving me with the same pain and hopelesness.
But I was so wrong; from the first page I knew that this one was different....this book made me feel like maybe I matter, not just to anyone, but to God! It talked about a change of heart instead of just trying to fill the gap self-harm leaves with something pointless but less destructive. Reading about His love, compassion and mercy for me has helped me see that I do have some hope, even if it's small.
A very good resource Feb 14, 2008
This is a topic that many try to address and few do it well, but this book offers spiritual and practical help for teens who have something they need to say, but struggle to do so and self-injure instead. It's not simplistic, as another reviewer said. It offers insight from teens who have come out of self-injury, practical and emotional and spirtual tools, and more.
This Book Saved My Life! Jan 18, 2008
My name is John and I wanted to share a little of my story with you. I have been a cutter for over 30 years. I have been to counselors and doctors and you name it. I have done horrible unspeakable (until now) things to my body and was resigned to a life of self-torture. Never in a million years did I see a way out. I've always had faith but I was never walking in God. After I had a heart attack my cutting and beating became an almost daily event leaving my body in terrible shape and causing me incredible pain, physical and mental. I was in fact trying to slowly kill myself and suicide became an option I pondered daily. In my despair, I cried out to my siblings and THANK GOD! One did hear my cries. We've all heard that God works in mysterious ways and I am a testament to that fact. Through a set of very unusual circumstances my sister came to learn of my cutting and despair. Through her kindness and God's will, Nancy Alcorn's book entitled "Cut: Mercy for Self-Harm" came to be in my hands. Within minutes of reading this book I had accepted Jesus into my life and knew immediately I would never cut myself again. The temptation may return, but I now have Jesus on my side and I know how to fight it with his help. To me this is astounding and miraculous. I find it difficult to come up with words that are superlative enough to describe what this book did for me that doctors and over 30 years of trying failed to accomplish. I mean in a heartbeat, I knew I was released from this terribly horrible burden that has ruled my life. This book has become my second Bible and I will always have it and read its lessons and prayers over and over again. I know I still have a rough road ahead of me but I find enormous comfort in this book and its message. This book has taught me so much about myself that others never could have. This book has brought Jesus back into my life, what can I possibly say to Nancy Alcorn and Mercy Ministries to show my gratitude and thanks? I find it very ironic and wondrous that an organization that caters to young women has helped so greatly to save this old mans life.
Look Elsewhere to Find Mercy Dec 30, 2007
This book reveals a drawback of buying online: you can't always flip through the pages to see what the book will actually be like! Perhaps this review will be a bit unfair, because I couldn't even bring myself to finish reading this book. As a former cutter and an author (Cutting: Self-Injury and Emotional Pain), I was disappointed by the simplistic approach that the author took toward helping people find healing from self-harm. Praying and reading your Bible, along with cognitive behavioral techniques that use Scripture, aren't the way to find true, lasting healing--while they do help, they alone are not the only answer. If you simplify complex physiological, emotional, behavioral and spiritual problems into solely spiritual problems (which is what the author seems to do), you're likely missing the whole picture, and if you don't treat the whole problem, the components that caused the problem in the first place will rear their heads in another way (e.g., I went from recovering from an eating disorder, solely by focusing on the spiritual aspect of the disorder, to developing a problem with cutting, because I hadn't dealt with the underlying emotional/psychological, biological/physiological issues).
For better Christian books, see Jerusha Clark's "Inside a Cutter's Mind," Jan Kern's "Scars That Wound, Scars that Heal," or Marv Penner's upcoming book "Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut." For other good books see "A Bright Red Scream" by Marilee Strong or "Bodily Harm" by Karen Conterio and Wendy Lader.
Very Informative and Encouraging! Dec 17, 2007
This book really has incredible information and insight into the issue of self-harm. It would be a great tool for anyone dealing with the issue themselves or know of someone that is. It is also encouraging to know that their is freedom and an answer to this struggle that is impacting so many people in our world today.