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Scars That Wound: Scars That Heal: A Journey of Self Injury (Live Free) [Paperback]

By Jan Kern (Author)
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Item description for Scars That Wound: Scars That Heal: A Journey of Self Injury (Live Free) by Jan Kern...

Describes the types of emotional, environmental, and physiological stresses that can lead to self-mutilation, presenting the story of a young teenager, Jackie, who with the help of Church members, struggles and eventually overcomes the disorder.

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This is Jackie's story of repeated self-injury and how relationships with those who came alongside her--together with a deeper understanding of God's love and patience--brought her to a place of hope and healing.

The Live Free series for teens and young adults tackles real questions about real life--questions about sex, family problems, relationships, body image, and the future. You'll discover firsthand stories of teens and their personal struggles, journeys, and spiritual healing that comes with real freedom.Each chapter includes Scriptures, journaling prompts, tips for supporting the person seeking help, and questions designed for personal reflection or small group discussion.

Awards and Recognitions
Scars That Wound: Scars That Heal: A Journey of Self Injury (Live Free) by Jan Kern has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Christian Book Award - 2008 Finalist - Children & Youth category

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Standard Publishing Company
Pages   237
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.37" Width: 5.94" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.63 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 3, 2007
Publisher   Standard Publishing Company
Grade Level  High School  
Series  Live Free  
ISBN  0784721041  
ISBN13  9780784721049  

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More About Jan Kern

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jan Kern writes and speaks from her passion to know God deeply, as well as from her personal journey of struggle, loss, pain, and questioning. For more than twenty-five years she has worked with ministries and groups with which she has had the privilege of mentoring and encouraging teens, young adults, and parents. She and her husband live and work at a ranch for at risk youth in California.

Jan Kern was born in 1956.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Scars That Wound: Scars That Heal (Live Free)?

Helpful for family and those who cut  Mar 30, 2010
This is a touching story that explains so much behind the need to cut. It have me an understanding that I had lacked and a starting point for talking with my daughter about her hurting herself. It seemed to help her to be able to express her pain in verbal ways rather than cutting. I highly recommend this book for anyone who cuts themselves and for their families and friends. A true way to help.
Beautifully Moving  Jan 18, 2009
In Scars that Wound: Scars that Heal, author Jan Kern chronicles Jackie's story, a young woman that turned to cutting and self-injury to release her pain. Through Jackie's heartbreaking journey, Ms. Kern offers hope and healing to any teen that has ever struggled with self-injury.

But as Ms. Kern notes in the introduction, healing is not an easy journey nor is it meant to be taken alone. In a gentle, comforting tone, Ms. Kern explores things that lead many into self-injury and how to get help.

Powerfully descriptive, Scars that Wound: Scars that Heal is not only a good read for those who self-injure but also for youth pastors, friends and family members of someone that self-injures. From how to pray for a friend that is self-injuring to ways you can be there for your friend, Ms. Kern's suggestions cover many different aspects of self-injuring.

Like the other books in the Live Free series, Scars that Wound: Scars that Heal is not an easy, light-hearted read. But it is a beautifully moving story of one young woman's journey to freedom.
Great book covering all angles  Nov 11, 2007
This book is great as it covers the issue of self-harm from all angles. From the perspective of the self harmer, from an external viewpoint and even gives pointers to those trying to help the self injurer. It also provides direction for holistic healing as it demonstrates God's role in the healing. Struggling with self harm myself I really appreciated that this book had raw honesty. It wasn't this fairy tale book of recovery. It was the hard slog of years of work and effort with a hope-filled ending.
Much needed resource  Oct 9, 2007
I've worked with teens for over two decades, and Jan Kern addresses the issue of self-injury with compassion and insight, as well as provides tangible help for the teen (or those who love them) seeks answers and help.
An Amazing Book  Sep 15, 2007
This book uncovers the secret world of a self-harmer that so many never know or understand. As you read you understand Jackie's pain and why she turned to cutting. I really believe this book is perfect for a self-harmer to read and find healing. God is going to use this book to help so many who struggle, parents who don't know what to do, friends that want to help, and people who just don't understand it. Buy this book for yourself and many other copies for everyone you know. Every youth pastor should read it and have all his staff read it too!!

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