Item description for Twelve Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise: Biblical Steps to Wholeness in Christ by Linda Newton...
Overview A licensed clinical counselor brings valuable insight to the emotional and spiritual struggles of abuse victims. Drawing upon her knowledge of Scripture and psychology, Linda Newton points the way out of the wilderness of self-destruction and despair. Linda Newton is an associate pastor at Sierra Pines Church of God in Oakhurst, California, where her husband is senior minister. She has an active ministry as a counselor, conference speaker, and retreat leader.
Publishers Description Physical abuse or emotional abuse can scar a person. If you have been abused, you may struggle with feelings of shame, guilt, and despair for the rest of your life. Yet God can heal you from an abusive past. Linda Newton has experienced this healing first hand, and in this book she leads another woman through the healing process. Linda Newton is an ordained minister of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and serves as a pastoral counselor at a church in northern California.
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Studio: Warner Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Warner Press
ISBN 1593173164 ISBN13 9781593173166
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More About Linda Newton
Linda Newton is a Christian counselor and pastor's wife living in central California. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University, her first book was Twelve Ways to Turn Your Pain into Praise (Warner Press: 2008).
Linda Newton currently resides in Oakhurst Oakhurst. Linda Newton was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about Twelve Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise: Biblical Steps to Wholeness in Christ?
Encouraging, Interesting and Helpful Mar 29, 2009
Linda's book is an excellent book for anyone to read, however, as the director of a Christian ministry for those with illness, I found it a great tool specifically for those trying to overcome depression or frustrations associated with illness. Linda was a guest on my Hope Endures radio podcast and continues to encourage many people through the archived show each week.
There are 3 elements that made this book stand out for me:
(1) Linda provides helpful tools that give the reader simple projects at the end of each chapter so that there is something constructive s/he can do to reach the place Linda speaks of.
(2) Linda is vulnerable and shares her own stories, personalizing the book and helping the reader feel like the author is a friend on the journey and not just an educated counselor giving instruction.
(3) Although Linda writes like a friend, she happens to be a very educated, professional friend. She wrote this book with a particular "example" client who she counsels throughout the book and gives her client the same steps and tips that she does to the reader. It's interesting to see how a typical counseling session with Linda may take place and also may lessen the fears for the many people who have considered a counselor but are scared of what a session may look like.
The Biblical advice is right on and ties it all together nicely, providing hope and motivation for the reader to make changes so that the pain really can be turned into praise.
From Holes to Wholeness Feb 27, 2009
The book 12 Ways to turn your Pain into Praise was a book that I had a hard time putting down. I am not a fast reader, but I read the book in four settings. I started on a Friday night and was finished on the following Monday night. The author doesn't use $20.00 words that tend to bog down a story. Some of her catch phrases are hilarious. I just wish I could remember them to use myself from time to time.
I felt like I was spending time personally with the author. Her ability to "paint" a picture of what was taking place was well done. I felt at times I was in the counseling office and could feel what emotions the person that was being counseled, was going through. The author, Linda is very gifted with telling stories that have a message and are entertaining and educational all at the same time.
If you want to go from having holes in your relationship with Christ to having Wholeness with Christ, this is a must read.
Wonderful Book!! Feb 26, 2009
I decided to read Linda's book twice because I didn't want to forget any of it, I cried more the second time. Her book has helped me to try and forgive not only my ex husband but myself. I knew when I met my ex the Lord was telling me not to marry him but I insisted because I felt I had waited long enough. After all I was twenty four years old! I had won 3rd place in a beauty contest in Fresno and was on my way to LA to compete for Miss California, my to be husband made me chose between marring him or competing, I chose marriage. The one thing that I loved in her book was Romans 8:15-16 I don't need anyone's approval or admiration. I play to an audience of one Jesus. I have been singing the song "Jesus Loves Me This I Know" a lot these days thanks to Linda's book and my mom for teaching it to me in Sunday school. Another thing in Linda's book that helped me was if you find yourself detestable then do the three C's (1) Let confidence empower you (2) Don't let comparison infect you. (3)Don't get constricted by needy people.(my ex was so needy and very abusive) I spent six years killing myself trying to earn my husbands approval, I probably would still be trying to except his abuse turned towards our children. I left my husband for the third time when he backhanded our third child Tony when he was only two years old for no reason at all. He hit him so hard that he flew backwards and hit the hardwood floor several feet away. I climbed over our dinner table that was full of dishes trying to get to my son, he was lying on the floor silent, my husband got to him first and began running down the hall with him and I was following trying to pull Tony out of his arms. Ron locked himself up in the bathroom with Tony, I tried to kick the door in. I couldn't call for help because my husband had broke the phone in a rage of anger earlier. We went threw so many phones in our marriage!! I finally heard Tony cry and knew he was at least breathing needless to say that was the last straw for me. You can do what you want to me but leave the kids out of it. I screamed "You just signed your divorce and I mean it this time" After everything calmed down and my ex passed out drunk I packed up my three children at 3am in the morning and drove away for good. Linda's book has helped me to try and forgive myself. Oh so many things to forgive myself for!! The guilt of watching my three children grow up without a father. Going to college trying to earn a degree so I could make enough money so my kids wouldn't have to do without. I realize now I have been trying to earn the approval of my kids and society. I love Linda's book because it starts off with making a blessed list which was very good for me because when you have a lot of guilt you become negative. All through the book there is hope being poured out with scriptures like Joel 2:25 God will restore what the locust hath eaten. Psalm 108:6 God sets the lonely in families. But the most freeing scripture for me was 1 Samuel 24:22 Set boundries. My biggest guilt was feeling like I was supposed to forgive my husband and return like nothing ever happened, you know forgive and forget. I wanted to be a good christian wife. Jesus knows the heart and we can only judge the heart by peoples actions. Actions speak louder then words. I love Chapter eleven God loves you warts and all. Don't should have on yourself and don't should have on anyone else, be a human being instead of a human doing. Thank you so much Linda!!! God Bless You. Sincerely Lorraine
Very helpful book Feb 25, 2009
In "12 Ways to turn your Pain into Praise", author Linda Newton brilliantly weaves her own story of pain with that of one of her clients. Using layman's terms and homework assignments, the author lays out a plan to overcome the pain of abuse and neglect. When reading her book, you can almost hear the comforting voice of a southern gal, complete with clever sayings throughout. Linda Newton's "12 Ways to turn your Pain into Praise" is not only Biblically based, but also reflects years of experience in the counseling room. It is a must read for those who are looking for a way to finally be free of the guilt, shame, and pain brought on by physical or emotional abuse. Whether you are ready to overcome a painful past or you need to discover your full potential and God's purpose for your life, this book is for you.
MaripoaPinky Feb 9, 2009
This book was excellent. Linda Newton is a very gifted and talented writer. She is also know how to get to the real issuses in everyday life. Her insite and perspecitive are just priceless. She is also a very gifted speaker.I would suggest this book to everyone because everyone has had hard siturations to deal with, so it would help all.It is a must read.