Item description for IMPRINTS: Stories That Solicit a Response by Stephanie S. Sawyer...
Godas grace surmounts every threshold. Stephanie S. Sawyer gives account of God acting in her life to break boundaries and confront arenas of fear and preconceptions. People, places, settings of new and threatening horizons become beacons of light as holy events are unveiled. Transformation is the unifying theme. Individual testimonies recount the deep imprints made, as stigmas are shattered through facing fear. Incidents of addiction, abuse, disorders, fear, loss and broken relationships are chronicled. The testimonies, unexpected, are tales of Godas grace, and born of compassion. They radiate mercy, provision, faith and renewal. These imprints are amazing stories, completely authentic. They cannot fail to leave marks within, bringing the reader to his own set of questions about his own preconceptions. They are simply stories that demand a closer look.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Nov 19, 2007
ISBN 1604415223 ISBN13 9781604415223
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Gut-level Faith Apr 24, 2008
Stephanie Sawyer's life is proof that if one enters into deep and honest relationship with God, and has the courage to live with an open heart, that heart is going to be changed! It won't always be fun, it won't always look pretty, but it will always result in new life, a view through new eyes, and another step toward wholeness. Going to the mat with the living God is not for sissies. But after each round, the bell sounds with joy! I commend Ms. Sawyer for her honest, vulnerable, lay-it-all-out-there style.
A gift of hope to everyone who reads it..... Dec 16, 2007
Stephanie Sawyer is an accomplished writer and musician, an advocate for people dealing with seizure disorders, and a committed Christian. Five years have passed since her first book, Facing Me, was published. In that first book, she shared honestly her struggles with seizure disorder with a goal of helping others. Imprints documents the Lord's victory in her shattered life. These are vignettes of her journey through stark circumstances, told in this writer's honest and erudite style.
Despite financial downturns, public seizures, fractured relationships, a failing marriage, and disappointments, Sawyer's indomitable spirit survives. The appearance of a loving Lord Jesus saves her from a destructive life spiraling out of control. Unexpected gifts of compassion from friends and strangers brighten her darkest days. In her lowest hours, God sends who and what she needs. Sawyer considers these human gifts from God to be kindly angels, diamonds of light sent to illuminate her path to wholeness. An empathetic pastor gently eases her back into the Christian community she deserted out of despair. A wise mentor dispenses support and advice in generous measure. Discerning strangers provide kindness and concern in troubled moments.
These are stories of Christ's healing grace, told by a woman who has struggled and failed but finally emerged victorious. The message throughout is that Jesus can help us overcome any trial if we open our hearts to him as Ms. Sawyer did. She shares her story without self pity or recriminations. The result is heart warming and encouraging to any reader who has ever struggled with illness, rejection, sorrow, or failure. Imprints is Ms. Sawyer's gift to us all and highly recommended.