When you feel Broken down...let Yvonne Ortega teach you how to move from this broken state to a beautiful light hearted state through forgiveness. Her novel Moving from Broken to Beautiful through Forgiveness shares her personal life's story of how she suffered, hated, begged God for revenge and justice, and was able to find peace of heart through forgiving her ex-husband for all the abuse he put her through. Her story is unique to her, but one that many feel they have experienced in some degree as well. Ms. Ortega knows how to reach everyone, for we all have experienced something that has caused us to hold onto anger, hatred, or a grudge, we have all felt broken down at some point in our lives. With the 12 steps that she goes over in this book, you learn why forgiveness works, what it is, and why it is so important for your health, your love, your sanity, and for God to work on you. She goes over scriptures that tell us God's stance on forgiveness, and what He wants us to do. This book is short, but full of amazing nuggets of gold very precious to life.
Light as a feather floating on air...I chose this book so that I could give it to someone I care about a lot. I felt they could use what was said, even though I had never read it before, to benefit and better their life. I wanted them to feel light as a feather, as they were going through some very crazy, deep, not so happy stuff in their life. Yet, when I started reading it, I realized there is so much that I can learn from God about forgiveness. I didn't realize how much weight I was holding onto from various things that have happened to me over the years that I have been reminded of. This weight is from not forgiving others for their wrong doings to me, or their wrong doings to someone in my family. I haven't really ever thought about this weight, or how it has been affecting me. Happiness is important to me! I love feeling light as a feather floating on air as I take on the world! But that can't always happen, feathers don't float in the air when it's raining, or storming, or snowing.
Beauty is more... for women especially we feel a need a deep desire to be beautiful. To be beautiful all the time! We feel judged about pretty much everything: wife-hood, mommy-hood, education, house, pet, shape of body, food we eat, where we shop, how we parent, etc. That list could go on and on and on, do I sound like a broken record yet? This isn't new, to most of you, it isn't new to me. And we just saw and heard all about the Women's March USA 2017, that caused quiet a bit of controversy all over the country. The scriptures tell us God's point of view on beauty, and what true beauty is. Ms. Ortega really understands how to help us open our eyes and take a long, hard, deep look at our selves, she helps us open up all those forbidden closets we've locked up inside us. She helps us understand how to heal, how to move on, how to successfully move forwards in life, how to be Beautiful. Because Beauty is more than how we look. In her book, Ms. Ortega has left us journal space to write down our thoughts, feelings, and experiences to help us move through the forgiveness process towards beauty.
I highly recommend this book to anyone to everyone. It is worth the read! Worth the time put into yourself! And if you like this book, check out her other books in this series.
To comply with the Federal Trade Commision's regulations, I must mention as part of every review because of BookCrash, that the publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of the book, through BookCrash, in exchange for an honest non biased review.