Led by Grace
Unwanted from birth and abused throughout her childhood, Glenda was desperate for love and a sense of belonging. Her only respite from a miserable home life was school, and the welcoming shade of her favorite willow tree. Under that tree she would dream of another life, another family, and pray to a God she did not yet know.
Ultimately, Glenda’s afflictions became the cords with which God drew her to Himself. Receiving His salvation, she understood that God had saved her from her own sinfulness, more than horrid conditions and treatment by others. This is a story of great hope, an amazing account of how our merciful Savior brings light out of darkness, joy out of sorrow, and peace out of pain. Highly recommended by Elisabeth Elliot.
From the Foreword by Elisabeth Elliot:
“Abandonment, abortion, abuse, addiction, adultery, alcoholism, alienation, anorexia. These are words hardly understood a few generations ago but now on everyone’s tongue. Words we can hardly escape if we pick up a newspaper or turn on television. It is generally taken for granted that these sins and sorrows can be dealt with only by law, or by something we heard little about years ago–counseling. The results of such measures are not always brilliant.
Glenda’s Story, comprising all of those ‘A’ words, reveals the wondrous efficacy of a far older answer. An answer far less frequently sought today except as a desperate venture–the Cross of Jesus.”
How little Glenda knew! What chance did she have of learning? How much human help was available to her? What power drew her, all alone, to that church on Sunday mornings, or to sit under that weeping willow and talk to God? Her simple witness speaks clearly and joyfully – there is no corner of the earth where the Light of the World may not shine, no heart too wounded to be opened and healed, no evil that our Lord Jesus cannot conquer.”
Glenda on Abortion:
“I have heard people argue for abortion ‘because the child would be better off never to see life than to be abused and violated. It is better to be dead than unwanted,’ they say. May I offer my life–and the lives of my children–as a contradiction to that argument?”
“Words cannot describe the profound blessing this book was and is to me. I will forever remember this beautiful story of God’s redemption of a life and giving her beauty for ashes….. I wept profusely through reading it, and prayed God would give me such a beautiful love for Him like Glenda has. This is a must read, especially for those who have suffered physical or sexual abuse in their past.” — Tina Ortega, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Held Up from the Womb
- Tossed About
- In the Night Watches
- A Wicked Heart
- Who are You?
- Fantasies, Hymns, and Solitude
- Changes and Choices
- Starved for Love
- The First Day of Life
- Nothing Shall Offend
- River of Pleasures
- Beauty for Ashes
About the Author
Glenda Revell is author of With Love from a Mother’s Heart: Creating an Extraordinary Home.