By Carole Turner
A Wounded Daughter is an inspiring story, one of valleys and peeks, bad choices and victories,real life trial and tribulations and beautiful redemption. As someone who participates in an outreach to strip clubs and prostitutes on the streets, I found this book incredibly insightful.
Deanna spends time exploring why she chose to strip and why she feels many chose this path. She paints a clear picture of the spiral downward that started with a need to earn a living and feed her child. Her clime out of the pit is a hard one of many falls.
Deanna’s life reads like so many women that suffer through a childhood of abandonment, abuse and neglect, who then grow up walking a similar or even darker path. Deanna was a stripper; she was homeless living in shelters, an addict, a single mom and she suffered abuse.
What I really appreciated is that Deanna’s story is so real. She falls again and again into bad behavior. She continues bad choices even after God restores her. She goes through many self inflicted hardships. But God shows Himself so loving and gracious to her over and over again.
This book really does show how we may think we have failed him too many times, messed up more then he can forgive but we have not. He is always ready to love us back into the folds of His loving arms.
A Wounded Daughter will inspire the hopeless. It will help women who are caught in this lifestyle to see there is hope. God does have a great life planned for you. Come back to Him and walk in the miracle he has for you.
Thank you, Deanna, for telling your story.
Carole is a writer, artist, singer and Orphan Care Advocate. She is married to Dean and mother of three children – one miracle of birth, one adopted from here in the States, and one just adopted from Ethiopia. She blogs at The Wardrobe and the White Tree.