"As a Christian and a psychotherapist, I am convinced that the power of faith and grief work, along with honest self-reckoning can transform people's lives. This book is a treasure of generous gifts! It reinforces love and hope in the midst of recovery! It gently helps the reader make a concerted effort to change both their distorted beliefs and behaviors, that frequently result from traumatic experiences. It is a very unique, yet simple, guide from traditional insight-oriented psychotherapy. But in our times, most people need much more than mere insight into their difficulties. Most often, they need to grow and strengthen their character in order to transform the way they view themselves, and others, following the profound rupture of trust which follows trauma. Without question, this can be a daunting and difficult mission in the absence of a gentle faith, which comforts and consoles.

Emmons uses her extensive history as a survivor of abuse to provide a daily journaling experience for those who seek to travel a path to healing. Her exercises guide us with daily reflections, Scriptures, and activities into a sincere and persistent effort to embody the virtues of thanksgiving, using the values of one's faith as a key reinforcement in the healing process. After reviewing dozens of self-help books, I found this little gem to be the perfect compliment for our aftercare program following  The Grief to Grace retreats. We have offered it as a gift to all our participants to help them continue the work they began with us." 

Dr. Theresa Burke, Pennsylvania, USA

Author, Rachel's Vineyard Retreats for healing after abortion

Author, Grief to Grace Retreats, Healing the Wounds of Abuse and Reclaiming the Gift of Human Dignity


"Flame of Healing is a study by which an individual can seek healing and hope through a Spiritual Recovery Process. It

provides through Scriptures and Journaling a method of working through the pain to hope and freedom  from  past trauma."  

Dr. Murl L. Silvey, Oregon USA  

"Your book is a God Send. Because of my nursing background, people feel comfortable telling me their stories of abuse. I feel through your book, I can now know a tool to help them heal. Your book doesn't focus on the trauma. It focuses on the healing and in the process, the pain from the trauma slowly ebbs away and is replaced by a sense of faith, hope, security, and even purpose."   

Joan, Vermont, USA 

"Your book is soooooo powerful and beautifully written... it sure ministers to me."   

Leila Rae, Oregon USA  

"Your book was a tremendous help."   

Kathy, Oregon USA   

"Thanks for your book - it is really wonderful. I am reading it every night before I go to sleep."  

Jill, Minnesota, USA   

"I visited your website for what I thought would be a brief look; instead, I found myself immersed in all that you offer there. I love the site and will definitely visit again - soon."    

Leona, Texas USA

"I have given your book to some of the people who have come to me for pastoral counseling, before referring them to a licensed counselor ... thanks for writing a book that allows others to journal and feel hope..."   

Pastor Morgan K. Hjelm, Washington, USA

​"My friend gave me a copy... I wanted to thank you personally for this wonderful book. What a WONDERFUL way to learn from all this... the 'work book' part... it's great!!! Thank you so much for this book... Love your writing and knowledge!!!!!!"

​Julie, Oregon, USA     

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Flame of Healing:
A Daily Journey of Healing from Abuse and Trauma