The Merciful ScareBook - 2013
Kirsten has spent her life trying toforget. But mercy begs her to remember. When she was in high school, aterrible accident fractured her family, and the only relief Kirsten could findwas carving tiny lines into her skin, burying her pain in her flesh. The painshe caused herself was neat and manageable compared to the emotional pain thatraged inside. She was coping. Or so she thought. But then, eight years later, on thenight she expects her long-time boyfriend to propose, Kirsten learns he's beensecretly seeing her best friend. Desperate to escape her feelings, she reachesfor the one thing that gives her a sense of control in the midst of chaos. But this time the cut isn't so tiny,and it lands her in the psych hospital. Within hours of being there she knowsshe can't stay?she isn't crazy, after all. But she can't go back to the lifeshe knew before either. So when her pastor mentions atreatment program on a working ranch, Kirsten decides to take him up on theoffer and get away from it all. But the one thing she can't escape isherself?and her shame. The ranch is home to a motley crew,each with a lesson to teach. Ever so slowly, Kirsten opens herself to embracehealing?even the scarred places that hurt the most. Mercy begs her to rememberthe past . . . showing her there's nothing that cannot be redeemed.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Thomas Nelson, 2013.
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