With vulnerability and transparency, Susan Joy Simkins shares her island girl’s journey through abuse and single parenthood. Divine Reversal describes how God rescued her from a life in which she was abused, abandoned, ashamed, and afraid. From her devastating past, God’s love lifted her to heights she could never have imagined, including a Ph.D. and full professorship. Devastation became restoration. Shame became dignity. Unhealthy relationships became a God-orchestrated “happy ever after.” May this book launch you into experiencing and rejoicing in your own God-sized Divine Reversal.
“As a trauma therapist and Director of the Child Sexual Abuse Institute of Ohio for over four decades, I have counseled hundreds of survivors and heard countless stories of suffering. But seldom have I been so impacted by one person’s journey. Susan’s book, like her journey, is filled with tenacity, sheer determination, transparency and vulnerability to tell the truth no matter how painful. This heartbreaking honesty is what points to God alone as the Healer.
I have read specific portions of Divine Reversal out loud to clients knowing that what Susan had gone through and how she had come through it would minister to them…and minister it did…deeply and powerfully. Divine Reversal offers a way out for those emotionally crippled by abuse to stand on their own two feet again. It offers hope for victims to see themselves through God’s eyes, not their own–or their offender’s. Most of all, it is a story of not being silenced by fear or shame any longer and getting one’s voice back. And what a powerful voice it is! To God be the glory.”
VICTORIA KEPLER DIDATO
MA, LPC, LSW, DAPA
Director, Child Sexual Abuse Institute of Ohio
REVEREND TERRI OFORI
MDiv, Harvard University
Master of Theology, Princeton University,
Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Ursinus College
PASTOR SHERREN V. MCKENZIE
Unity Church of Jesus Christ
PASTOR BRENDA STEPRO
Assembly of Faith Church
Director of Inner Healing, Head of Staff and Ministry Development, Bow Down Church
GEORGINA MANAHAN, M.A.
Grace & Hope in Loss, LLC
REVEREND JOYCE ROMACK
Moving with the Spirit Ministries