When Others Hurt You

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I’m currently several chapters in to a pre-release copy of the book The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You by Mary DeMuth. It’s not being released until the 15th of October but you can pre-order a copy now.

Family members hurt us. Friends betray us. Fellow Christians deceive us. But Jesus provides a path through the pain—the Lord’s Prayer.

In The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth shows you that you can reach wholeness and healing in the aftermath of painful relationships by following the road map of the Lord’s Prayer. You’ll walk through story after story of hurt people who are led through biblical truth into amazing, life-sustaining, joyful growth.

Life is hard. People can be mean and petty and awful. But they can also be amazing and beautiful and sacrificial. God is good. He is faithful. You can trust him with your relationships. “He’ll send people to call out what is hard in your heart,” Mary shares. “And that’s a gift to you.”

I’ll say a lot more about the book as the release date gets closer but I should say even now that I believe it’ll be a book that will bring healthy change for many people.

Have you ever had that feeling when you’re reading a book that you wish someone else could read those pages because they’re ‘just the sort of person’ that needs to hear those words? Sometimes we feel that way because we believe that ‘God needs to sort them out’. It can be a rather negative thing. We want to wave those words around like a big stick to make someone else be more like we think they should be.

Let me tell you that this book is so different in that as I read through the pages my heart goes out to those I feel would find new hope and healing through the words Mary has written. It’s not about changing anyone’s ‘bad behaviour’ but changing their hearts to experience love and life in new ways. It’s about wanting freedom from the past for them. But let me assure you, it’s not just about wanting others to find healing in those pages, I need those words too. They’re honest, refreshing and practical and I need to hear what God is saying through Mary’s words for me too.

I’ll say much more in coming days but if you’ve been hurt and are finding it difficult to move forward, keep holding on and put the 15th of October in your diary for the release of The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You by Mary DeMuth.



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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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7 Comments

    • Thanks, Mary. I’m more than happy to help get the word out. I think that there’ll be many lives changed through the book and I want to get it into as many hands as possible.

  • Great “pre-review”!! I am thoroughly enjoying the book thus far, as well! I agree, I think this could be a life changer for many. Thanks so much for popping over to my site and taking the time to comment! It always warms my heart. Looking forward to working with you on the launch team! Blessings!

  • Rodney, I really like this and appreciate you posting it as a way to promote the book! I’m going to try to do something similar very soon on my blog. Love your blog!

  • Just checking out your blog while listening to your radio show, Morning Cafe. Loving the music!
    Loved the post and especially these words, “It’s not about changing anyone’s ‘bad behaviour’ but changing their hearts to experience love and life in new ways. It’s about wanting freedom from the past for them. But let me assure you, it’s not just about wanting others to find healing in those pages, I need those words too.”
    I know I shouldn’t be, because of this broken and fallen world, but I am amazed at the depths of the brokenness that I have encountered over the years. I believe God is going to use Mary’s book to bring healing to many.
    blessings,
    Gay

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