I want readers to know that the western church lives too civilized to engage in the battle we are all called to, so it remains weak and puny
Longwood, FL (Vocus) September 15, 2010
A day that would forever change her life—author Deborah Newhouse felt hell’s minions move around her like a black-ops team on a critical mission of destruction. The enemy had sat patiently within the strongholds she had helped build, planning this siege and launching his assault to destroy her. She was on a downward spiral into her own “slough of despond”—when suddenly, by yielding to God, she was delivered from her woes. In My New Normal: Confessions of a Former Basement Dweller ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-60957-610-3), her new Xulon press release, the author reveals how wounds of the past are useful tools of the enemy, and that a relationship with Christ will help people to live in freedom if they choose.
“I want readers to know that the western church lives too civilized to engage in the battle we are all called to, so it remains weak and puny,” the author says. “We operate willfully blind or woefully ignorant. But we must believe life does not have to be just living. We have not been called to live in the dark, dank basement of sometimes victorious living, but with heads up, hands out, and hearts full in the glorious light of the Son.”
Newhouse, a certified biblical counselor, has more than 25 years of ministry experience in teaching, speaking, and discipleship counseling—and she has personally experienced everything she writes about in the book. At 52, she found herself in what felt like a life or death situation. “I discovered that our wounds, our unconfessed sins, and our unyielding hearts are the pathways our enemy travels to accuse and condemn us,” she explains. “But yielding to God brings glorious freedom.”
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order My New Normal through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. My New Normal is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.