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How strange the ways of healing are...ISBN 9781615799572

How strange the ways of healing are...

Hope is where the Spirit is. And that is valid for all people with all sorts of wounds. God wants us free – and He will not stop trying to get us there.

What do you get when a wayfaring evangelist with a tipi tent and a donkey cart hits the open road to tell people about God? In the case of Hetty Overeem, life became art as she penned a story about an ordinary character who goes on a not-so-ordinary journey. Tim Jonas – How strange the ways of healing are… ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-957-2) tells the tale of a modern-day Everyman who, like so many people, has lost his faith in God. But his life is turned upside down when a ‘guide’ takes him on a journey into a different world where God patiently but stubbornly unravels the spiderweb of distorted images he has woven around himself. Though not a comfortable journey, it proves to be a healing one, for Tim not only discovers God’s unique personality – but also his own.

“Sexual abuse has become a current theme, but not so much for men yet,” says Overeem. “Tim stands for these men. He has lost hope but finds it back again, even if he has to go right into his wounds to find his way out of them, with the help of the Holy Spirit. Hope is where the Spirit is. And that is valid for all people with all sorts of wounds. God wants us free – and He will not stop trying to get us there.”

Overeem believes God asks people to go back with Him into their wounds in order to share them with Him, and come out differently. “These are not just nice words, but real-life experience,” she says. “Real change is possible, and I’ve witnessed it.” An evangelist and counselor, she says she is mandated by her church to be “on the road with my donkey and wagon…to meet people, not in churches, but where they are. All these experiences teach me an awful lot about God, people, and life in general.” Her first book, Verslag van Peter Visser, was published in the Netherlands.

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 Tim Jonas through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. TIM JONAS is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and in e-book formats.

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