New Book Transforms Abuse and Trauma into Healing

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Jacqueline Rainey is no stranger to abuse, addiction, depression, or the healing power of God. In “Through Whose Eyes: Rise Child of God,” a collection of alternating and sometimes autobiographical poems and stories, Rainey inspires healing.

Even in the worst situations, hope always exists. Join Jacqueline Rainey on a journey through child abuse, addiction, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, and into the healing arms of God in her new short story and poetry collection “Through Whose Eyes: Rise Child of God” (ISBN 9781612048550, Strategic Book Publishing, 2011).

Jacqueline Rainey’s life has been filled with adversity and battles to survive. After overcoming child abuse, sexual assault, being a foster child, domestic violence, and drug addiction, she became in her own words “a walking miracle of God” who is joyful, medication free, and spending her time writing and speaking to others to provide inspiration and healing. She regularly shares her stories with women’s and church groups, veterans’ hospitals, and anyone who feels lost and in need of a little guidance.

Written as alternating poems and stories, “Through Whose Eyes: Rise Child of God,” is a book filled with inspiration. Even when people seem farthest from God, caught up in poverty, in addiction, or when humanity turns against them, Rainey makes it clear that God is present and ready to lend aid. A few of the stories include: “Turning Corners,” about a streetwalker running from the call of God; “Clean” about how a woman’s faith in God is tested when she is raped; and “Waiting for God” about a girl’s experiences in the foster system. Several other stories and poems tell of difficult lives and high-risk behaviors, and how God can heal any situation.

Rainey is not your typical author. She has stated that book sales are important to her “for a different reason; the more books sold the more opportunities to change lives.” She writes to help those in situations like hers to experience the same freedom and healing she has known. In “I Use to Be,” she writes closely of her own difficulties with addiction. She has stated about this story, “Addiction has a way of stripping us not only of our self-respect, but of our families and faith. Being a spiritual person and a woman of faith is what I believe intensified the battle and my struggle to break free not only from the substance, but also from the people who I saw as destructive to me and to themselves. These stories are reflections of my personal struggles and my victories.”

Readers and reviewers are attesting to the healing power of Rainey’s words. Carol Hoyer of Reader Views states, “There are not enough words to describe the incredible insight and thoughts that Jacqueline Rainey has shared….Many readers may find, through her writing and her approach, it seems she was in their minds….As a psychologist, I am thrilled ‘Through Whose Eyes’ was written because it will help so many that are lost in their journey of life.”

About the Author
Jacqueline Rainey entered the foster system at age thirteen. She lived in various foster homes, sometimes living with people who taught her about God. After a brief stint in the Army as a medic, she entered college while dealing with her psychiatric issues which contributed to her battles with substance abuse and addictions. Despite memories of child abuse, domestic violence, addiction, and sexual assault, she has walked through her pain and now has begun a new journey of spreading healing to others through her words.

“Through Whose Eyes: Rise Child of God” (ISBN 9781612048550, Strategic Book Publishing, 2011) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit, Author’s blog Publicity contact: Review copies available upon request.


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