Learning to forgive yourself and others is just as important as learning to accept God’s forgiveness. I hope to provide inspiration for others, helping them claim the freedom they can have through Jesus Christ.
Fayetteville, Ga. (PRWEB) May 14, 2012
Faced with the shame of childhood molestation, Sally Simmone shares her story of guilt, depression and rise to inner peace through God’s love in her soul-baring memoir, “Guilty As Charged… Forgiven As Promised” (published by CrossBooks).
“Learning to forgive yourself and others is just as important as learning to accept God’s forgiveness. I hope to provide inspiration for others, helping them claim the freedom they can have through Jesus Christ,” says Simmone.
From a picturesque upbringing in a 1950s, Christian home to her Baptist minister father, Simmone’s life seemed perfect. However, Simmone has always been plagued by memories of her sexual abuse as a very young child and the poor judgments she made as a result in her college years.
After 38 years of hiding behind a mask, Sally finally collapsed under the burden she had carried most of her life. Finally, when her long-kept secrets were exposed, Simmone sank into a deep depression. Enduring years of counseling, even hospitalization, her journey led her to discover the depths of God’s love. She emerged from the tunnel of despair into the sunlight of hope, knowing God’s healing and forgiveness had helped her through.
“I know there are many people who have been sexually abused. I want to give them hope through my personal story. I try not to dwell on the abuse, but on God’s love and forgiveness. My book is about how He can pick up the broken pieces and make you whole again,” Simmone adds.
“Guilty As Charged… Forgiven As Promised”
By Sally Simmone
Available at http://www.amazon.com.
About the author:
Sally Simmone is an elementary school teacher and lives with her husband, a minister of music and worship, in Fayetteville, Georgia. They have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. Simmone is currently expanding her career as an inspirational speaker and is dedicated to sharing her inspiring story with others struggling with hardship.
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