Author Dr. Ilana Halina Oren’s new book “Insanity and Grace” is a poignant memoir of her complex family history, her career, and her highly eventful spiritual awakening

Share Article

Recent release “Insanity and Grace” from Page Publishing author Dr. Ilana Halina Oren is a deeply personal reflection on her childhood in Poland, her teenage years in Israel, and her new life, career, motherhood, and a loving remembrance of her family’s painful history as well as an enthusiastic embrace of her continuing life journey in the U.S.A.

News Image

Ilana Halina Oren, PhD is a marriage and family therapist who has been recognized for her years of service in counseling and substance abuse rehabilitation, former member of the Israeli Defense Force, mother of three, and grandmother of five currently residing in Tempe, Arizona. She has published her latest book “Insanity and Grace”: a candid account of her challenges, sorrows, and triumphs in a life spanning seven decades and three continents.

For the last thirty years, Dr. Ilana Oren was honored to work with patients who trusted her with their secrets and were willing to heal the emotion of shame engulfing their lives. The experience of shame keeps one in a state of perpetual wonder: “Am I good enough?”

In this book, she is willing to look at the skeletons in her own closet.

Her experience as a child of survivors of the Holocaust, the last remnant of the Polish Jews, who immigrated to Israel in 1957; her grief of losing friends in the Six-Day War; and her proud experience of serving in the Israeli Defense Force.

Dr. Oren writes, “Throughout my life, I was perplexed by the myth of the ‘chosen people.’ If we were the chosen people, what were we chosen for? My search for meaning led me to trust my higher power, Emanuel— the Lord. My story forms a fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Jewish people.”

Published by Page Publishing, Dr. Ilana Halina Oren’s engrossing book is the stirring autobiography of a well-lived and eventful life.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Insanity and Grace” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Nichole Hoffman
Visit website