Hanging On by the Scratch Marks My Nails Left Behind (Raw Faith)

Title: Hanging On by the Scratch Marks My Nails Left Behind (Raw Faith) – Personal Transformation/Inspirational/ Christian Living

Author: Elizabeth L. Chalker

Publisher:  Xulon Press (April 24, 2012)

Number of Pages: 470 pages

ISBN-10: 1612151205

ISBN-13: 978-1612151205

ASIN: B007XHW4OS (Ebook)

About The Author:      

Elizabeth Chalker is still in the furnace of lifes’ calamities and fighting the good fight of faith and endurance, keeping her eyes on the prize of heaven. Before serious, physical illness devastated her body, Elizabeth was on the fast track as a successful psychologist and addictions specialist, working with violent juvenile offenders and their families, near completion of her third graduate degree. Her life is a testimony of faith that is steadfast and remains no matter the seemingly dark, unjust, and treacherous circumstances of life. She resides in Lighthouse Point, Florida. Elizabeth continues to minister to those in need and aspires to show God’s glory through every breath she takes.

 

About This Book:      

 

Foreword by Pastor Charles Carrin and Dr. Corey Cameron You-one person-an individual, can literally change this whole world with love. By focusing on love, making a choice to love, feeding all that is positive, good, and of the light with exuberance and abundance instead of feeding the negative and evil things of the darkness. You can literally change the world and yourself. One relationship–one interaction–one decision at a time. If you are experiencing the dark night of the soul in affliction year after year, it will present you, as it has me, with opportunities not found in most other life circumstances. This is a life story of being in the fire, where I currently remain, where my heart for the Lord has become increasingly insatiable. A deepened intimacy has developed and continues to grow even through this very moment, and will continue beyond. As you read, this is my hope and prayer for you as well. Elizabeth Chalker is still in the furnace of life’s calamities and fighting the good fight of faith and endurance, keeping her eyes on the prize of heaven. Before serious, physical illness devastated her body, Elizabeth was on the fast track as a successful psychologist and addictions specialist, working with violent juvenile offenders and their families, near the completion of her third graduate degree. Her life is a testimony of faith that is steadfast and remains no matter the seemingly dark, unjust, and treacherous circumstances of life. She resides in Boca Raton, Florida, with her beloved “son” Symon (a Corgi/Shepherd mix dog). Elizabeth continues to minister to those in need and aspires to show God’s glory through every breath she takes. To contact the author, go to:

www.helpelizabeth.net

Hanging On by the Scratch Marks My Nails Left Behind (Raw Faith) Book Review:  

This is a marvelous inspirational book for individuals who is struggling with persistent illness. Elizabeth Chalker shares with us about her deeply personal relationship with Christ, and how almighty and breathe new life into that can be. Elizabeth I want to personally tell you that individuals reading your story will be inspired by your courage. You really put the focus on your deeply personal issues out there for everyone else to imagine and I truly believe that is very admirable. The title “RAW FAITH” is absolutely what you are showing to us. I have already shed tears quite a few times because your writing takes me through my own personal connection with God. In the summer of 2014, I suffer from depression and anxiety and I need to be hospitalized about two months and while I was in the hospital, I have my own personal relationship with God. I make sure that I spoken life on a daily basis and also read Scriptures from the Holy Bible. Everyday I have a personal conservation with God. I am still here today because of my faith In God and I put it into actions. Dealing with any illness or burdensome situation can either bring us down or help us to have faith. A tremendous deal about dealing with illness has to do with our attitude.Elizabeth allows God to guide the pen in writing a beautiful and  straightforward book. Also sharing such a profound part of herself with the readers. This book can minister to anyone who feels like they are losing hope, being ignored, feeling abandoned or alone. Please read this book and allow the words to minister to your mind and soul. You will get wise to that courage and love is right at your fingertips. In this book “HANGING ON BY THE SCRATCH MARKS MY NAILS LEFT BEHIND” is not an easy journey to go on.Not because of the size of the book, but because of where you discover yourself going. You make an entrance into the world of Elizabeth L. Chalker, an individual who was full of life and promise. Then suddenly due to an illness and symptoms that can destroy a person. Because of her faith, she has been able to not only find a reason to live but allowed her path to show others how they can go through in spite of the challenges that they might face. Elizabeth’s life is a walking testimony that when you feel like you can’t go on realize that with faith like a mustard seed you can deal with anything—and be a connection of inspiration to others along the way. Without question this book will shows what faith can do for an individual and how we can be a source of strength to others. I am definitely a witness to that. Faith without works is dead, so I make sure that I kept my faith alive by putting it into action. “HANGING ON BY THE SCRATCH MARKS” goes to the heart of what it means to have faith.

Elizabeth Chalker’s Inspiring Book will ministers to the readers to let them know that Joy is Unspeakable! Faith is Unsinkable! Love Is Unstoppable! Anything Is Possible! if you allow yourself to believe and putting that into action. (Joy UnspeakableWe as Christians should realizes that God’s grace is all complete,He supply our every need; While we sit and learn at Jesus’ feet, We are truly free, yes, free indeed.It is joy unspeakable and full of glory. In the Book of 1 Peter , the 1st Chapter and the 8th verse mentioned “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,” (Faith Unsinkable)  our faith is unsinkable as a result of that fact we place our faith in, not as a result of our faith staying enduring in our own power. In the Book of Matthew the 14th Chapter, the 30th and the 31st Verses mentioned “But when he saw the wind,he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me. Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Love Stoppable) God  will  pursue us with the power and glory that is unrelenting with passion and mercy. His unstoppable love that will never ends. In The Book Of Psalm the145th Chapter and the 8th and the 9th verses mentioned “I know there are times we all feel alone, as though there is nobody on our side as we fight each day, but know that we are never alone, the Father’s love for us is so great He never leaves us, He will be there with you in every battle.” (Anything Is PossibleIf we can see how we imagine our life that we desire to dream now and we definitely know that anything is possible. It’s not who we are, it’s where we are going. We don’t need a magic wand, believe that anything is possible. In the Book of Genesis the 18th Chapter and the 14th verse mentioned “Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”  If we allow ourselves to believe that Faith is Unsinkable, Joy Is Unspeakable, Love is Unstoppable and Anything is Possible and put those affirmations into actions then it will definitely happens.

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