Rejoice...: The Bricks Have Fallen; I Will Rebuild (Isaiah 9:10)
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In the second of Fenella's three books, happiness is short lived in marriage- eleven days to be exact, followed by a seven year nightmare before finallybailing ship. The first book: "Rejoice... I Will Fear No Evil (Psalm 23)" begins withphysical abuse, but the marriage as told through the character of Jessica, was arelationship of emotional abuse, that led to planning suicide as the only escape.Having counselled and helped others, Jesse couldn't help herself!Of course, Jesse lives to tell the story, but has many sadness's and threemajor bereavements to deal with, not to mention the unleashing of a greatanger and bitterness in her heart and the spoils they bring. Whilst succeedingin a career working with young people having been forced out of mission, herpersonal life becomes a non-stop quest for love, internet dating, and a totalfailure, hidden behind the mask of a clown.A finger of fate flicks the switch bringing sickness - ME, and the ensuingrealities of limitations, causing Jesse to go in pursuit of yet another lifelong dreamto improve her quality of life... requiring her to sell up, saying farewell to friends,seeking pastures new and fresh opportunities.Priding herself on being a survivor, Jesse brushes the hurts under the carpetand moves on 'til such a time when the hurts and disappointments become amountain impossible to avoid and a volcano bursts beyond the mask, spewingthe poisons within... and a realisation that something has to change.Returning to her waiting 'Perfect Valentine', He empowers and encouragesJesse to break free from the chains of self-pity, low self-worth, and the constantcloud of failure, to a place of victory - with the dreaded mountain as rubble ather feet!"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I wouldnot have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gaveme."I am touched by the almost childlike way Fenella Stevensen views life in herearly years of "Rejoice... I Will Fear No Evil (Psalm 23)" struck by the sincerity ineach word, and the emotion which at times jump out of the pages. Fenella hasunearthed an incredible talent in that her life story, but most of all in spreadingthe word that no matter where you come from, what dark journeys life makesyou take, hope prevails. Patrick Jason - Malta Now
Fifty Six years old, born in Stockport and later at the age of eighteen moved to Torquay, UK, having lived also in Denmark and The Netherlands, Fenella Stevensen now resides on the Mediterranean Island of Malta, having travelled extensively in the past as a missionary with YWAM. She enjoys singing the smooth sounds of jazz, power ballads,swing and gospel . . . and the arts such as drama, theatre, creating drama, dance, interior design and painting . . . being more than thrilled to add Author to her list. Fenella has looked at life from both sides now . . . with money and flash life-styles, beautiful cars,houses . . . and also as a missionary having sold all, living by faith and travelling the world with an out-stretched arm to help others. It is out of these experiences of great highs and desperate lows she has written her memoirs, hoping they may inspire others through the difficulties of life's storms and shipwrecks, which have shaped her into the vibrant woman she is today. Having been married and divorced, she is now finally at peace with her singleness and the freedom for the future's exciting adventures. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.