FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Terese Luikens is proud to present her book, A Heart’s Journey to Forgiveness
Terese wrote A Heart’s Journey to Forgiveness for those who have grieved the loss of a loved one to suicide and those who have experienced other family traumas and shame.
When her father committed suicide when she was just twelve years old, Terese Luikens, the sixth of seven children, was left alone to struggle through her grief and pain. From her rocky, chaotic childhood to finding love and having her own family, A Heart’s Journey to Forgiveness documents Luikens’s journey to escape the shame of suicide and a dysfunctional family. This Christian memoir explores the challenges of healing from childhood trauma and forgiving what you can’t forget.
Terese Luikens’s A Heart’s Journey to Forgiveness will be free and available for download on Amazon for 5 days, November 3, 2022 through November 7, 2022. A Heart’s Journey to Forgiveness is rated 5 stars by those who have purchased the book. Here’s a newly posted review:
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2022
Beautifully Written Memoir
“This memoir is a must read for anyone searching for hope in the midst of chaos, hurt & confusion. Terese, has bared her soul and shared her journey from an emotionally lost child & young adult to a strong & spiritually beautiful woman. I love her continuing faith in Jesus, realizing that life will always have challenges and pain but trusting that Jesus has promised and is faithful to walk through these difficult times with her. That same assurance is available to all who accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Thank you Terese for sharing your journey with us!”
For more questions or to schedule an interview about this press release please contact Terese Luikens at 208-946-9049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writer Terese Luikens contributes articles for Mother Earth News, The Secret Place, Decision Magazine, The Upper Room, Hearts at Home, and the Epoch Times, and writes on her own blog, Why Bother? Also a school teacher and yoga teacher, Terese lives in Sandpoint, Idaho, with her husband and enjoys being mother to three grown sons and grandmother to her beloved grandchildren.
Suggested Interview Questions
Your book starts with your decision to join your six siblings in weekly phone calls despite the fact that your brothers and sisters represent the chaos from your tumultuous family history. Why did you decide to join those calls, and what effect did they have on you?
You document your relationship with your mother, who was emotionally absent from you, yet she seemed to be more present for your other siblings. How have you made peace with that?
Though your dad was an alcoholic and you were aware of his faults, he still was your primary parent and the one who made you feel loved and valuable. Are you able to remember him now with fondness and joy? Tell us a little about your dad and what he meant to you.
Why did you write A Heart’s Journey to Forgiveness, and what was the process like? Who do you hope will benefit from your book?
The emotional ramifications of parental suicide seem far-reaching. Tell us a little about how your dad’s suicide affected you beyond the immediate pain and grief.
You discovered faith in God as a young adult. What role has faith played in your emotional recovery from your dad’s suicide? And finding healing over your relationship with your mom?
What advice would you give someone who is dealing with the shame that is often brought by the death of a loved one due to suicide?