FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Monday, March 27, 2023
Athena Dean Holtz (with Inger Logelin), author of Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God, is releasing her revised and expanded memoir for free download on March 28th, 2023. This true account of turning from extreme deception and new age to Jesus explores the depths of healing from your past and finding restoration through the faithfulness of God.
Holtz’s journey began when her desire for affirmation and significance led her into deception and spiritual abuse in a toxic “Christian” cult. This caused her to lose all she owned, her thriving publishing company, and her reputation. She was left with nothing but the love of God to see her through.
In Full Circle, Holtz shares a candid memoir of loss and restoration, love lost and found. She reflects on how she was able to turn away from the darkness that had threatened to consume her life. “The faithfulness of God took first place in my heart,” says Holtz. “I want others who have been traumatized by their own experiences or those who are seeking freedom from their pasts to know that there is hope in Him alone.”
Through this book, Holtz encourages readers who have experienced similar trauma or are looking for answers in their own lives. She wants them to find solace in knowing they can always rely on the faithfulness of God even when everything else has failed them. Questions have been added to each chapter for personal reflection or small group study, to help readers engage.
This book will be available for free download from March 28, 2023 through April 1, 2023. Download Full Circle: Coming Home To The Faithfulness Of God today and take part in Athena Dean Holtz’s inspiring story about loss, hope and the ultimate redemption!
Full Circle is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by those who have purchased the book. Here’s what some of the reviewers have said:
5 stars – A redemption story you will not want to set down
With pure authenticity, Athena shares her journey from traumatic childhood, failed marriage, family pain, cult involvement, and then God’s redemption through it all. Powerful reminder of God’s love for us, including the fact that regardless of our circumstances, He will not let us go.
5 stars – Unwittingly Brainwashed but God’s Word Prevailed
Athena unwittingly allowed herself to be brainwashed by a number of cults, which brought her to the brink of ruin. But God…Athena unfolds the incredible story of how God redeemed her brokenness. Her story will help you discern your own vulnerability to false teaching, discover the One who will fill the void of your soul, realize the importance of knowing scripture, and give you comfort and hope as you pray for others who are deceived.
For more information
To schedule an interview or for more information about this press release, please contact Athena Dean Holtz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Authors
Founder and publisher of the hybrid Redemption Press (a Best Christian Workplace in 2021 and 2022), award-winning podcast host Athena Dean Holtz is also co-author of Together for a Purpose. Her acclaimed She Writes for Him events connect, inform, and inspire writers and speakers. She and her pastor husband, Dr. Ross Holtz, live in Enumclaw, WA and enjoy their leisure time in their sailboat on Puget Sound.
Inger J. Logelin is a freelance writer, author coach, and long-time senior editor of Redemption Press. She and her husband live in the wheat country of eastern Washington State where many back-country roads wait to be explored.
Suggested Interview Question
- What impact do you feel your vow to never let anyone use you again had in your life?
- How did your feelings of rejection from your mother affect your relationship with her and with others? Did God bring healing to that relationship?
- From your experience, what do you think draws people into cults such as Scientology?
- What did the Lord ultimately convict you of when you were prominent in multi-level marketing? Why do you think MLM is dangerous for Christians?
- You were involved for twelve years in a toxic and legalistic cult led by so-called believers. How did your unhealed wounds draw you into this deception?
- Your love story is unique. Can you share how you were “set up” for your eventual marriage by your husband’s deceased wife?
- What are some other “full circle” moments of God’s faithfulness that you’d like to share?