FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Monday, January 23, 2023
Jessica Van Roekel is pleased to offer support and encouragement in her debut book, Reframing Rejection: How Looking through a Different Lens Changes Everything
In a “cancel culture” society, where most feel the sting of rejection, the cold shoulder, the rebuff, or the pain of harsh and harmful words, Jessica Van Roekel’s Reframing Rejection, How Looking Through a Different Lens Changes Everything, is a life line of hope and healing. Flip the script by learning to look at God’s redemptive solutions for living whole and healthy in this broken world.
Pam Farrel, author of 56 books including bestselling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti and Discovering Good News in John: A Creative Bible Study Experience
Jessica wrote Reframing Rejection to equip and empower those who’ve struggled to overcome rejection.
When Jessica faced multiple rejections in her life, she struggled to not let them overwhelm her—until she started viewing rejection, and how to deal with rejection, through a new lens. She’s identified four new lenses to reframe rejection and to break unhealthy cycles, like constant people pleasing or saying you’re sorry over and over. In this spiritual growth self-help book, learn to engage with God through the “Reflect,” “Reframe,” and “Renew” portions of each chapter.
Jessica Van Roekel’s Reframing Rejection will be free and available for download on Amazon for 5 days – January 24, 2023 through Saturday, January 28, 2023. Reframing Rejection is highly rated by those who have purchased and reviewed the book. Here’s what some of the reviewers have said:
5 Stars – Powerful, moving and cathartic
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2023
This book leaves me in awe of transformational power of God and His word! We are not powerless. Anyone who wants to stop feeling pushed around by rejection and fear needs to read this book. The author is vulnerable and honest and at the same time empowers you to stand on the truth, while recognizing the lies that rejection breaths into our minds and hearts.
5 Stars – Very Good Book!
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2023
I would recommend this book to every woman I know. Most of us as women know the sting of rejection but may have never linked our perfectionism to a need of acceptance and an unspoken shield against rejection. This book is so good and the author is an engaging writer. I had a hard time putting it down. Rejection cripples and this book helps you understand it and turn it around!
For More Information: For more questions or to schedule an interview about this press release please email Jessica Van Roekel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
Jessica Van Roekel loves the upside-down life of following Jesus as she journeys to wholeness through brokenness. As an author, speaker, and worship leader, she uses her gifts and experiences to share God’s transformative power to rescue, restore, and renew. She longs for you to know that rejection doesn’t have to define or determine your future when placed in God’s healing hands. Jessica and her husband have two adult daughters spreading their wings, and two high schoolers, a son and daughter, fluttering their wings as they edge closer to the nest. Connect with her at welcomegrace.com.
Suggested Interview Questions
It sounds like you’ve had a lifelong struggle with looking to others for your worth and value. Where do you think this came from, and can you identify the first time you remember feeling like you needed someone’s approval for your self-worth?
Your book refers to two defining experiences that happened within six weeks of each other—a poor performance during a singing showcase and the loss of what you considered a dear friendship. What role did these two experiences play in helping you begin to change your perspective on your relationship with rejection?
Reframing Rejection talks about four different types of rejection. What are the various types of rejection, and briefly explain how someone can reframe their perspective on each type.
What is some practical advice and encouragement you can give to women who live with trying to get the approval of others in order to avoid rejection? What are some things we do to make others feel rejected, and what can we do instead to lift and affirm others?
I love the title of your book, Reframing Rejection: How Looking through a Different Lens Changes Everything. Can you speak to the photography references and how you relate it to rejection?
You say that God used your greatest fear to let you experience the greatest freedom. Please describe what that freedom looks like for you today.