This is literally my life right now and all I can do is take one more step to keep going. Thank you for inspiration and strength. I have overcome much in my life but I feel beaten down now. Your book is timely because it’s not my life to give up but His life to live.” – Corena H.
There have been times when I was totally overwhelmed by circumstances. No one else could understand my pain, my depression, or the desert where I was living. Being told to snap out of it and pull myself together accomplished nothing. At last, I know somebody really understands! My anguish and hopelessness have been put into words. It gets even better because there is practical step by step guidance to help me climb out of my pit of despair when I stumble and fall again. I can move back into the loving arms of our Father, with easy to use tools in “Pillars of Truth To Lean On” and the “Stepping Stones” at the end of each chapter. Sometimes I just need to be held in Father God’s loving embrace, and a reminder of how to get there.” – Julie M.
This book has given me a whole new way of looking at things. My step son is handicapped due to being in a terrible car accident 5 years ago. He has suffered severe brain damage and has a lot of behavioral issues because of it. This book has given me a lot of great things to remember when I feel like I am about to lose it, especially leaning on Christ when I feel myself leaning on everyone else working to help him.” – Megan J.
Your book came at a perfect time for me. I was so weighed down I did not think I could take one more step! I was trying to do to many things in my own strength instead of laying it at the Father’s feet and leaving it there. Throughout your book, it just encouraged me to rely on our Father and quit carrying the load I put on myself. I was putting my hope in others and blaming myself for so many things that had happened in my past; I was not giving myself any grace at all. I had forgotten that I am fearfully and wonderfully made! Thank you for sharing your story and helping this Christian Mom strive each day to get up and take one more step closer to our Lord and being a light for Him in my home and my community.” – Lisa C.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I started this book. My life has been a series of ups and downs and sometimes I wondered how to navigate the craziness. As I started this book, I realized I’ve been blessed. My struggles seemed trivial to what Rachel has gone through. Yet, the guidance she lays out is relevant for everyone and, of course, is all Biblically-based. I would highly recommend this book for anyone going through stressful life changing events, struggling with anxiety or simply want to be prepared for the unexpected.” – Libby N.
Thank you for the prerelease copy of One More Step. I immediately started reading it and was so absorbed my husband asked if it was that good.Yes, for me it is that good. Twelve years ago I was depressed and felt so useless, helpless,and worthless. I tried to kill myself. It seems I heard a hundred times that a person is about as happy as they decide they want to be. That isn’t the exact quote, but I am sure you have heard it as well. I tried, but that was not helpful. As well, there was plenty of “snap out of it” and “just pull yourself together advice.” GOD got me through it! While I was diagnosed with clinical depression and now take antidepressants, what keeps me on track is walking with Jesus every day, prayer and Bible study. It is so refreshing to read your experience and know I am not the only one. Finally, someone who understands where I have been, and what I have felt – and that is only in the first 18 pages! – Julie F.
So many times in the last few weeks I have wanted to give up. Then I started reading the first few pages of your book and I can actually see my thoughts on the page. Especially the topic of crying. I have always been on to hold my tears in, and if I can’t, I feel like a failure. When I was reading your words, tears were streaming down my face. I am so thankful that I received One More Step last week and I can’t wait to finish. Thank you for being a blessing to me, and thank you Lord for bringing me the words I needed to hear. –Kimberly B.
One More Step came to me at a pivotal time in my life. God truly does things in our lives according to His will. I have gained peace through the storm and realize I am not alone.- Damion
I would like to share my testimony after reading this book. This book helped me to uncover some things that I was holding onto that I did not realize I was still hurting from. These things were holding me back from the amazing things that God has in store for me. When I ask for forgiveness for my sins, I know that Jesus forgives me. But I was living with guilt and shame over some of the things that I had done even though I had already been forgiven.
I finally learned how to give these things up to God and truly live in the amazing freedom that He desires I live in. I now try to live every day to use this freedom to serve one another with love like Jesus wants me to do. – Brittany F.
When I started your book, I thought this would be more about how God gave you the strength to go on and list Bible verses that helped. BOY, WAS I WRONG. I’m not saying that this was not what the book included; but when I started the first chapter, I was crying by page 3. I felt like you were writing my own story about my loss. I really thought I would go insane from my grief, but God did pull me though somehow and enabled me to go on. I know that now more than ever since I gave my life to Jesus in April 2015. But at the time, I felt I was going through the days and nights as a robot.I can’t THANK YOU enough for the opportunity to read this book because the emotions and thoughts of how God helps us. It is amazing how he gives us the courage to take that “One More Step.” Without God, I would not have survived my loss. He heard my cries of why, help me, and he answered.”- Barbara B.