Tired of the depressing reports?Ready for the flip side of the coin?
This book of hope and healing is for you!
This book brings to realization the limits of man and the limitlessness of God. Journeying through the Valley makes you laugh, makes you cry, and brings to light areas in your life where God has been, yet at the time, His presence was overlooked.
I have had the distinct pleasure of reading Linda Whalen's book and have interviewed her on my syndicated talk show. I highly recommend her book to anyone concerned about true healing.
Host, The Bishop's Radio Hour
Valley of Childhood $14.95
Linda Whalen has a special gift of expressing herself with clarity and insight. She has been able to enter into the pain of childhood hurts in a way that frees both herself and others. Valley of Childhood has the potential to deeply touch the life of the reader with the healing of his or her own childhood hurts.It is a book to be read slowly and reflectively...Sister Diane Smith CSJ, Director, School of Ministry, Stockton Diocese.
“At long last I have read your manuscript and have found it quite inspiring ”...Msgr. Bill Hughes, Stockton Diocese.
Even in the darkest part of the valley Linda sees gardens and experiences the light of friends. The structure of this book (story, scriptural reflection and prayer) could also be helpful in small support groups. If you are interested in growing in the inner person and need healing from things of the past, I would highly recommend this book.....Rev. Mr. Wm. (Bill) Warren, President, HIS MOST POWERFUL WORD MINISTRIES.
Linda Whalen featured in CANTICLE magazine, Voice of the Women of Grace, Recovering Childhood Innocence Issue 21 Summer 2004!
* Valley of Childhood recommened in review by GOOD NEWS paper from Mountian View Christian Center!
Catholic and Christian Book Reviews Kathryn Lively
Often the journey towards contentment with Christ is presented in allegory - a winding road leading to the gates of Heaven, the calm eye of a hurricane wherein one can find brief solace with the Lord in the midst of a tempestuous life. For Linda Whalen, the journey is likened to a hike through a valley through which memories are stirred, lessons are learned, and healing begins. The Valley of Childhood, part memoir and part devotional, offers such a raw, emotional testimony, as seen through the eyes of a child struggling to come to Christ. Each chapter of Childhood presents a different level of hardships endured through out her childhood, the film of dust on her skin and mud caked to her shoes representative of past sins and transgressions, the opportunity for refreshment at the valley spring thwarted when the water is discovered to be too salty to drink - alluding to deceptions one often faces in life. A brief respite in a valley garden provides an oasis form hardship as Whalen recalls more pleasant memories of childhood and come to appreciate the beauty in nature and life God offers us. "The first thing I understand is the need all people have to be in a still, quiet place with the Lord," writes Whalen as the garden dissolves into a desert of uncertainty. Wherever we are in our own personal valleys, be it lost in a maze of trees or threatened by tumbling rocks overhead, Whalen stresses, one need not be afraid if one lets Jesus lead the way home.
Whalen nicely ties each chapter, each leg of the journey with a Scriptural quote, prayer, and reflection. At time very personal, and often a simple book to which anyone can relate, The Valley of Childhood is a unique, vivid devotional
AMAZON.COM BOOK REVIEW
Many of us, myself included, have suffered through an abusive childhood. Not many of us know how to look at that childhood with the grace and courageousness, that author Linda Whalen does in "The Valley of Childhood". This book takes a different approach to healing: instead of dwellin on the ugliness of the autor's childhood, she explores the "pieces of glass" that represents the good parts of it. Author Linda Whalen writes in such a poignant way, that left this reviewer breathless and terful. Her words were so filled with beauty and inspiration that makes the reader forget they are exploring the painful "Valley of Childhood". She shows us her amazing talent for poetic words of prose, which is rare in a non-fiction book of this nature. Since the book was filled with much love and compassion, I often found myself forgetting that I was reading about the author's unhappy childhood. Author Linda Whalen invites her readers to travel the valley of their childhood and to embrae it without pain. While reading this book, I envision the words flowing freely from the author without hesitation. Linda Whalen has the uncanny ability to touch the hearts of anyone and be a powerful motivational speaker, all through this book alone. There were many things I loved about this book; from the gracefulness of her words, to the illustrations used, and the reflection and prayer at the end of each chapter.
Alisha’s Heart: “Alisha jerked her head slightly sending her long wavy hair floating through the air. She hadn't meant for the snub to be so obvious, and she hated it when she lost control like that.” Alisha’s Journey:“Alisha stared blankly in the direction of her half-packed suitcase. What in the world had stirred her to agree to such a trip?”
Alisha struggles as we all do, to be all that is expected of her. Walk with her in this series as she learns, grows, and becomes enriched by life’s experiences. You may find yourself or someone you know, walking through the same experiences, comforted that you are not alone.
Alisha's Heart $4.95
Alisha's Journey $4.95
Who's sitting at your table? $5.95
“What is this tingling numbness holding me in its grasp? Could it be something that my mind has generated, keeping me somewhat dazed while I try to identify just what it is that lies before me. Perhaps, what I have encountered is a vision, a daydream or maybe a thought.”