BEYOND THE SHAME
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This is based on a true story of how several years ago, I took a decision not to go ahead with a planned marriage. I had prayed for God's peace concerning my decision for a year. At the end of the year, I felt able to leave a relationship with a good man because I believed, then and now, that my journey with him was not one of marriage but was rather one of good friendship, (united by the love of Christ which we had both received - agape & phileo love). It was a difficult decision and one that I did not take lightly but it was a decision that had to be made. The result of this decision led me through several thorny and difficult paths. There were times when I felt so alone and misunderstood, craving love and acceptance. This story tells of my journey through pain and guilt, as well as moments of despair to a place of eternal peace and joy in the Lord, to a place where I am confident in the love and grace of God, which is all I need to be all that God desires me to be!
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Nov 11, 2011BEYOND THE SHAME Many who read this work by Emefa Toppar would refer to it as an inspirational book, and of course it is, but I will call it a testimony. It is a life guide that speaks to the issue of spinsterhood; an issue that has made and unmade many believers and non believers of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The author takes readers through an episode in her life where she felt like giving up. However, she is able to overcome her problems by relying on God, the author and finisher of her faith. She expresses views which are relevant to women who find themselves in similar situations, and by recounting her life experience, she redirects the path and soothes the pain of many women in similar situations. The title Beyond the Shame is very appropriate. As observed by the author, the common and ultimate end of women who stay unmarried at a certain age is shame and humiliation. She however encourages women who are battling with spinsterhood that despite the pain, shame and rejection they... More > go through due to the situation they find themselves in, there is still hope. To her there is more to life than failed relationships. Given the frustrations of the goal of marriage as the author has captured in her book, we are encouraged to resort to the only means available, which is the reliance on God. To her, the rejection of men led her naturally to a desperate search to find the Lord. The total reliance on God will in turn plant in your heart a kind of peace which surpasses all understanding. Emefa found that peace within and thus came to a conclusion that it’s all about pleasing God. In the authors quest to sooth her own pain and to find peace within, she ultimately provides a practical guide for providing apposite means to solve the troubles of life. Your problem may not be marriage but this well crafted book has the propensity of helping you to surmount most difficulties by the reliance on the Word of God. An intriguing aspect of this book is its source. Emefa clearly indicates in her work that her inspiration is from God as we see biblical backings to whatever she says. Her Pearls of Wisdom column uses the Word of God to point to a place of refuge when things get tough. She lists what one has to do in a chronological sequence. She starts out by saying one had to: • Dwell in the house of the Lord • Waiting upon the lord She goes on to tell us that: • God is a faithful God • He will order the righteous man’s steps • He will heal the broken hearted Emefa found peace with herself after going through this process. She also tells us that when we dwell richly in Christ, we receive the healing rain of God’s love which is able to sooth our pain as well as plant in us the spirit of forgiveness. To, conclude, I would say that I have no doubt that, the lessons in this book, drawn from Emefa’s situation could serve as a realistic guide for providing suitable mechanism for positive social change. Faustina Aba Koomson< Less
Feb 8, 2011A breath-taking open and honest account of every christian woman's fear: we ask "will and have I married within within the Lord's Perfect Will?" To marry is honourable, 1 Co 7:9 ...better to marry than to burn. Yet in singleness 1 Co 7:32 free from concerns of this life..spend time doing the Lord's work...thinking how to please him. Lady Pastor Emefa, thank you for planting a mustard seed of "keep on, keeping on" that will lead many ministry minded singles to maintain their total confidence in Christ. May the Lord continually add grace and peace to your endeavours. Sister debra
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- Emefa Toppar (Standard Copyright License)
- Emefa Toppar
- February 2, 2011
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.42 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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