From the Back Cover
Sometimes you can't just pick yourself up and move on.
But even then, there is hope.
When hard times strike, we long for the day when we will "get over it" and have closure. This is a difficult--often impossible--road to travel. There are some things in life that we must learn to live with because they will never truly go away for good. Despite that truth, there is life--rewarding and abundant life--after heartache and pain.
With deep compassion, John F. Westfall leads you beyond your pain and into a life of confidence, freedom, and secure joy. With humor and vulnerability, he shows you how to move forward beyond fear, regret, guilt, and bitterness into a life worth living.
You may carry the wounds of the past, but that doesn't need to keep you from living a hope-filled future.
John F. Westfall is founding pastor of Harbor Church, a creative new congregation in the Pacific Northwest, and has pastored churches in Washington, California, and Minnesota. A former radio show host, an ordained pastor, an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, and a popular retreat and conference speaker, John lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Eileen, and their dog, Maggie, who appears to have a personality disorder.