Review: From Pain to Power: Overcoming Sexual Trauma and Reclaiming Your True Identity

From Pain to Power: Overcoming Sexual Trauma and Reclaiming Your True Identity
From Pain to Power: Overcoming Sexual Trauma and Reclaiming Your True Identity by Mary Ellen Mann
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book, I thought, could be a powerful tool. Written by a woman who has been through sexual trauma and can speak with a voice of experience of her journey to the woman she is now, it should be a trustworthy source of empowerment.

The author spoke of her own awful experience and her journey as a survivor then counsellor until now where she wanted to enable others to survive and seek help. She suggested a few initial steps to recover oneself; understanding your feelings, depending on God as your source of grace, etc. Most of which are quite sensible…

She’s lost me, however, when she used the term, “Princess Warrior”. It’s meant to be an empowering / encouraging term and the reason she’s chosen this term is set out in the book. I can understand the reason but for some reason, I think this a bit funny and couldn’t get used to it. Mind you, the term is used 94 times in the 240 pages!! I couldn’t concentrate for most of the book as I was distracted by this.

psst, by the way, I’m watching Xena on youtube right now…:p

Thanks for WaterBrook Press for eARC via Edelweiss in exchange of honest review

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