|Author Angela Breidenbach|
Angela, welcome to Overcoming With God. We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers.
Thank you for having me :)
Would you tell us about the most difficult thing in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help?
I went through a situation where a person from my past behaved in dangerous, crazy, and threatening ways toward me. That person worked hard to cause quite a few painful experiences and to create fear, isolate, and control me. I’m grateful that God sent others to me to help me get out and guide me to safety and safe resources. God gives us other people to come along side us during difficulty. Don’t keep waiting for some "magic" to change the situation. Though He might choose a miracle response, God’s often very practical and works miracles as much through simplicity as He does through unexplained miracles.
If you’re in a dangerous situation, please consider going to the YWCA or similar place of safety where counselors can help you see the behaviors clearly and recognize the abusive patterns. One tangible tool I think God inspired into creation is the YWCA Power and Control Wheel. https://twitter.com/YWCAUSA/status/657995530782515201
What passages in the Bible have been most helpful to you in those times?
I’m glad you asked a multiple choice question ;) My life verses came out of a point when I was incredibly low from a difficult marriage and working 100 hours a week to support my children. Romans 8: 26-27 helped me understand that the Holy Spirit knows my prayers even when I can’t find the words. Then I love living in the Psalms around chapters 34-37 when I’m struggling. The Psalms help me know the Author of emotion completely understands how I’m feeling and gives me hope that He’ll help me get through the struggle.
|The Debutante Queen by Angela Breidenbach|
Disability friendliness: Is this latest release available in audio format or do you have any other works available on audio?
I’m excited to share that in addition to A Healing Heart in audio on Audible, this month The Debutante Queen will release on audio in Audible as will the sequel, Eleven Pipers Piping. Then, if schedules work out properly, I’ll have 2 more books releasing this winter in audio versions. But they’re non-fiction in the Grace Under Pressure Radio series. The first is Gems of Wisdom: The Treasure of Experience. The second is in the editing process now and is titled, Grace Under Pressure.
Do your e-books have audio capability?
I believe so. However, there’s a few new ones coming out from publishers like Barbour Publishing. This is my first book, The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection. I don’t know yet what that format will be when it releases Jan. 1st.
Do you have any in large print?
A Healing Heart is in large print with Thorndyke Press :) Those that are in Kindle, as you likely know, can be changed by the reader to any size that’s comfortable for reading.
In this latest work, do you have any topics useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?
Though The Debutante Queen is set historically and is a romance, the main theme is doing the right thing even when societal pressures are against you. The story question I asked myself was: What if the right thing to do was illegal? Would I still do the right thing? Then I wrote my answer by putting my character in the situation where she steals an abused child. She compounds it by hiding her after being directly told by her parents to take the child back. I think we see God’s answer in the parable The Good Samaritan. My goal with The Debutante Queen is to help encourage readers to gain confidence and do the right thing regardless of societal pressures. But each heroine I write learns to display "grace under pressure" confidence, courage, and candor. She’s pushed into a situation that helps her rely on God and discover she has more of these characteristics than she realized at the beginning of the book. I hope women reading my books also learn and discover they do too.
|Grace Under Pressure Radio by Angela Breidenbach|
Question you’d like to ask readers:
On my iTunes show, Grace Under Pressure Radio: Becoming a woman of confidence, courage, and candor I like to discuss issues that help listeners grow in those areas (confidence, courage, and candor). What are questions or topics you need or would like to hear covered along those themes that would help you grow in those areas in your life?
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