The Other Side of Fear: My Journey Into Perfect by Wendy Veronica Lisare is an outstanding non-fiction book that will inspire readers to overcome the odds and embrace a beautiful life with God.
Life is a constant struggle and transformation. Whether personal, economic, or social, none of us are safe from challenges, setbacks, and crises. At many points in our lives, we felt overwhelmed and as if things weren’t going to get better, only to be surprised that things did get better and made us stronger and wiser. As we journey, we slowly realize that our faith and will to live have propelled us to better circumstances and a more pleasant disposition. Needless to say, it’s essential in this life that we have a strong foundation of our faith and that we constantly pursue happiness, peace, and contentment.
Wendy Veronica Lisare’s The Other Side of Love is an inspiring memoir of faith and personal transformation. It is a must-read story about a woman’s journey and how she overcame life’s tribulations and tragedies. In this compelling non-fiction, Lisare shares her unhappy childhood, a loveless marital union that ended in divorce, the loss of her granddaughter, and her battle against cancer. More importantly, she recalls how she found faith, got a rewarding job as a nurse, and built a fulfilling career as a minister of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sharing spiritual tools that have helped her overcome the challenges, Wendy Veronica Lisare hopes to inspire others to hope and build a more meaningful connection with God.
Another exemplary and relevant read is the book Beneath the Mask: Faith, Hope, and Transformation in the Face of Covid-19. Along with over forty contributing authors, Wendy Hibbard takes us on a contemplative and inspiring journey around the world as they share their real-life experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“In the face of fear and devastating loss, it’s comforting to be reminded we are not alone in our struggles. Can anything good come from COVID-19? We know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him. The many voices of Beneath the Mask are living proof. Together, they shine an encouraging light into the darkness of this global pandemic, pointing to Jesus as the author and perfecter of our faith. Maybe you’ll discover your own testimony reflected in that light as well.”
Sometimes, there is a blessing in tragedy and life after death, though not in the form we expect or hope for. Tragedy to Truth is a story of faith and transformation by Casey Cease. The unexpected author shares her story of how many years ago she was overcome by years of anxiety and depression that led to a tragic car accident that claimed his friend’s life.
Guilty and hopeless, Casey lay in a mental hospital under suicide watch, contemplating how he ruined his life because of anger and alcohol. He was unaware that God had a plan to rescue and redeem him through Jesus Christ.
For over a decade, the changed Casey has been traveling the country, sharing his testimony of God’s power to save others and bring them a life of hope and serenity, despite being in the dark for too long. Even when it seems they will be lost forever, God always has a plan for each one of us. Tragedy to Truth will make us realize the limitless love of God toward broken people. No matter how sinful you think you are, you aren’t beyond the reach of Christ.
Overall, these three inspiring works of literature are a must-read for anyone who wants to hope and build a more meaningful life.