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Reviews of Searching for Love

If you have read the book, I would love to hear your thoughts on it. You may e-mail me at debbiehaughland@gmail.com or post them in the comments section below.

A Real Testimony

I finished your book. A real testimony to what God does for us.
Leona
March 3, 2009

I Had Tears Coming

I sat down to read it about a week later and ended up finishing it the same night. At first I admit I was a little bored and thought that the whole book was about a battle all in your mind, but as I continued reading this creeping thought came over me of a different...struggle in my own life, that I would never in my right mind have shared with anyone accept maybe God. I've mentioned your book to a few people because it stirs up age-old controversies that I have myself argued and wondered about, namely about whether or not homosexuality can be cured or just managed like alcoholism--you just have to stay away from temptation. I noticed at the end of your book that your struggle story was not like a fairy-story happily ever after ending, but a real life being an "overcomer" in Christ while living with the "thorn in the flesh". By the end of the book I had tears coming, because I agonized with you and better understood the pain others (so many) go through trying to change something so deep in their subconsciousness.

Rose
February 25, 2009

Wealth of Knowledge

Your book is very very good. I’m half way, and continue to be blessed by your insights, your transparency and your thirst for God. Also, you are a wealth of knowledge – your references to scripture and to other authors, etc… You are a student of life and love. Thank you for sharing your story with us as your reading audience.

Gerry Goertzen
Director
Riverbend Counselling
December 27, 2008


Was hooked immediately

I purchased this book recently, started reading it and was hooked immediately. It's so well written, but it's so real and heartfelt right from the beginning.

This is a very insightful look into the healing power of God and what he can do with a broken and confused life when one turns that life over to him. Without going into all the lurid details of the relationship, the author gives the reader hope for healing of ANY PROBLEM, no matter how big or how small. She brings to life a God of our hearts who longs to heal the deepest parts of our being, and in doing so frees us to be truly his, showering on us all the affection and love that we have longed for all of our lives.

It doesn't matter what your struggle is in life, and most of us have them, this book will help lead you down a path of healing and restoration with the living God.

Linda Dodd
Review at Amazon.com
December 18, 2008

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of what you've done
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your goodness
your love
your admonition
with others.























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near and far
family and stranger
people as pins on maps
clustered and scattered
who know you and reject you
for those in need
and those too full to need.


















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all I have received.

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