As a child born in the Philippines to a life of poverty and simplicity, Maria struggled every day of her childhood. From malaria to typhoons to physical and mental abuse, the trials in her life would make most of us believe that it would not be possible for someone to go through so much and survive. As an adult, not much has changed; there are still trials, but everything has gotten a little more interesting. God is still on His throne, in control, and He is still letting her know why some of these events in her life have come.
Whenever Maria has given her testimony, people from all walks of life have told her that she needs to write a book. She’s often referred to as Job. She has always asked God two important questions through out her life: God, do you know what you are doing, and what is wrong with you? You’ve made a mistake! If we are honest with ourselves, we have asked these same questions at one time or another in our lives.
Years ago people believed that the most important parent was the mother. Fathers were peripheral members of the family. Through the years there has been a revelation that fathers are indeed important and that little girls learn from their fathers what to expect from men. In most cases, girls who were loved and held in high regard by their fathers expected the same treatment from the boys they dated. If they were ignored or belittled, their self-esteem told them they were not worth any better treatment. My choices were predestined. I had no idea I had been receiving a silent message of unworthiness while I was growing up.
“Frieda White has penned a loving account of a life that was poured out for others. Frieda has captured within these pages an ordinary person whose life became extraordinary.”
—Germaine Copeland, Author of Prayers that Avail Much
“Through the pages of this book we may very well see ourselves and be encouraged and cautioned simultaneously. It has something for everyone and it will at times touch hearts on the deepest level.”
—Dr. Jason Guerrero, Lead Pastor, Regency Christian Center, Int., Whittier, California
“Frieda's previous books have been a great blessing to me, and this one is no different. I believe that as well as being fascinated by what you read in these pages, you will glean some important lessons that will aid you in finishing the race that is set before you.”
—Bayless Conley, Senior Pastor, Cottonwood Church Los Alamitos, California
“Vicki is a must-read for every young girl and woman who wants to live out their complete destiny in God. Vicki is a compelling story of a woman used mightily in the gifts of healing and how her ministry was brought to an abrupt end because of ‘one wrong choice.’”
—Debra George, Houston, Texas
“Frieda White is an experienced, dynamic Bible teacher under a mandate from God to help prepare and encourage both leaders and believers to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.”
—Sandy Trice, Founding Pastor, Maranatha Church, Mont Belieu, Texas
God's Presence in the Life of an Ordinary Woman is about an everyday sort of woman who became a Christian early in life. She shares the many times when she couldn’t feel God with her, begged to feel His presence, and wondered why He was so busy with everyone else. She also shares how she trudged through these times to come again to a full realization of God’s presence. Through all these times, she yearned to serve Him. As in childhood, now in old age, she yearns for His favor.
The diagnosis is one no one wants. It is a wretched, horrible illness and carries with it a stigma. No one wants that either. However, I have that disease, always have had mental illness, although my bipolar diagnosis was not handed to me until the age of forty. I hate it, loathe it, want to bury it or throw it into the depths of the sea, but I can’t. You see, it is part of who I am.
It started in childhood and carried on throughout all my adult years. This is my story. It includes the teeter-totter ups and downs as well as the psychotic times and paranoia, hallucinations, and feelings of grandeur. My whole life is illuminated for you to read.
"Overcoming Abuse God's Way tells the beautiful story of redemption--how God's faithful love pursued the heart of a broken woman caught up in the grip of abuse, and how He tenderly set her free and raised her up to a new life. For every woman who is longing for love and acceptance in all the wrong places , this story will give you hope and practical resources to live in freedom and love as God's beloved daughter." Angela Thomas Best-Selling Author and Speaker
"Janet Marie Napper offers the reader a compelling and heartrending account of a life--her life--impacted by abuse and the long, difficult, and painful journey toward hope and healing in its aftermath. Written for a general audience, the book calls us to see the despair, the denial, the desire to escape, and the eventual determination that is required to change the stranglehold of the past and to chart a new direction. Survivors and those who walk alongside them will find her story a powerful lens through which to see the cruelty of childhood abuse as well as its long term consequences." Nancy Nason-Clark, professor at the University of New Brunswick, Canada; author of numerous books and articles, including Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home and Refuge from Abuse: Healing and Hope for Abused Christian Women.
After reading this book, I would like other teenagers to read it. It shows us how not to make wrong decisions in boys so we don't make mistakes and get hurt. This book shows you what to look for and not get tricked into being abused by boys and men... Desi Raine Age 13