Best of Texas Book Award: Three Weeks to Forgiveness by Kimberly Dewberry
June 2, 2019
A master storyteller powerfully shares the pain, turmoil, chaos, guilt, and confusion caused by addiction.
Three Weeks to Forgiveness by Kimberly Dewberry has received the 2019 Best of Texas Book Award for Christian Books.
B. Alan Bourgeoise, founder and director of the Texas Association of Authors, point out, “Readers of the exceptional titles selected for the Book Awards would agree that they are winning reads and top-tier selections in their categories. By any measure, the distinguished books from this year’s forty-eight winners are of stellar quality. Readers will love to fall into the pages and climb out with the greatest of satisfaction.”
This is the seventh year for TxAuthors to select winning titles written by Texas authors for the Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children’s Books. The association has members from throughout the United States and is not limited to Texas writers.
The winners from this year’s contest will receive their prestigious awards at the Celebration of Authors Gala in San Antonio on July 27, which is part of the Fourth Annual Authors Marketing Event.
Three Weeks to Forgiveness
What would you do if your estranged, homeless, alcoholic father suddenly showed up at your door? What if you knew in three weeks you would be saying good-bye to him forever?
One daughter knows deep down that her only choice, for the sake of Christ, is forgiveness—but how?
Adult children of alcoholics and addicts live caged in guilt, shame, depression, and other self-destructive thought patterns.
In Three Weeks to Forgiveness, author Kimberly Dewberry addresses distinctive ways to identify forgiveness and create a healthy life through Jesus Christ.
With real and raw reflection to empower those dealing with addicted parents, the author encourages readers to overcome the familial cycle of substance abuse and its devastating effects.
About Kimberly Dewberry:
Kimberly Dewberry struggled for 25 years to cope with the pain, hurt, guilt, regret, unworthiness, and shame caused by her addicted father.
As her life devolved into a predictable pattern of poor choices caused by the dysfunctional thinking of an alcoholic household, Kimberly’s image of God was skewed with an inner turmoil that only he could heal.
Through the loving grace of Jesus Christ, she has broken free from the shackles of rebellion and anger, and has made it her life’s mission to openly share her journey through courageous prose.
Her heart’s desire is to help other adult children of alcoholics identify and overcome unhealthy cycles of destructive living that the specter of alcoholism leaves behind. Kimberly often speaks at recovery meetings about how the serenity and peace of God’s redemption are keys to personal wholeness.
She also shares biblical insights to everyday problems through her devotional blog, Transforming Normal (www.kimberlydewberry.com).
Kimberly has two grown children. She and her husband Patrick live in the Dallas area with their two Boston Terrier rescues. Kimberly enjoys writing, reading, Bible art journaling, participating in Bible studies, and dating her husband.
Review by R. Craig:
Three Weeks To Forgiveness: God’s Redemption In The Dark Places of Addiction, is one woman’s true story of how the grips of addiction tears families apart. Kimberly Dewberry is a master storyteller, and powerfully shares the pain, turmoil, chaos, guilt, and confusion caused by this horrible disease.
Kimberly writes with vulnerability and transparency, her lifelong battle of being a child of an alcoholic and addict, and how it impacts not only the victim but the entire family. You will laugh, cry, grieve and rejoice with the author as you read this book.
At the end of each chapter is a section titled: “Where Was God?” Kimberly uses Scripture and words of wisdom to point out that even in our deepest, darkest times of despair, doubt and desperation, God never leaves us! He is always there, waiting for us! We can get so wrapped up in trying to figure out ways to stop the insanity in our lives, and when we finally surrender our will and our lives to Jesus Christ, He truly will meet us right where we are and lead us to grace, mercy, love, forgiveness, and redemption!
While reading this book, I knew I was reading Kimberly’s story, but I felt like she wrote my story. This book is such an amazing reminder to me that we are not alone.
If you are struggling with addiction, or if you are a child of an alcoholic or addict, or know someone who is, this book is a MUST READ! Addiction is such an epidemic in our society today, and Kimberly Dewberry has written this book at the perfect time!
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