Roxanne Smith has a new book out, Struck Down But Not Destroyed: Finding Hope in the Maze of Suffering. She has been a part of Rest Ministries family for years & when she asked me to review it, I was happy to do so. Now she has had a wonderful article published about her by Sioux City Journal.
Here is my review…
Roxanne Smith is a woman with a message that will resonate with thous&s of people who live with daily chronic pain, feeling alone & isolated. In her book “Struck Down; But Not Destroyed” she shares her journey of the day-to-day struggles—& sometimes even joys—while learning live most of her life horizontally. She courageously remains hopeful & encouraging to others, even during her darkest moments. Her unwavering cheerful attitude shows her true faith than any healing could ever provide.
In “Struck Down; But Not Destroyed” author Roxanne Smith writes with an accomplished balance between sharing her own personal story & inspiring the reader to evaluate his or her own attitude & make adjustments if necessary. For example, she shares the conversation between her & dear friends who are part of a support group, unique heart-felt poetry, her psychiatrist’s perspective on illness, & even a letter from her son. These personal gems make the book truly unique & open one’s heart up to hear her message. It’s a message you won’t want to miss!
Lisa Copen, founder of Rest Ministries, www.restministries.org & National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week