Eyes Wide Open: Spiritual Resources for Healing from Childhood Sexual Assault
In this intimate, passionate, and honest portrait of her experiences recovering memories of sexual abuse, Louise Cummings's book Eyes Wide Open addresses the feelings and issues survivors must face in order to heal: grief, anger, trust, fear, and change.
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Page 108 - Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
Page 108 - Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
Page 117 - Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.
Page 36 - A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are not.
Page 117 - Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.
Page 71 - I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
Page 69 - For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; 24 for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.
Page 28 - O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.