From an Abusive Childhood and the Depths of Suicidal Despair to a Life of Hope and Freedom

Sarah Shaw

(25 customer reviews)


Sarah Shaw looked in control of her life. She had a successful career as a manager in retail business. However, she came to a point when she could no longer keep up appearances by controlling her tormented inner world. Her inner pain was explosive. The consequences of childhood abuse had severely damaged her. Eventually she was put on a lifetime’s incapacity benefit. Meanwhile her consultant psychiatrist was at a loss how to help. This story is not about the horrors of abuse, but is an extraordinary testimony to the triumph of God’s healing love.

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25 reviews for Sarah

  1. Richard Smart

    At times you can think you are all alone in your situation. This book provides a lot of comfort when you realise how much love you can receive to bring change into your life.

  2. Angela Kovacs

    Wow! The depth of a human soul and the damage that the enemy can cause are really shocking. But even more shockingly amazing in God’s unfathomable wisdom in how to draw someone out of the pit of dispair. While reading I’ve learned some eternal truths about our awsome God and His unfailing love for His creation. No doubt about it – He is the best doctor ever!
    I’ve read it in a few hours, it was not possible to put it down.

  3. Alimac

    Sometimes you pick up a book that changes your life! This has to be one of the best books I have ever read. A must read for everyone!!!!!

  4. John

    Amazing story!

  5. Rachel D

    Precious Author! You have put hope on display with this book. Thank you for writing it and making it possible for so many hurting people, that it is only through Christ, that our hurts can be healed. Blessings

  6. Miss B.

    This is not a ‘light read’ but it is an amazing story of how the author has recovered over a period of years from horrific abuse throughout her childhood. Clearly there were many struggles along the way but it shows that with the right support, and a strong faith in God’s power to heal and restore, that there is hope of recovery. A really inspiring book, thoroughly recommended.

  7. Wendi E Maxwell

    This book demonstrates than we humans have the potential for healing all our ailments. While the Author of “Sarah” implies the healing came through “Jesus” – I contend that it came as a result of the dedication and good intention of the team and the trust that developed between them and the young woman.

  8. Jim Byrne

    Thank you very pleased.
    A very interesting book, well written, easy to understand.
    its amazing what Sarah went through and was completely released.

  9. Charlene


  10. S. piaggio

    I loved this book. You can guess that she went through some terrible things, and she mentions some, but not in detail. The point of the book is to show the consequences of childhood abuse, and to show how to get healing. I thought it was very sensitively and intelligently written. I never went through anything like this, but it helps me to begin to relate. I would recommend it to anyone who has been through abuse, and to those who are trying to help people like this.

  11. Juliet Risjord

    God is patient with us and never gives up on us. I recommend it to the broken heart, many that are struggling with the past.

  12. Dangermouse10

    Contained in this book is a wonderful testimony of what God can do in broken lives. He can do what nobody else can do, take the broken pieces of our lives and turn them into something beautiful. I thank God for Sarahs life and thank Sarah for writing this book:-)

  13. Mrs. Maria Begley

    Amazing true story of God’s power to restore even the most broken life. Moving, revelatory, Sarah tells how God healed, restored & made whole her fractured personality. Highly recommended!

  14. Christine Pook

    A most inspiring book. Sarah’s story is very moving and a wonderful testimony of Gods healing power when all looked hopeless. I recommend this book for those who want to learn more about praying for healing at a deeper level.

  15. trisha

    This is so engaging and easy to read that I felt like I could fly through it. It touches every one who is broken and encourage you to believe God for deeper and deeper healing and helps you receive from Him the love that you need. I recommend it to everyone who believes in Jesus.

  16. aficionado

    Inereresting book

  17. Anon

    Beautifully written, very powerful book.

  18. Linda J Jansson

    Brilliant thought provoking book showing how amazing God is.

  19. mi Byrne

    A very interesting book, well written, easy to understand.
    its amazing what Sarah went through and was completely released.

  20. Liz Mac

    Intensely moving

  21. JC

    Excellent reading and wrote from the authors heart

  22. Devece

    A delicate subject dealt with from personal experience. This is a Christian perspective on coping with abuse and splintered personality.

  23. Ann

    This is an amazing book. I was blessed to read how Sarah’s dysfunctional life was touched and changed by God’s great love. The steps Sarah took in her healing process were clearly explained. This book will give many struggling in despair, a real hope for a new future. God is able and this book shows how He can and will bring new life to hopeless situations

  24. Linda P.

    The book is excellent. Here’s to the ministry of Ellel UK (Peter and Fiona Horrobin), and to a very, very special woman, Sarah. I gained MUCH hope for the healing of very deep physical/soulish wounds and entanglements.


    Sarah’s book has taught me a lot about who God really is and how much He really can do in broken lives. The story is written very well, with honesty as well as dignity and brings all the honour to Jesus. I have been encouraged by reading it and have drawn closer to God myself because of it. Beyond any doubt it will bring much hope to every Christian who reads it, in particular those who are struggling themselves due to childhood experiences.

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Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw has written her story that is now a book: "SARAH: From an abusive childhood and the depths of suicidal despair to a life of hope and freedom", available from our webshop. It's a powerful testament to the life-saving, healing nature of a loving God.

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