From every chapter beginning with a Bible verse and an inspirational poem
to ending with a prayer, to the over 40 original and compelling illustrations, Little Girl Crying is not just another memoir, but a sense-evoking experience. This is a story that is a wild ride on an emotional roller coaster, and yet, a spiritual journey full of hope and miracles that speaks to perseverance, the power of prayer, and God’s silence amid our suffering. While Little Girl Crying takes the reader deep into the heart of suffering, it also reflects on where God is in the midst of our suffering, why He allows it, and how we can find both a deeper purpose for it and the blessings in it. This memoir is so much more than a story about an eating disorder, but a spiritual journey that demands to be taken by all that suffer. It is no wonder Little Girl Crying has been called a modern day, Pilgrim’s Progress.
Abused at home, bullied relentlessly at school, and raped by someone she loved and trusted, Belinda Rose found her emotional pain too much to cope with, and thus began the fight of her life against two dark adversaries: Anorexia Nervosa and Depression.
For nearly 38 years, she found herself locked in a life and death battle with an eating disorder intent on destroying her mentally, physically and spiritually. Near death multiple times, and at one point hospitalized 13 times within the span of a year and a half, doctors all agreed she'd never overcome the eating disorder and would likely die from it. It would take nothing less than a miracle for her to find the recovery that seemed impossible. She felt lost, alone and at the mercy of an illness intent on her destruction. All hope seemed gone, or was it?
I'll bury the pain deep, deep down
So deep that it can't be found
It will not see the light of day
If it seeks release I'll purge it away
I'll starve the life right out of it
And lull the pain a little bit
I'll beat the pain … the anger … fear
‘Till 'It' or 'I' just disappear.
As a small child, Belinda had found comfort and sanctuary from those that abused and bullied her in the arms of her imaginary friend, Jesus. It would be the deep love and devotion she'd felt for Him since childhood that would lead her on a journey of prayer to an incredible spiritual experience that would miraculously still the Voice of Anorexia, lift the darkness of depression and transform her life setting her on a new path.
Little Girl Crying is a story of survival. It's a story of God's love, mercy, and amazing grace, that affirms God is with us even when He is silent. But most of all, it is a message of hope and encouragement to all that suffer that says never give up, because our God is a God of healing and miracles!
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