Freeing Your Feminine Heart from the Knots of Fear and Shame
by Carrie Schuchts Daunt
Pub Date 24 Jan 2020
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Do you desire deeper freedom? Do you feel restricted by the knots of sin and shame that conceal the true beauty of your feminine heart?
Through this collection of raw and redemptive testimonies from real Catholic women, punctuated with guided reflection and contemplative prayer, Carrie Schuchts Daunt of the John Paul II Healing Center offers you an encounter with truth and healing tailored to your specific identities as daughter, sister, bride and mother. Undone ushers you through a vulnerable search for truth through essential spiritual exercises, prayer guides, and reflection material.
Sharing personal testimonies of illness, loss of faith, rejection, promiscuity, abortion, broken marriage, infertility, miscarriage, addiction, betrayal, bulimia, and depression, the fifteen women in Undone identify shame and fear as major barriers to their relationships. In their stories, they share how their shame was untangled and their identity restored. This chorus of bold women—including Lisa Brenninkmeyer, founder of Walking with Purpose; Jen Settle, managing director of the Theology of the Body Institute; Debra Herbeck, founder of Be Love Revolution; Judy Bailey, executive director of John Paul II Healing Center; and Jeannie Hannemann, founder and executive director of Elizabeth Ministry International—will encourage you to explore and undo the knots in your own life as well. Daunt shares the same prayer exercises and spiritual reflection material used at the John Paul II Healing Center’s Undone women’s conferences, including
• inner healing prayers
• spiritual exercises for identifying core wounds
• spiritual exercises for renouncing false belief systems
• reflection questions
In Undone, readers find an essential guide to distinctly feminine healing that will leave them willingly and eagerly stripping away the bondage of sin and shame allowing them to become the women God calls them to be.
A Note From the Publisher
“You will find yourself in one story or another or perhaps sprinkled throughout. It is your story, her story, my story, our story. It is the story of the children of God whom he continues to pursue and redeem in his love.”
From the foreword by Sr. Miriam James Heidland Catholic speaker and author of Loved As I Am
“Undone is a brave book, a true work of mercy for women who long to find healing from old wounds and discover their deepest identity in Jesus. By honestly sharing their own intimate struggles as daughters, sisters, friends, wives, and mothers, Carrie Schuchts Daunt and her fellow storytellers have opened the door to new freedom for their sisters in Christ. Scars are inevitable in this life, but Undone is a bold and loving reminder that when the Son frees you, you will be free indeed.”
Colleen Carroll Campbell
Author of My Sisters the Saints
“Carrie Schuchts Daunt has wrapped a personal healing retreat in the covers of this marvelous little book. The thread of authentic testimonies woven together with opportunities for deeper reflection, healing, and wholeness will profoundly touch the lives of women searching for the glorious truth of their feminine identities.”
President of the Theology of the Body Institute
“In Undone, Carrie Schuchts Daunt gathers fifteen radically honest and moving stories of women who have joyfully discovered in the midst of their shame and brokenness the freedom God offers to them. Through Mary, their knotted hearts were ‘undone’ by God’s saving love in Jesus, enabling them to embrace and live out their God-given identities as daughter, sister, bride, and mother. This powerful little book not only gives voice to many women who struggle silently but also provides a hopeful way forward for those who desire deeper freedom. The prayerful guided meditations offered at the end of each chapter help women give God permission to set them free to know the truth of their feminine dignity. I highly recommend this book!”
Rev. Mathias Thelen
President of Encounter Ministries
Pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Parish in Brighton, Michigan