A Wildflower Grows in Brooklyn
Julie Woodley understands trauma. From physical and sexual abuse as a child, to abortion, through the murder of a dear friend, to brain injury and cancer, she's experienced more than a lifetime's worth of pain and loss. But by the...
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Julie Woodley understands trauma. From physical and sexual abuse as a child, to abortion, through the murder of a dear friend, to brain injury and cancer, she's experienced more than a lifetime's worth of pain and loss. But by the grace of God she's doing more than surviving, she's thriving. Like a wildflower thrusting itself through a broken sidewalk, God has raised Julie's joy and hope through the layers of loss and into the light of His plan for her. He has transformed her from a broken receiver of grace into a beautiful blossom who radiates the grace she has received into the lives of other hurting people. Trauma victims often feel weighed down by shame, anger, confusion, and pain. They may be so accustomed to "getting by" that having passion and joy seems a lost hope. In A Wildflower Grows in Brooklyn, they'll encounter a story that will inspire them to imagine a life restored and overflowing with all the good things God intends for them.
Julie Woodley is director of Restoring the Heart Ministries (www.rthm.cc), serving childhood sexual abuse victims and post-abortion women. Her story aired on The 700 Club, Focus on the Family, and Life Today. She coauthored Surviving the Storms of Life (2008) and is the producer of In The Wildflowers and Into My Arms counselling DVDs. She was inducted into the Suffolk County (NY) Women's Hall of Fame (2009). Julie has four children and three grandchildren.