The Merciful Scar
A powerful novel about teen self-harm. 16 year-old Kirsten Peterson is outwardly witty and bright, but she's full of pain inside. And the only way she can find relief is to cut her skin. When she ends up in the...
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A powerful novel about teen self-harm. 16 year-old Kirsten Peterson is outwardly witty and bright, but she's full of pain inside. And the only way she can find relief is to cut her skin. When she ends up in the ER, Kirsten is forced to look for a different way. Will she discover God's gift of mercy?
In the midst of pain, mercy is sweet relief.
Kirsten Peterson was 16 the first time her life fell apart. The only release she could find was through the tiny lines she carved in her skin. Outwardly she seemed fine, but the scars remained. Hidden from everyone who loved her.
Then it happens again. On the night she's certain her boyfriend will propose . . . but instead he kisses her best friend. Devastated, Kirsten falls back on the only source of relief she can imagine. When she lands in the ER, the secret she has so carefully hidden with her wit and bright smiles is laid bare.
Desperate to keep the news from her father and with few resources, Kirsten agrees to a treatment program on a sheep ranch where she'll work to pay the costs of her stay. There, she'll discover the amazing gift of mercy and its power to reshape pain into something beautiful and new.
Rebecca St. James is a Grammy Award winning vocalist who has produced 7 albums and authored three best-selling books: "40 Days with God, 40 More Days with God, and "Wait for Me. Nominated for four 2003 Dove Awards, Rebecca devotes her life to a strong issue-focused ministry around the world to young adults and families.
Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee