Are you ready to be inspired and motivated to discover your purpose, and see how God can turn your past into His purpose for your life? Are you a small group leader or church bible study leader and feel this would be a great topic to help women discover their value in Christ and be inspired to step out in faith and serve God’s kingdom?
God can use You, Not Just in Spite of Your Past, But Because of Your Past.
Many women carry around a deep, hidden, and unspoken sense of insignificance, regardless of how confident they appear on the outside. Regret and shame over failure, sin, and shortcomings weigh them down and make them feel unworthy to be loved, much less used, by a holy God.
Tracie Miles helps women not only recognize that God has a purpose for them, but that He has equipped and prepared them for their divine purpose based specifically on the experiences of their past.
Through her own story and stories from other women who have discovered great purpose because of adverse experiences, she helps women embrace a new perspective and discover the courage to step out of their comfort zones and see how God wants them to use them for great things and has plans to use all things for good. Readers will find forgiveness and healing for the mistakes of their past, and inspiration to step into the purpose God has for them.
“God has a plan for your life and a purpose for your future. No matter what you’ve been through or what’s been done to you, if you’re still breathing God isn’t finished with you yet! Let Tracie Miles help you discover your calling and the way you are uniquely equipped to make your life count!” – Renee Swope, best-selling author of A Confident Heart, Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Radio Co-host, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee”
“Do the wrong choices you made in the past sometimes work their ugly way into your heart and mind today? Think God doesn’t forgive you–let alone want use you to serve Him? Your Life Still Counts will allow you to break free from this lie, as you discover the truth that God makes all things new. Yes, even you.” – Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker; author of seven books including LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith and Everyday Confetti, wife of college sweetheart Todd; Mom to daughter Kenna and sons Mitchell and Spencer.
“I hadn’t fully realized how much my past had me in a choke-hold until I began reading the pages of Tracie Miles’ beautifully written book. Her words are life altering. Your Life Still Counts is a powerful book on fire with brave energy.” – Ashley Walkup, Founder of EmbracingBeauty.com
“The message of hope in Your Life Still Counts is one needed by everyone who has ever thought they were too far from God to receive his grace. This book will help you grasp how much God wants to use you, just as you are.” – Rachel Wojnarowski, Author/Speaker/Writer
Tracie’s book is a beautiful story of redemption! It contains not only her story, but the stories of many women who have walked through difficult trials and broken places and have found hope and great purpose in them. I am honored to be one of those women. Tracie’s heart spills forth as she shares her own hard places and reveals to her readers how God took what she thought was hopeless and breathed in healing and new life. Thank you, Tracie, for providing a wonderful resource to equip women to heal from past hurts and make them count for the Kingdom. – Wendy Blight, Proverbs Online Bible Study Leader/Author/Speaker
I found myself sitting down to read just one chapter of this and couldn’t put it down for another 80 pages. Miles interweaves in stories of other women who have overcome their past for a new life in Christ to show just how powerful Jesus’s grace and mercy are. Topics that are many times quieted in the church are brought front and center for young women to realize that they are not alone; they are not the only ones who have struggles. – Mikala Sebren
“Your Life Still Counts” by Tracie Miles is a must read! Tracie introduced a concept to me that I had not been aware of before: the “One word.” The one word that brings more pain and anguish than any other. The unspeakable, ugly word that brings heartache and makes you want to slink down into your seat and hide from the world. She breaks down her defenses and unmasks herself in order to reveal the pain of what she has experienced in her life. Tracie gets real with her readers affording them the opportunity to see that it is ok to have made mistakes. It is ok to admit you have fallen farther than you believe possible and to have done worse things that you can imagine anyone around you to have done. She highlights the importance of moving forward from those mistakes and allowing God to turn your past into a purpose…to reach into the lives of others and ultimately bring Him glory. – Sarah Travis
I enjoyed Your Life Still Counts so much that I did not want it to end which is a pretty rare thing for me when it comes to non-fiction books. Tracie Miles writes in sincere transparency focusing on God’s transforming conviction and encouragement. I absolutely loved this book because it wasn’t written with Pollyanna fluff. Rather, Your Life Still Counts is written in such a way that it promotes self-reflection and the challenge to look beyond the veil of the past. – Sharee
So many of us truly believe that we are forever defined by our mistakes and bad choices and that once we’re found at fault… there is no redemption, there is no forgiveness. In her book, “Your Life Still Counts”, author Tracie Miles, opens wide her own story to show that you are not defined by your mistakes, missteps or greatest sin. She, along with many other women, brings us a remarkable story of forgiveness, redemption and renewal. – Ann Cuddy
Shame can be a factor that prevents people from believing that they can be forgiven, healed and can help others who suffer similar problems. The first step seems to be overcoming the belief that one is not worthy or lovable. Once healing has taken place, however, a person can use her own exerience to comfort another. Painful experiences promote growth of compassion. Only one who has felt the same level of pain, humiliation or hurt can bring understanding and healing to another. It turns out, then, that God uses our past hurts to enrich our lives so that we may reach out to others. – Janice Smith
This book inspires and touches the heart of the reader. True life stories that reach the reader in thoughtful ways. Great read and great to give as a gift. – Melissa Henderson
I love Tracie’s honesty in this book. I started this book crying as I read her story. So heartbreaking and one many women can relate to. Tracie is writing what I absolutely believe and she even quotes Genesis 5020 in her book Her story is definitely a Genesis 5020 story and she shares many other stories in the book that have that same hope. Tracie gives you practical steps to pursue God’s purpose for you from the pain of your past. This is a book I will be recommending to my group of ladies who go through my Wounded group. This book is the next step. Use the pain for God’s purpose. Your story for God’s glory. If you wonder if your pain can be used to help others, pick this book up and then go and share. – Melissa Finnegan
From the moment, I picked up the book, I knew the message was personally for me. My past has held me in bondage many years but no more. Tracie shares her heart and purpose and that of twenty women, of which I am one whose life has been changed forever because of her obedience to share a painful experience that God uses to help countless lives. -Diana Rockwell
Tracie Miles does a beautiful job of helping you understand that your life still counts no matter what you have gone through in your past. She has beautifully woven together her story of how God used her life where she had an anortion and truths from the Bible to reveal how God can use your past to create a beautiful future for you and for the glory of His kingdom. It is one of the most inspirational books I have ever read. It has inspired me to go tell my story like she has done to provide hope and encouragement to others. A definite must read and read again book! – Helen Guenther
This book is full of inspiration – real stories of real women and backed with so much scripture. Tracie’s writing style is easy to read and hard to put down. This book shows us that no matter what – we are loved by God and God can still use us. We have purpose and importance and are not alone. God can certainly use our past and current mistakes to make growth opportunities that allow us to be fulfilled and bless others. -Gena Christofferson
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