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Desiring God ministries approached me to write this book, The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering. I have been profoundly impacted by their ministry so it is a true privilege to partner with them. In the book I tell my story of God’s exquisite care and faithfulness in the midst of devastating loss and pain.

Psalm 66 aptly describes my journey. It says, “For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You have brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance ... Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.” (Psalm 66:10-12,16)

It is my earnest prayer that you will read this book and be encouraged to find that God is ever faithful even in the midst of great suffering. And that you too will rejoice as you tell others what the Lord has done for your soul.

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  • -- GLORIA FURMAN, author of Missional Motherhood and Alive in Him

    “[This book] will make you weep and rejoice not just because it brims with authenticity and integrity, but because every page points you to the rest that is found in entrusting your life to one who is in complete control and is righteous, powerful, wise and good in every way.”

  • --PAUL TRIPP, pastor, author, international conference speaker

    “It is that credibility not only of experiencing deep pain, that Vaneetha brings to her writing, but also her rugged determination to hold on to Christ in the midst of it, that makes us willing to lean in and listen.”

  • --NANCY GUTHRIE, author of Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow

    “I have often wondered how Vaneetha endures suffering with such amazing joy, grace, and perseverance. I still don't understand it, but this book has given me a new glimpse into her world and into the character of our loving God. Raw, transparent, terrifying, and yet amazingly hopeful...