"Barbara, next to becoming a Christian, reading your book has been one of most life changing experiences in my life. After 20 years of addiction to pornography, a promiscuous past and an abortion (with a past girl friend) I finally feel free like the eagle you describe in your book! Thank You for taking the risk and sharing your story!! I am so grateful."
"Dear Barbara, I'm excited about what God is doing through the book He inspired you to write. When I went through it, it was hard, but so worth it. God changed me by freeing me of shame & guilt I have felt for years. I was actually shaking when I walked through the doors the night I had to tell my story. But I walked out the doors knowing God had me take a huge step toward healing. I have actually told my story several more times now without the fear."
"Hi Barbara, just a note to say 'THANK YOU!!!' for your book The Invisible Bond. Moms can counsel, pray, encourage, share our experience, etc. but often daughters need to hear and read someone else’s story to have true breakthrough. My 20-year-old daughter just started your book (in a study group), and I was thrilled to hear the joy in her voice this morning, and listen to her share what she has learned so far. Thank you for your ministry and faithfulness in writing your book.
"Barb, just a note to let you know that my friend in Alaska called me yesterday and said that she is so excited about your book - she can't put it down. She said it has given her great insight into her own life and as to how to pray for people she is ministering to. She ordered 5 and plans to order 5 more when she gets back from Israel."
"Dear Barb, I just yesterday, Saturday, received your book. I ordered two copies. I have read almost all of it, but I know now that I need to read it two or three more times. Thank you for pouring out your heart and life. I can relate to so much of what you’ve written. I also want you to know, that I feel your book will become a tremendous equipping tool for me and for so many others. I bought two copies. One for me and one to hand out to whoever God leads me to give it to. I am very blessed and honored to read this story of yours that is enveloped with love and scripture (His seal of approval)."
"Dear Barbara, I don’t know exactly where to start except to say thank you! I picked up a copy of your book at the Capitol Walk last Saturday. Honestly, I don’t even know why – if I knew ahead of time what it would lead me through, I may not have. It would have been easy for me to say … that part of my life is done and over, I’ve been forgiven and I’m not going back there …little did I know… I started reading The Invisible Bond and could not stop. The Lord used your story to speak to me and show me why, though I’d sought forgiveness, and tried hard to forget, I never healed and the bonds were still there. I believe that God placed your book in my hands at just the right time. I know that God is still at work on my heart, and that this is a process. But I also can’t contain my JOY - God has done a new thing in me!!!!!!!!! For the first time in my life that I can recall, that shame is gone! Thank you for your honesty in sharing your story and the details of your forgiveness and healing. I have always longed for that too, but never had a process for how to get there. Because of your courage and willingness to share your journey in your book, for the first time since I was a child, I am free from the pain and shame that I have lived with for so long!
...I can see that it will apply to almost everyone. I'm glad to be reading it and will pass the resource onto other friends and therapists. It took me about a week to go through with praying for God to remove the bonds I had with past partners. I feel very happy this week and I'll be looking for other signs of the burden being lifted. You really are a talented writer. It's so interesting and insightful!"
"Barb, My friend Janet read your book. She has lived the 'perfect' life. She married her first love about two years after she graduated from high-school. He is her one and only. Yet, she related to your book because of the influence of the 'world' on her life. Although she's never had sex with anyone but her husband, she recognizes the influence television, movies, etc. have had on her thinking. And, she related to what you wrote. So, I think that covers it. Your book relates to 100% of the population. After Janet, I began your book and got lost in it. I forgot that YOU wrote it and just fell into the story and lesson it holds. Amazing!"
"Dear Barbara, I've already read your book and love what you have to say. I'm adding it to my 'Recommended Reading' list and look forward to seeing you spread your message coast to coast. Blessings..."
"Barbara, just finished your book—couldn't put it down. Read it in three hours! It is excellent and well written and extraordinarily accurate. It offers insight into the most pervasive problems facing our generation—casual sex and abortion, as well as hope for healing and directions on ‘How To Get There from Here.' Bravo! I truly enjoyed reading it—mostly because I have walked this exact pathway to God's healing in my own life. Different story—but the same results through God's grace!"
"I've always been familiar with the concept of 'soul ties' and have prayed in the past to be released. But I still felt very bound to my past and stuck. After some internet research I discovered writings about oxytocin and how sex was created to bond a man and woman super-naturally. I despaired, thinking I would never heal from the pain of my promiscuity. Imagine my hope when I heard you speaking on FamilyLife. I ordered your books and feverishly read through them. You reminded me in your book that God wants us healed AND restored, not just forgiven. So, I felt the Lord calling me to a deep time of prayer. I surrendered everything and prayed through the prayer to break the bonds for every single deed I felt I needed to.
All I can say, is WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! I'm a completely different person, transformed, redeemed, and restored. God did something wonderful in my life. I feel free, finally, at last. Free from the bondage, shame, humiliation, and self-condemnation. Thank you again, so very much for your courage to speak the Truth."