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April 12, 2019
ENUMCLAW, Wash., April 12, 2019 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Everyone has experienced an imprisoned heart, held captive as a result of unbelief and unconfessed sin. Worse, our prison comes with cellmates: guilt, shame, and regret, etc. The Keeper of the keys, Jesus Christ, has already unlocked the door to the believer's heart using the key of forgiveness by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8–9). But sometimes we live as if we're still imprisoned, struggling with fear, bitterness, anger—even hate. And those sins can slam shut the door of our hearts and strain our relationship with our heavenly Father and with others.
In her new Bible study/memoir, Unlocked Hearts, Unleased Joy: Forgiveness Is the Key, Melanie Shull teaches that God never stops pursuing us, longing to unlock the areas of our hearts we've bolted shut. As believers, we have access to the key to freedom and joy, but we must use that key if we are to experience abundant life through Jesus Christ.
Shull uses her gift of storytelling to reveal Jesus as the healer of our deep wounds. She also brings to life several Bible characters who needed and received healing and joy as God pursued their hearts. Her own story of healing from the wounds of sexual abuse begins with Jesus stirring forgiveness in her heart and releasing her from her self-made prison.
"This is the Bible study you've been looking for. The theme of forgiveness is intricately woven into each chapter through Melanie Shull's own story and through needy, desperate, or imperfect Bible characters who came face to face with truth. You'll find an emphasis on getting answers from God's Word, and you'll discover how to make choices based on biblical wisdom. I highly recommend it." --Carol Kent, director of the Speak Up Conference; speaker; author of He Holds My Hand: Experiencing God's Presence and Protection
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Twice-adopted (physically and spiritually), a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Music Education, wife, and mother of two, Melanie Shull is deeply in love with Jesus Christ and His Word. As founder and editor in chief of Living Real Magazine, Melanie provides a platform for ordinary people to tell their real stories of how real faith affects real life. Her passions are hospitality and discipleship. During her thirty years of ministry, Melanie has served as worship leader, women's ministry head coach, and Bible study leader. She was a public middle school chorus teacher for twelve years, and taught private piano for thirty years. Melanie is also the author of Renew, Refresh, Refine Your Heart, Soul, and Mind and The Red Carpet Journal. She and her husband, Rick, are almost empty nesters.
Connect with Melanie on social media:
Facebook: @writermelanieshull and @LivingRealMag
Instagram: @livingrealmag @melanieshullauthor
SOURCE Redemption Press
CONTACT: Melanie Shull, 360-226-3488