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RECENT PRESS RELEASES/REVIEWS FOR GENERATION EX
May 16, 2004
Interview With Jen Abbas On ParentMinistry.org
April 30, 2004
GraceCentered.org reviews Generation Ex
April 23, 2004
ChristianBookPreviews.com Reviews Generation Ex!
March 7, 2004
Adult Children Of Divorce - Hope & Healing (dowload as .pdf)
January 24, 2004
Author of Divorce Resource Gives Insight To Britney Spears Wedding & Annulment
PRAISE FOR GENERATION EX
I'm a once-broken child of divorce, I've been happily married for over
twenty years and am experiencing deep intimacy with my Abba Father. Through
God, you can not only heal, but you can yet have your fondest dreams come
true. Let Him help you through the vulnerable, honest and insightful discussions
in Generation Ex.
has written a powerful book with a desperately needed message of hope
for a lost generation. What's more she does it with an honesty that is
refreshing and the intimacy of someone who has walked down this road herself.
I was personally moved by the deeply personal revelations in this book;
and, as a result, I have been able to see the issues at work in my family
in a much clearer way. The courage and compassion it took to write this
book amazes me. Thank you Jen for allowing God to use you in such an important
way. Brad Miles, Everman
Generation Ex truly surprised me. I anticipated more of a soft
biographical sketch of Jen's own life as a child of divorce. While it
certainly has biographical elements, it is far more than that. Generation
Ex is packed with stories gleaned from countless interviews of children
of divorce, statistics gathered from a wide range of sources and great
interactive ways for the reader to work through their own buried emotions
resulting from a life thrust upon them by the mistakes and sins of their
parents. Throughout the book Jen has provided practical means for the
reader to come to grips with a reality that they have tried to bury under
a facade of normalcy, all the while knowing that things were not quite
right and would never be normal again.
This fine book is an excellent resource for both those seeking healing from the experience of divorced parents as well as those seeking to minister to them. Jen weaves together personal stories, practical exercises, and her Christian faith in a masterful way that is highly readable and motivating. Her voice of experience is compassionate, credible, and challenging to the reader to not only understand, but also move forward in a process of healing and restoration. This book is an essential resource for any professional who wants to understand and guide adult children of divorce through a comprehensive healing process. Tom Emigh, Vice President for Student Development, Cornerstone University
who has suffered the experience of their parents’ divorce will be blessed
by this book. Jen Abbas will gently guide you on the path of personal
health and wholeness with her vulnerability, wisdom and biblical counsel.
Les & Leslie Parrott, Seattle Pacific University, Authors of When
Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages
More research is coming out every day about the long-term effects of divorce on now grown children. As a veteran in the publishing world, Jen Abbas knows where there are holes in the market that need filling. Jen also knows the hurt of growing up in a divorced home and offers practical, biblical help for the thousands [millions] like her-and like me. Generation Ex is a timely resource that hits a major felt need in our country. Dr. John Trent, President, StrongFamilies.com, Author of Pictures Your Heart Remembers, Love is a Decision and The Blessing
If you are brave enough, I would encourage anyone who has been affected by a divorce to read this book. Jen deals with this very delicate subject head on as only someone with her past family experience can do. I have written about divorce in my song, “You’re My Little Girl” and am constantly being approached by children of divorced parents who are struggling with the very things talked about in this book. I am so thankful that somebody had the guts to step up to the plate and write a book like this. I will always have copies of Generation Ex on hand to give to these kids at every concert we do. Jamie Statema, Member of the vocal group Go Fish
The lingering effects of divorce will cripple adolescents and attempt to destroy the emotional health of adult children unless hope and healing can be found. Generation Ex helps readers take a big step in that healing process, equipping adult children of divorce to own their pain before they disown it and allow the losses in their lives to make them better, more healthy adults.” —Gary Sprague, president, Center for Single-Parent Family Ministry
Growing up as a child of divorce is hard. For me it has been the definition of pain, a death that continues dying. But even this can be overcome, and its long-lasting effects can be softened to the point of nonexistence. Remember, the same Lord who brought Lazarus back from the dead is able to bring your spirit, or at least the parts that have been crushed, back to life as well. But you have to want it. You have to be willing to press on at all costs, no matter how bad it hurts. If you do and if you are, then this is your book.
See you on the other side! Jeromy Deibler of FFH