The Transforming Power of Story demonstrates, through multiple true-life stories, how sharing one’s story, especially in a group setting, can bring hope to listeners and healing to the one who shares. Right from the start, as Dr. Eng describes her own journey with blindness, you’ll be engrossed and inspired by what you read. Designed for group use, individuals facing difficulties will find this book greatly encouraging. Any reader will find it both meaningful and helpful.
Praise for The Transforming Power of Story
“Dr. Elaine Eng is a remarkable woman with an incredible story and personal ministry. She has been an inspiration to me for as long as I have known her. Her book will inspire you, bring tears of joy to your eyes, and longing to your heart, and reinforce your love for our wonderful Savior. Dr. Eng is a living, walking testimony to God’s grace and power through human frailty. Her life and her stories show poignantly how He can use any circumstance for His glory.”
–Diane Passno, Sr. Vice President, Focus on the Family
“I opened the door of my cabin in the beautiful Brakenhurst Conference Center, north of Nairobi, and there she was—the same sightless lady I had seen the year before in a similar setting in Thailand. What is she talking about to each of these doctors and nurses who take her by the arm and lead her through the garden paths? She’s there to teach classes to these hundreds of doctors and nurses, but all day long she seems to be walking and talking. Or is it listening?
“Now you can take Doctor Elaine Eng by the arm and hear not only The moving stories she has been hearing, but her own riveting story of transformation. You may find healing or strength—as the need may be—as she and others share heart and soul in the major crises of life. She waits at your door to share The Transforming Power of Story.” –Robertson McQuilkin, President Emeritus; Columbia International University
“It was a ‘not to put down’ book and every minute I could find free, I read it. People of all walks of life and persuasions of faith will find their own stories come alive in those of the contributors.”
–Mary Jane Jewell, RN
“Eng and Biebel have privileged their readers to hear directly from survivors. The storytellers are ones who painfully looked for and found who they could trust to transform the chaos of the wounded soul to become a dependable guidepost of encouragement and healing. This book includes menus for practical applications, allowing any of us to create help for others from our own lessons of loss.”
–Marvin Jewell, MD
“The Transforming Power of Story not only talks about why our stories are so important to share, but it also demonstrates this fact through each story recounted in this book. Through the exercises at the end of each chapter, this ground-breaking book gives opportunity for each reader to reflect on his or her life story in ways that give the just-read story practical application in the reader’s life. A great job. A great read. A potentially life changing book.”
–Ruth E. Van Reken, author