From a young age, little girls learn what is expected of them and how to achieve that expectation. Perceived failure to meet that expectation leads to the painful feeling of rejection. Rejection then takes many forms and comes through many faces. Whether from family members or teachers and coaches or peers in the classroom or love interests, rejected girls become rejected young adults become rejected women. Rejection, much like bitterness, is a seed that once it takes root, it spreads its negative emotions and behaviors in other facets of life. It impacts decisions and life-choices. It steers clear of emotional intimacy and rears its head at the first slight or offense.
In No Longer Rejected: A Woman’s Journey from Rejection to Freedom, author Janice Broyles highlights several aspects of rejection and takes a look at what it means to be rejected and how isolating it can be. Through inspirational narrative and a study of Biblical accounts of women, connections will be drawn from one circumstance to the next. Women who have experienced heart-wrenching, agonizing rejection, will be discussed, along with how God proved to be ever-faithful in every situation.
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Janice has written a wonderful book. Though the title directs it to ladies, it will move the heart of anyone who reads it. I found myself carried on emotion from chapter to chapter, touched and enlightened by its message. I encourage you to read and be blessed. I am already ordering copies for our church bookstore.
-Rev. Chris Smothers, senior pastor at New Life Church, Garden City, Michigan, and Landmark Bible Church, Rockport, Indiana
Rejection. Each of us has felt its sting, but for some, feelings of rejection spiral into bitterness and pain that rob them of the abundant life God has for them. In No Longer Rejected, author Janice Broyles goes straight to the heart of the matter with transparent personal stories and scriptural insight that reveal the source of rejection and how to overcome it. Down to earth. Instructional. Inspiring. I recommend this book to anyone dealing with rejection.
-Rev. Lori Wagner, author, speaker, and founder of Affirming Faith
“Wow.” The author’s transparency in this book powerfully illustrates the battle with and victory over the specter of rejection. This will be a go-to source that I will give any woman struggling emotionally; both with rejection or otherwise. The biblical passages were applied in a very understandable way.
-Rev. Wm. Paul Giertz, pastor at LifePoint Pentecostals, Athens, Ohio
Each one of us has felt the sting of rejection — it is painful at any age. We all desire to belong, and rejection leaves us feeling insecure and inadequate, with potentially long lasting harm. Janice reminds us God has prepared a path out… forgiveness is the key! I recommend this transparent and applicable resource. No Longer Rejected contains vital principles that we can all positively apply to our lives.
-Renee’ Warman, pastor’s wife of The Apostolic Church, Auburn Hills, Michigan
No Longer Rejected will be a blessing for many women who are struggling to understand how to move past rejection in their life. Janice’s personal stories are raw, open and heartfelt. She points us to a Savior, who experienced the ultimate rejection and has the power to take us through every rejection we’ve ever had or ever will have.
-Heather Soto, pastor’s wife of Apostolic Truth Church, Appleton, Wisconsin, as well as Rejection Overcomer
Excerpts from No Longer Rejected
“Rejection and inadequacy were never a part of God’s initial design, and throughout Scripture, story after story highlights a loving God reaching for His people, reminding them that in His arms contentment, peace, and faithfulness are waiting.”
“We can take rejection and bury it deep, allowing it to take root and grow into the vicious cycle of negative emotions, or we can lean on our Heavenly Father and give it to Him.”