The Sacred Scarred

"Beauty can indeed come from ashes."
Calysta Daniels met Brendan Keefe at a time when she was embracing the true meaning of beauty and he was becoming the embodiment of a beast. Several years later, their paths crossed once again, and she agreed to a strange request to save her father from imprisonment: to live under the beast’s roof for four years. 

It didn't take long for him to realize that there was something about her that a part of him hated - something sacred threatening to expose all his scars. Scarred as they both were, she was holding on to a secret that kept her sacred, while he was holding on to a past that kept him scarred. Thus, the battle of wills raged within the beauty and the beast over what price had to be paid to make a person truly beautiful.


There's so much brokenness in this world and it's easy to get discouraged, but amidst all of it, if anything, I pray this book will help you remember that there's hope. I pray you feel hope, knowing that in the midst of brokenness, God can create beauty. I pray you remember that even the deepest scars can turn into a sacred story that creates hope and beauty in the brokenness of others.

Joanna Alonzo is a walking paradox. She is a beautiful, albeit messy, mixture of thought and emotion, expressed in the form of hopefully readable – and relatable – stories. She is a kingdom kid, who looks forward to being a writer and storyteller even when she reaches heaven. She is passionate about the unreached, about those who have yet to know the Love she found in the arms of the Almighty. She is intrigued by the world and its people, who day by day, continue to convince her that God is the greatest Storyteller of all.

JOANNA has been spending extra special time growing closer to God for Lent 2017. Connect with her on her website and her FACEBOOK page to learn more. 

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