Tissue Territory

I got a lovely email today. I’d sent a sample copy of God’s Panoply to the director of a resource centre in the hope I’d get permission to put some advertising at an upcoming conference. He read the first chapters of the book just prior to this event. Here’s what he wrote:

I was in Townsville last weekend with Sandra and Peter at the Healing Shame seminar.  On the Saturday the Holy Spirit led Sandra to invite women to repent for their mistreatment of men and this was responded too with a couple of ladies taking the pulpit and repenting and asking for forgiveness.  Men were given the opportunity to respond and 4 did. I was one of them.

I had only had opportunity to read your book on the Wednesday before I flew to Townsville on the Thursday afternoon. I devoured the first chapter and loved it. As I approached the pulpit on Saturday, your book in hand, I explained you had just not long ago published it and sent it to me. I felt the need to repent, as a minister of the Gospel, for the suffering placed on women from the pulpit through the misuse and misinterpretation of scripture and read a few portions of the book about the real meaning of being the head and the heart Paul was writing from when talking about submission and the true meaning of lifting one another up and being a covenant defender.

The 40 or so women there were extremely moved, many crying and many approached me afterwards not only thanking me but wanting more info about your book which I shared with them gladly.

Like I said in my previous post, maybe I should supply tissues with the sale of each book. However, for the competition draw – since today commemorates the 1st second into the 2nd minute into the 3rd hour of the 5th day of the 8th month in the 13th year of the 21st century (which I celebrated by waking up and reading Genesis 1, because it encodes the golden ratio so many ways and those numbers do too) – are Rosie, Catherine, Maria and Sandie. I’d add Ray too, only he has it already!





  1. What a great response. I can’t wait to read it Annie.

    • Thanks, Dale. It’s the sort of heartwarming happening that makes the struggle seem worthwhile.

  2. Thank you for sharing this, Anne. Wonderful encouragement and reminder that God can use our writing efforts when and where and how HE wants to! And my husband, Ray, is still reading our copy and enjoying it. I’m hoping he’ll hurry up so I can have my turn with it. LOL

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