Friday, February 22, 2013

On My Nightstand - A Heart Out of Hiding by Jan Cline

Jan Cline is the Director of  the Inland NW Christian Writers Conference. She has a fabulous line-up of speakers for the two-day event. Check out the website.

Her book, A Heart Out of Hiding, gives both personal examples and insightful observations on how women play hide-and-seek. We often unwittingly play these games and then wonder why we lack fulfillment in life.
A Heart Out of Hiding

I recognized myself in some of her stories. Fears and lack of meaningful friendships as a child taught me how to hide. My hiding place of choice was reading every free moment. I could escape reality and live vicariously through the characters. A healthy activity became an excuse to avoid relationships.

Jan's willingness to share some very painful times and how she overcame her hiding ways will touch your heart. I hope you'll pick up a copy for yourself and one for a gift.

The book comes in both a print and Kindle version. If you click on the above link, it will take you to  Amazon. 

Everyone: What are some of the ways you hide from life?


Karen Lange said...

I have Jan's book but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for the info!

Happy weekend,
Karen :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

My TBR pile is growing again, so I understand. With the book coming out soon, my reading time is shrinking. (:


Chatty Crone said...

Hey girl - I am stopping by to say hello and wondering how you are!

Dorothy said...

Jan's book sounds intriguing. I'll have to look up the Kindle version. Thanks for sharing....

And a big Happy Birthday to YOU!!
The calendar in Australia tells me it's your special day today. Enjoy and be blessed... xx

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty -

Ah, sorry, it's been a crazy week. I'll pop over to say, "Hi," soon.

Hi Dotti -

Thanks for the birthday wishes! Now, there's a thought: celebrate in every time zone. :)


DenaNetherton said...

Hi Susan, I was a very shy child, and my way of coping was by hiding in my room and reading all day. Not that it's bad, but there was no balance of spending time in healthy relationships, coupled with time spent alone. This book sounds fascinating.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dena -

Sometimes it's easier to live in an imaginary world than the real one. Books were a nice getaway for me as well.

Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

I was inspired by Jan's courage to tell her story, too.

I hid by being a clown, when I really wanted someone to love and take care of me. Then I found Jesus. He understands me like no person could. Now I don't need to hide behind jokes--I just like to be funny to entertain people.

Thanks for asking!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

Thanks for sharing your story. God has given you a gift of humor. It's great you can use it for the purpose He intended.

Susan :)