© 2024 FriesenPress, Inc. All rights reserved.

A Broken and Crushed Heart Restored cover

  • eBook Edition
    • 978-1-03-918380-3
    • epub, pdf files
  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-918378-0
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 78 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-918379-7
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 78 pages
  • Keywords
    • Overcoming tragedy,
    • Religious redemption,
    • Finding personal salvation,
    • Terrible childhood,
    • Surviving abuse,
    • Atonement,
    • Forgiveness

Publish with FriesenPress

Learn how you can publish your book with the world’s only 100% employee-owned publishing services provider.

Get our Guide

A Broken and Crushed Heart Restored
Surviving in a Dysfunctional Home
by Helene M DeWitt

I was raised to be fearful; and then rejected for being fearful plus I have Tourette syndrome; I was made to believe I was a complete failure no matter which way I went. A Broken and Crushed Heart Restored follows Helene M DeWitt’s recovery from the abuse and neglect she endured because of her undiagnosed Tourette Syndrome. Helene’s story begins in the 1950s, born to a mother who had herself been heartbroken in life. At home, her mother rejected her and disapproved of all her uncontrollable tics, and at school, she was often rejected. With no social or medical support, Helene often went to bed afraid and woke up afraid, unprepared for the life that stretched beyond her. Helene survived some harrowing heartbreaking experiences. In the darkest moments of her life, she found salvation and recovery through God who had protected her and bolstered her mental resilience. Through the community of the church and other biblical ministries, she rebuilt her life with the support she needed, eventually healing from her painful memories. Despite the fear and heartache, Helene writes her memoirs with strength and a gratefulness for receiving the word of God in her time of need, showing that even the most broken spirit and crushed heart can be restored.

Helene M DeWitt photo

Helene M DeWitt first began writing in her thirties, finding it comforting to write out her painful experiences, abuse and neglect down on paper. She hopes that by sharing her story, others can walk through her life with her, share in her deliverance, and demonstrate that people can recover and thrive. In her spare time, she enjoys crafts such as painting acrylic Christmas houses and even some gardening. She also does PowerPoints for a Bible teacher who teaches her studies online and remains a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. She currently is enjoying retired life with her husband.


Helene M DeWitt

What People are Saying

Other eBook Editions

This book is also available in eBook format from these sites.