The Girl In The Garage
by Sharon Hughes
On 10/24/19 we hit Amazon’s #1 New Release for Self Help>Healing the Inner Child category
About The Book
What if you’re not who you think you are?
What if you let go of the lies you’ve believed, broke up with your past, and let go of the shame that’s held you prisoner in your own life for good? Who would you be? Who could you be?
In the Girl In The Garage, Sharon Hughes shares her personal story of overcoming years of abuse that came to a head when at 16 years old, she was drugged at a Halloween party and woke up in a garage seven hours later. Her story is one of radical healing by a radical God that called her to a new identity and a new destiny. If you’ve struggled with brokenness, shame, past trauma and self-worth issues, this book will walk you through the core steps you need to get a breakthrough while experiencing God’s radical healing. No matter what you believe about God, yourself, or your future, you won’t be the same after reading this book.
After all, believing a lie is just as powerful as believing the truth!
6 Reasons You Should Read
The Girl In The Garage Book
Whatever you’ve been through, the core of this book is, “What are you believing about yourself and is it true?” You don’t have to go through abuse and trauma to find yourself believing lies about who you are, who you’re meant to be, and what you’re capable of. The steps I outline will walk you through how to breakup with the past, lies, and self worth issues that have kept you a prisoner in your own life.
#1 You’ll learn how to take control of your life by making values based decisions.
#2 You’ll understand how what you believe influences and affects your choices.
#3 You’ll discover the keys to letting go of the past, so you can be who you’re meant to be.
#4 You’ll discover that God is for you and not against you, no matter what you’ve done in the past.
#5 You’ll learn how to set healthy boundaries
#6 You’ll learn how to love and accept yourself right where you are.
Meet the Author
Sharon is the founder of Launch Your Creativity, the host of Living a Limitless Life Podcast, a certified Identity Coach, Critical Incident Stress Debriefer/Manager and as of Fall 2019 a POST certified Chaplain. This life coach from Los Angeles didn’t just get certified, she walked through the unthinkable, and knows first hand what the battle to freedom entails. Sharon’s story of overcoming nearly two decades of abuse are attributed to the grace of God and the hard messy work of fighting her way out of broken beliefs and thought patterns. She’s a passionate communicator and the go-to girl when it comes to creating confidence, letting go of the past, breaking up with low self worth.
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
The Girl in the Garage is a work of non-fiction centering on Christian themes such as self-help and psychological healing through God and was penned by author Sharon Hughes. Subtitled ‘The True Story of Radical Healing By a Radical God’, this concise guidebook takes readers through the real-life traumatic experiences of its author Sharon Hughes, who suffered years of abuse which culminated in waking up in a garage after being drugged for hours, aged just sixteen years old. Hughes explains her connection with God and the healing that such faith has provided to her, expanding from her own experiences to show how anyone with a history of darkness in their past can be brought to God’s healing light.
There are many different angles in the self-help genre when it comes to advice on recovering from abuse, and I found author Sharon Hughes’s voice to be heartfelt and compassionate on the topic. The details are neither grisly nor graphic but plainly stated and with a considerate narration that does not seek to shock or sensationalize her story. Moreover, the focus is on what followed on her journey to God, and the formation of her new identity is written with inspiring emotive narration and a true sense of hope. Hughes offers comfort and the promise of newness through her own experience, which is well organized to transition into its more general message of healing as the book goes on. Overall, The Girl in the Garage will definitely suit those seeking solace in God following trauma and is highly recommended to them.
Reviewed By Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite
Sharon Hughes’ diligent account of her harrowing experience of multiple sexual abuses is difficult to ignore. The Girl in the Garage aims at an audience stung by the horrors of violence against women. At a time when victims are coming out to voice a long-delayed justice they rightfully deserve, this book does not necessarily flow in the same vein. Rather, Hughes is a survivor finding strength in faith. She finds an ally in Christ and reaffirms the truth about faith moving mountains. Along with her path to healing, she gives her take on the questionable practices of ministering to the broken where counseling is often handled like a quick solution.
Years of abuse have made the author stronger and wise. Stronger, because it takes strength to overcome such abusive ordeals, to stand up and face your fears. Wiser, because it takes even greater strength to mend a broken spirit and take heart at the thought of God as a confidante and source of hope. The Girl in the Garage is the tale of a survivor. Her familiarity with trauma from her first-account experience with sexual abuse lends authority to her disturbing past and inspiration to her thriving present. She succeeds in involving her readers by encouraging them to illuminate their paths.