Book Signing Event to Help Widows and Orphans

I am excited to tell you about a book signing event coming up on July 16, 2016, at the Family Christian Store – Oaks Mall West, in Gainesville, Florida. I will be there from 10-12 am and from 2-4 pm.

The company, Family Christian Stores, is a blessing to widows and orphans and every purchase you make there helps that cause. They abide by James 1:27, “…to look after orphans and widows in their distress,” and declare on their website, “Our heartbeat is to help orphans and widows in need, as our Father calls us to do. And with every purchase you make, you’re making an amazing difference in their lives.”

I am looking forward to chatting with you there and blessing widows and orphans all the while.

It’s Not About Me

If you’ve read my book, thank you, and you already know what I am about to share. If you haven’t, I’d like to share my purpose in writing it so you’ll know it is not about me. It is written by me; yes, it is a memoir. It is my story.

“The memories are mine, corroborated by my siblings, other eyewitnesses, medical evidence, and military records. All of the names have been changed and any identifiable information removed to protect both the innocent and the guilty. This story is not about the abused or the abusers. It is about the Savior and His amazing grace. The goal in publishing this book is to reveal the true nature of God, His mercy, and His love, in the hope that others may find the peace I have found.”(Excerpt From: Richaven, Carly. “Iridescent Grace”)

Many have communicated to me through various means that they felt God’s love for them as they read my book. I can’t begin to tell you how thrilling that is for me. God is such a wonderful Father and wants the best for His children. That best includes freedom from that which weighs you down. That is why I wanted to get rid of all the rocks in my box. When I gave Him the debt the offender owed me, He paid it at the cross and I received what the offender had taken: respect, innocence, life, peace, a future, and so on.

Please let Him do the same for you. At the cross, unload all the debt that is owed to you. Give it to Jesus, then He will give you what was taken from you, and your offender will stand before God for judgment. (Hopefully, they will ask God to forgive them for their sins, too. But either way…)  You are free and restored. Does it get any better than that?!

Love wins!

Though the details of the secrets I kept for years are there on the page, telling them is not the purpose. My part and purpose in the story is to be an example, a proof. The real purpose in this book is to reveal God’s amazing grace and what He can do for you.

I hope you will let Him.


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