I'm honored to host my aunt Beverly Turner whose debut memoir, FALLEN BEAUTY QUEEN, MERCIFUL GOD, just released. This is a book that offers needed strength for those who feel hopeless and trapped in sin.
Fallen Beauty Queen, Merciful
the secrets of the past, the struggles to stay married, and the changes in the
hearts and lives of the whole family.
people feel they have gone too far to be forgiven. This story of redemption
reveals the depths of Jesus’ unending love and His pursuit of one who wandered
Review from an Amazon Customer: Wow! What a powerful life-changing story. Two brave souls willing to tell about their most intimate struggles. It’s truly a miracle that they did not end in divorce. Only God could heal their broken lives and restore the whole family. If you’ve ever been molested, experienced tragedy, feeling alone, unloved, rocky marriage, money troubles, family secrets, or struggle with breaking free from giving into temptation and addictions, this book is for you! No matter what you are going through, Fallen Beauty Queen, Merciful God will give you insight in turning lives around. If you feel you have sinned too much to be forgiven, there is always hope. With God, nothing is impossible!
was born in California three years after World War II ended. Economy was
booming and people were influenced by greater opportunity for higher paying
jobs, new homes, vacations and entertainment. Singers and movies stars lured
Americans into a fantasy world.
and pampered by family, Beverly often received praise for her beauty, even by
strangers which eventually led to a distorted need for approval, acceptance,
and a hunger for love that the world cannot give. Saved as a child, molested, and
later raped, she came into marriage a broken woman hiding those secrets deep
inside. Seven years of rocky marriage and three children later, she entered and
won a beauty pageant for the world’s largest flying association, known as the Experimental
Aircraft Association and fell hopelessly into sin. The fame tantalized every
pore of her being, filling her with pride. Deception became her way of life,
and hopelessness flooded her soul, leaving her to believe she had sin too great
to be forgiven. The Lord knew the cry of her heart and what it would take to
set her free. In Beverly’s deepest valley came God’s beautiful story of
redemption. Not only did her life and marriage change, but that of her entire
family, each serving in ministry today.
has been married forty-eight years, is the mother of four, grandmother of seven,
and great-grandmother of one. She owned and operated a sign shop for
twenty-eight years and retired in 2011. She is treasurer of the non-profit
organization - Uzima Outreach and serves on their board. Her hobby is acrylic painting.
She has a passion to encourage women to love God with all their heart, soul,
had two stories printed in the Good News
Northwest, an article in The
Spokesman-Review, and a short story in Guidepost’s
Angles on Earth.
Please leave a comment below after the interview, and you'll be entered to win a free signed copy of FALLEN BEAUTY QUEEN, MERCIFUL GOD. This giveaway only applies to those within the United States.
What motivated you to write this book?
After sharing my story with a ladies group, several of the women made the
comment, “You need to write a book. It would help so many people.”
What do you want people to take away from your story?
How has writing this book changed your life?
Healing for me and closer relationships with others.
You talk about ‘keeping secrets.’ How did this
impact your life?
It put a wall between me and others.
Which is harder, keeping shameful secrets or bringing them
out into the light? Why?
Keeping the secrets, because walking in truth has set me free.
Can you describe what it felt like when you hit the
Desperate and hopeless.
You state that Jesus called you back to Him in a very
vivid manner. If someone is at the bottom, should they expect a similar
Yes, He did. He will always be willing to receive us when we call on Him, but He
uses different ways to reveal His calling on our hearts.
Do you think that it can just be too late for some
people? If there is hope, what should a person do?
I felt that way for a long time, but I believed a lie from the pit. Hope is
found in Jesus.
Describe what it felt like
when you knew Jesus had forgiven you.
Like the weight of the world was taken
off my shoulders. I felt joy and peace.
What has been the impact of
making public your story? In your marriage, your family, your church and
amongst your friends?
Healing in my marriage, the family has become very close, and our church and
friends we have been able to minister to hurting people.
What advice would you give
families who have daughters affected by the kind of trauma you experienced?
Most kids keep the secret when abused, and it is very hard to have them break
their silence. They need to know, no matter what, you will always love them, and
find godly counsel.
You describe how wonderful it
is that all of your children and their children are serving the Lord. Can
you explain how that is possible after all your family went through?
The mercy of God,.
Answer this one summary
sentence: Today what do you think of Jesus?
He is my Redeemer,
Savior, Counselor, Teacher, my Friend, Healer, Provider, Deliverer, my Song in
the Night, He is Faithful and Kind, a Lamp unto my feet, my Strong Tower, The
Way, The Truth and Life, my Shepherd, Promise Giver and Keeper, the Lover of my
Soul, and He even engraved my name into His hand.
Thank you, Aunt Bev, for joining us today. It was a pleasure to have you on my blog.
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