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Colleen C. Harrison
A Voice from the Fire
The Authority of Experience—A Memoir
When I’m facing the truth about my life, either past or present—it feels like I’m scraping bone and finding fire. I can’t write the truth in my life without feeling the fire of it.
Victimization and martydom have only one distinguishing difference: a martyr is a victim with a message; a victim is a martyr without a voice. From an eternal perspective, there is no tragedy in martyrdom…the martyr finds herself blessed with a foretaste of exaltation as she discoveres she is not alone in her suffering.
She also discovers God has no fear of fire.
Fire changes things. Absolutely, molecularly. Writing under fire does the same thing. I share with you in these essays, snapshots in words—glimpses into the reality of one woman.
Colleen Harrison grew up believing in God. She found Him in the loneliness of a neglected childhood, felt His comfort and protection during the violent outbursts of her parents’ relationship, and experienced His strength, hope and healing amidst some of life’s hardest trials—childhood abuse, struggling with the effects of addiction in herself and those she loved, the death of her 18–year–old daughter, and the dissolution of what she believed was an eternal marriage. Through it all, Colleen finds and shares with us one overarching truth: the gospel of Jesus Christ works.
I just read He Did Deliver Me from Bondage straight through. I couldn’t stop. Now I am back at the beginning, rereading and doing the assignments. …Your book actually got BETTER at the end.
— Moberly, MO
Thank you for helping me rediscover my testimony in the restored gospel. Relating the  Steps [to] the Book of Mormon helped me uncover the powerful testimony Heavenly Father had been trying to give me for so long.
— Madison, GA
I started counseling with a woman in LDS Social Services and the first thing she wanted me to do was get your book. My testimony is on fire again and not just smoldering in the ashes.
I want to express my deepest thanks for He Did Deliver Me from Bondage. It has truly helped me along a road to returning to my Heavenly Father and Savior! I’m on my second time through.
—Spring Creek, NV
I was at [the] truly darkest hour of my life and spiraling down. I was afraid it was going to be the end of me. He Did Deliver Me breathed so much love, hope, strength, power and peace. I learned how to obtain these things from the Lord.
Best Selling Author
Colleen C. Harrison
Colleen holds a BA and MA in English from Brigham Young University. She has also completed training for certification as an Addictions Counselor from the University of Utah, and all of the course work for a PhD in Family and Human Development form Utah State University. She writes about gospel-based addiction recovery for the Latter-day Saint community.
Other Books by Colleen C. Harrison
From Heartache to Healing
Find compassion, understanding, and help through the Savior’s grace and guidance to face and survive the heartache of sexual addiction.
Patterns of Light, Vol 1
An in-depth study of the principles of recovery found in the Twelve Steps and the Book of Mormon.
He Did Deliver Me from Bondage
Using the Book of Mormon and the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ to overcome compulsive/addictive behavior and other problems.