Author Uses her Abuse, Pain and Rejection to Show Readers Significance is Obtainable Now

The Blush Network founder Autumn Miles shares personal story, lessons learned & spiritual insights in new book, “Appointed”

DALLAS, Texas, June 17, 2014 — Utilizing her own personal experiences, Autumn Miles, speaker and founder of The Blush Network, paints a picture of God’s love for broken and battered women in her new book “Appointed: Your Future Starts Now,” releasing July 14, 2014, from Revell.

A victim of years of physical and verbal domestic abuse, Miles struggled to find significance in who God had created her to be. As a young woman, she divorced her husband and was ostracized from the church her father pastored. She was told that God could not use her because of her divorce by many people she respected.

After praying for God to reveal direction for her life, Miles realized He would use her painful experiences to help those that were in the same shoes. With a God-given dream of starting a women’s conference ministry, it took 10 years of waiting, trusting and growing spiritually for God to fulfill this dream. In 2005, she founded The Blush Network — an organization dedicated to helping women find their significance in God.

“I want to empower women to be instruments for God’s kingdom,” said Miles. “For too long, I allowed my past and abuse to make me feel unworthy of being the Lord’s servant. I do not women to have to live with the guilt, shame and pain that I lived with for so long, when God is so much bigger and powerful than those things — that’s why I wrote this book.”

Miles’ book gives strength to women who come from abusive backgrounds. It overturns the lies that women tell themselves, including “I am not worthy,” “I am not special” or “I cannot be loved.” “Appointed” helps bring God’s hope, peace, love and healing to the broken, heavy laden and downtrodden.

Each chapter of “Appointed” outlines a different aspect that is significant to how God works in the lives of His people, such as prayer, trials, tenacity and one’s future. Miles brings into reality that women do not have to wait 10 years for God to work in them. Through God, they are capable of finding significance right now—regardless of their past or what others think.

“I want every person to know that they are beautifully and wonderfully made in the image of God, and that through His power they can conquer the pain of the past. God can use and heal that pain for great things,” Miles said.

“Appointed” will be available in bookstores nationwide July 14. For more information, visit AppointedBook.com.

Autumn Miles is author of “Appointed” and the founder and president of The Blush Network, a conference ministry dedicated to spiritually challenging the way young women think. Autumn is an accomplished speaker who leads women’s conferences nationwide through The Blush Network. She is also the co-host of “Power Talk,” a Christian radio show in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit AutumnMiles.com.

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books for everyday living. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Baker Publishing is one of the world’s largest publishers of Christian books. For more information, visit bakerpublishinggroup.com.

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