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Stepping Up


Stepping Up


Most cries of pain from teenagers are silent, and too often we only discover the true depth of their pain after suicide or other self-destructive behavior. In Stepping Up, teens speak openly about their struggles with suicide, depression, sex, drug addiction, pregnancy, abuse, bullying, and self-destructive behavior through their personal letters to author Donalyn Powell, a long-time youth and suicide-prevention advocate. To each letter, Powell offers personal and practical hope: even in the darkest situations, the pain will not last, and we are never alone. God has a purpose for each of us that we alone can fulfill, and it is God’s life in us that provides our reason for living, healing for our lives, and hope for the future.

A Reason to Live

Geared towards teenagers, Donalyn has a keen understanding of the power depression holds over individuals — especially the youth. Her book, A Reason to Live, gives teenagers practical steps to overcome depression and self-destructive thoughts. 

Through a Child's Eyes

Donalyn’s passion for children and her home in the Blue Ridge mountains inspired this book. Through a Child’s Eyes walks readers through a series of beautifully cultivated photos and inspirational words. 

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