Choosing God's Mark to Transform Your Life
by Janet E. Kusiak; Kimberly D. Goad;
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Let Christ make His mark on you with this unique look at the subject of identity told through the language of tattoos.
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‘Inked’ is an engaging book which uses the metaphor of having a tattoo to the human condition. Everyone has been marked by the ups and downs of human existence, but God wants to ‘ink’ a new life-giving message in your heart.
Tattoos can reveal a lot about a person – take David Beckham. For his wedding anniversary he had ten roses tattooed symbolizing his enduring love, and that’s just one of his many tattoos. People get tattoos for many different reasons: reflect their rebellious youth, express religious beliefs, symbolise love or loyalty and to remember past mistakes. Janet and Kimberly rightly make the connection between tattoos and life’s journey: but you don’t need a tattoo to be marked by pain and suffering.
The experienced therapists use this haunting analogy to ask you the question: have you been marked by your life experience? Through real stories, encouraging words and biblical expedition, they express the message of love, redemption and becoming a new creation in Christ through the language of tattoos.
God can change the challenges that have marked us – anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders – and transform them into something good. ‘Inked’ is a liberating read to all who feel down-trodden by their struggles, and contains a message of hope and salvation played out in the recognizable and relatable words of getting a tattoo.
Kim Goad (MS) is an author, speaker, consultant and therapist with more than a decade of counseling experience with adolescents and emerging adults. She is the coauthor of ‘One Girl Can Change the World’.
Janet Bostwick Kusiak (MSW) is a licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist and speaker. ‘Inked’ was born out of Janet’s personal story, featured in ‘Plus: The Magazine of Positive Thinking’.
Inked by Janet E. Kusiak; Kimberly D. Goad was published by Abingdon Press in February 2013 and is our 40596th best seller. The ISBN for Inked is 9781426751189.
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Inked by Janet E. Kusiak and Kimberly D. Goad uses the language of tattoos to explore the question: what has marked your life? Is it a deep well of pain? Is it emotional baggage? Is it depression? In spite of events that are so deeply etched into our hearts, we have the power to change the marks that life makes on us.
An estimated quarter of Americans ages 18-50 have a tattoo. What better way to show how one of the most polarizing of cultural icons can, in fact, be a metaphor for what people have in common? Using stories and slang from tattoo culture, the authors look at the new way Christ desires that we be inked by Him, as the authors explore the marks that have been made on our hearts.
Introduction: Words Become Flesh
Chapter 1. Showcases: Choosing Your Artist
Chapter 2. Flesh vs Custom: Choosing the Tattoo Worthy
Chapter 3. Scratcher Tactics: Beware the Hacker
Chapter 4. B-Back and Wrastlers: Getting (and Staying) in the Chair
Chapter 5. Kickin' It into Third: Achieving the Desired Result
Chapter 6. The Look: Seeing Your Tat for the First Time
Chapter 7. Works in Progress: Meeting Others in the Tattoo Shop
Chapter 8. Reinking, Cover-ups, and Goo: Care and Maintenance of Your New Tattoo
“Inked shows how you can change in spite of your pain and claim God’s true design for your life.” – Josh Hamilton, MLB All-Star American Footballer and 2010 Most Valuable Player of the Year Award.
“Inked isn’t just a book about tattoos and the compelling stories behind those who wear them; nor is it just another self-help book or biblical study guide. The authors have taken elements of each and worked them into a unique promise of transformation.” – Susan E. Isaacs, author of ‘Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky and Authentic Spiritual Memoir’.
“Fresh insight into the world of tattoos with helpful insights on how we are ‘inked’ by our life experience – and how to manage those lasting marks.” – Jerry Nance, President of Global Teen Challenge.
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|Page last updated||3rd August 2016|
|Author / Artist||Janet E. Kusiak; Kimberly D. Goad|
|Publisher||Abingdon Press (February 2013)|
|Number of Pages||189|