From the outside, Amy Ressler appeared to be a blond-haired, blue-eyed sweetheart who loved to ride her bike, go for runs around town, and excel in athletics. But her small town had no idea what she faced within the confines of her home—or the battles that raged inside her.
In this deeply personal memoir, Amy unfolds her story of a broken family, sexual abuse, and an eating disorder that left her ravaged and empty. With vulnerability and heart, she recounts how God reached her amid her darkness and shone His light.
Amy’s conversion was not a point of arrival but the first stop on a journey of faith. Refusing to gloss over the raw struggles of her life as a believer, Amy shares honestly about insecurities, financial stress, and her challenges as a mother and wife.
Amy’s testimony is a warm and authentic encouragement to young women and teens who struggle with shame, poor self-esteem, abuse, and eating disorders. This world can be a dark place, but Amy’s story reveals Christ’s power to break the dark with his light.
Amy Ressler lives in central Illinois with her husband, Matthew, and three children. In her free time, she enjoys running half-marathons, scrapbooking, baking, and being active in her local congregation.