“Living on the Edge is simple, smart, easy-to-read, and practical. No one is beyond repair. Anyone can heal. Everyone can make a difference. These are the messages we all need to hear.” – Paul Casale, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
We’re all living on the edge.
Life is tough. Bad things happen. To us. To those we love and care about.
We wonder what’s coming next. We’re scared, anxious, angry, and sad.
We try, but never feel good enough, smart enough, or attractive enough. We wear masks. We try to fit in. We live lies.
We’re on a downward spiral. Maybe you’re on a downward spiral.
You’ve felt this. Perhaps you’re feeling it now.
There’s a fierce battle going on in your mind. Your heart is at stake. This is a battle you must win.
It’s time to expose the lies and embrace the truth. It’s time to become who you really are.
For more than 30 years, multiple award-winning author, speaker, and grief counselor Gary Roe has been helping teens and adults heal from past wounds, discover who they are, and live with passion and purpose. With more than a dozen books and 600 articles in print, he has become a trusted, inspirational voice to thousands of wounded hearts. “Life is about overcoming,” Gary frequently says. Let him help you face your battles, beginning with this book.
In Living on the Edge, you’ll learn…
* Why you struggle with feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or hopelessness at times.
* How your struggles come from lies you’ve been fed and embraced along the way.
* How to identify the specific lies tripping you up and keeping you stuck.
* How to begin to replace these lies with the truth.
* How to deal with self-harming or suicidal thoughts that can derail your life.
* Where to go from here to become the Difference Maker you were meant to be.
It’s time to move from walking on the edge of a cliff to living on the edge of your seat. There is much to look forward to. More than you realize.
The battle is raging. You can win it. Begin today…
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Gary’s story began with a childhood of mixed messages and sexual abuse. This was followed by other losses and numerous grief experiences. Ultimately, a painful past led Gary into a life of helping wounded people heal and grow. A former college minister, missionary in Japan, entrepreneur in Hawaii, and pastor in Texas and Washington, he now serves as a writer, speaker, chaplain, and grief counselor with Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas.
Gary is the author of a dozen books, including the newly released Difference Maker Series (Living on the Edge: How to Fight and Win the Battle for Your Mind and Heart and Difference Maker: Overcoming Adversity and Turning Pain into Purpose, Every Day) and the award-winning bestsellers Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child, Teen Grief: Caring for the Grieving Teenage Heart, and Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse. Gary has won two national book awards and his books have been honored as national book award finalists seven times. He has been featured on Focus on the Family, Dr. Laura, Thrive Global, Belief Net, the Christian Broadcasting Network, Wellness, Bustle, The Family Educator, the Family Bookmark, Professor’s House, and other major media. Gary has over 700 articles in print.
Recipient of the Diane Duncam Award for Excellence in Hospice Care, Gary is a popular keynote, conference, and seminar speaker at a wide variety of venues. He founded and coordinates The Suicide Prevention Project and is part of the Brazos Valley Coalition on Suicide Prevention. He is a member of the Texas Authors Association, the American Institute of Healthcare Professionals, and the American Academy of Grief Counseling.
Gary loves being a husband and father. He has seven adopted children, including three daughters from Colombia. He enjoys hockey, corny jokes, good puns, and colorful Hawaiian shirts. Gary and his wife Jen and family live in Texas.