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When a 200-pound glass partition fell on Donna Fado Ivery's head resulting in brain injury, disability, and chronic pain, she could no longer count on walking, speaking, or thinking. How would she care for her infant, her preschooler, her husband, and herself? How would she continue to serve as pastor? With humor and humility, this inspirational memoir speaks to Donna’s struggle through medical, social, and church prejudice with the abiding support of family and the Holy Spirit. Sleep, Pray, Heal charts the path through hardship and despair and offers a map - through scripture, theology, poetry, painting, and storytelling - to faith, healing, recovery and well-being. Sleep, Pray, Heal shares good news in a novel way.

©2019 Donna Fado Ivery (P)2021 Donna Fado Ivery

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"A testament to the power of prayer, the invincibility of the human spirit and the mysterious energy of belief." (Mike Farrell, actor and author, best known as BJ Hunnicutt of M*A*S*H)

 

"That Donna Fado Ivery survived a tragic, life-changing accident is miraculous, that she is so powerfully using both the words as a writer and colors as a painter to truly inspire is a miracle. Read her miracle - and yours." (Cornell William Brooks, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, and 18th President and CEO, NAACP)

"I strongly encourage professionals in healing fields, pastors, and leaders of healing ministries to use and share Sleep, Pray, Heal with those who are seeking wholeness and well-being for themselves and those who are striving to help them." (Dr. Jen Tellier, Neuropsychologist, Alameda, CA) 

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Sleep,pray,heal is a revolutionary book

Excellent description of brain injury. We have learned a lot in the past decade about traumatic brain injury. I recommend this to everyone who is in pain.

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An inspirational read!

This book is an inspiration. It is a remarkable story of how healing can happen through the power of prayer and rest and allowing the Holy Spirit to heal. Blessed by her family and through a strong faith, Donna Fado Ivery is able to overcome tremendous obstacles after suffering an unexpected tragedy. In this book, the reader gains insight into the complex issues of traumatic brain injury and disability. The visual representations of prayer as seen in Donna's art is beautiful and emotional. This memoir is a must read, or a must listen on audible, for everyone! I truly enjoyed hearing the author read her own story...makes it all the more powerful.

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Powerful!

Very well written and powerfully expressed the pain, the healing, the hope, the blessing! Thanks!

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A calling for spiritual wisdom & transformation

I cannot adequately paint a figure of pain because chronic pain is not of my making. It is other than me.” Sleep, Pray, Heal is a calling for spiritual wisdom, clarity, and transformation. It reminds us that joy and fulfillment are always available for those who are ready for self-exploration, spiritual insights, artistic expression, and most of all, commitment to healing. I love Donna’s work and message!

This is a healing book for anyone who is willing to see and feel what is beyond pain and suffering.

It was a wonderful experience to have had a conversation with Donna Fado Ivery during a podcast interview! Her loving presence, wisdom, and clarity reflected her commitment to changing lives!

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