An inspiring memoir of spiritual growth, self-help, and healing.
Allissen Jones holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology, a nursing license specializing in psychiatric disorders and an Masters of Science in Clinical psychology. She is currently completing working toward her doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Allissen is passionate about the study of mental illness and the power of thought. She’s also worked at maximum level security prisons with the severely mentally ill, which has helped her understand behavior.
About her book, “The Valley of Baca”
The Valley of Baca (Weeping)
Pass Through the Noise and Tears.
Understanding, Truth, Love, Faith & Healing are on the Other Side.
“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, Who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a place of springs;
The autumn rain cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength
Till each appears before God in Zion.” Psalms 84 5:7
At the age of thirty-one, I sat and watched the fabric of my life unravel.
There was a strain on the center of the material and the fabric began to cave.
The fabric of my life appeared to be woven into a beautiful pattern; the pattern was full of vibrant colors and strong fibers.
Fibers built from traditional patterns of religion, hard work and education. My experiences and choices in life made the fabric appear strong.
Appearances can be deceiving! However, generally reveal a snippet of real elements.
Everything I built my world on had to be questioned: “What do you believe? And Why?”
At the center of my unraveling, I was asked one question: “Who Do You Say That I AM?”
The very detailed and painful process of truly looking at the fabric of my life was necessary for truth and faith. Developing and standing on a position or behavior is not powerful without understanding.
The antagonist in my story may look like cancer, but I challenge you to take a closer look.
Let us look at the phases of breaking apart ANY challenge, ANY trial, and ANY misunderstanding.
Deconstruction, Ascension, and Manifestation.
Let us make our fabric stronger with the thread of truth. Let’s pass from lower levels of understanding to enlightenment (Our ability to see our lives in totality) and grow from strength to strength in God.
Most Favorite Book Review
"The book was so inspiring. I read it twice. It has been a long time since I read a book twice. I cried and I laughed and at some points I found myself crying and laughing simultaneously. I grew and there is a presence you feel while reading. It is a true love story, a love story displayed on various levels." Mary E.