The same week the Lord Jesus won back my heart, he also handed out my first divine assignment: co-authoring and editing a book with an old friend whose life He used to show me his tangible love, mercy and grace. Walking Through Fiery Trials: A Year of Loss, Learning and Faith was authored with Mary Pat Jones – my dear friend and spiritual mentor. She is the Naomi to this Ruth, who trusted her enough to be led into this life (mine) which honors God. As soon as that work was complete, the Lord led me on my own personal journey and began flowing my own story out…
Bound by Seduction, Redeemed by Grace: One Woman’s Story of Falling into Freedom is that story. It took nearly 4 years to complete, and then came a “waiting period” before publishing.
Bound by Seduction, Redeemed by Grace:
One Woman’s Story of Falling into Freedom
(This book is not presently available for purchase but I’m working on options.)
Unbeknownst to me, shame played a huge part in my life. I carried it, internally, from childhood into adulthood. Accompanying shame were some dirty secrets that wreaked havoc on my life, leading me down many wrong paths, until one day I found myself fully broken. Some might perceive this as a bad thing—being broken—however, what transpired in the aftermath sent me down the right path…
THE path to: Understanding, deep wisdom, and most importantly breaking free of the harlot spirit that controlled the very fiber of my being since birth. Jesus found me in troubled waters and forgave my transgressions. He healed my soul while breathing new life into this woman—once bound by seduction, now redeemed by Grace!
This is more than a book about finding one’s faith – it is an instrument of healing. A tool, like litmus paper, to enable people to see they aren’t the “only one” tormented and controlled by lust, incorrect and unloving thinking, and unforgivingness. Regardless of whether you have been living in self-conflict for 1 year or 30 years – a Christian or not – my story proves there is a way out! The Great Counselor who showed me the way through the dark is no respecter of persons, He can and will do the same for you.
Acclaim for Bound by Seduction, Redeemed by Grace: One Woman’s Story of Falling into Freedom, and author Stacey Louiso:
Bound by Seduction, Redeemed by Grace is a wide-eyed look into the schemes, devices, and tools of ‘the harlot spirit’. Candidly written by author Stacey Louiso, this biographical sketch provides the way to hope, for those to whom hope was lost.
Arlene Galinos, author
What Real Love Taught Me, and
What Real Love Taught Me About ‘The Big C’ – My Journey Through Cancer
Bound by Seduction, Redeemed by Grace is thought-provoking and insightful. It documents a transformed life, from the grip of Satan’s loins to the mountain top life. I recommend this book for everyone in the body of Christ to be equipped with the adequate knowledge against the wiles of the enemy. Also, I believe anyone seeking self-deliverance will find it helpful. Buy two, three or even four copies, and give to the important people in your life!
Pastor Segun E. EGBEWALE, Christ Chosen Seed Evangelical Ministry, Nigeria
Additional books, stories, and poetry by Stacey Louiso:
Walking Through Fiery Trials: A Year of Loss, Learning and Faith by Mary Pat Jones and Stacey Louiso (Co-author/Editor), 2011 Barringer Publishing
After experiencing sudden and tragic loss, a chapter opened in the life of Mary Pat Jones, that she never anticipated. The personal loss, occurring over a year’s time, didn’t stop, and neither did she: Mary Pat was determined not to go down under the pressure and grief: Though her first goal was how to represent God to others in the midst of tragedy. “Walking Through Fiery Trials” is one woman’s heart-wrenching yet inspirational journey through great personal trials, learning about herself, and not only how she kept but strengthened her faith and trust in God. Her story details how, by standing in faith, we can take on a different perspective of it all…strengthening others as well as ourselves: Coming out on the other side and standing strong.
Short Stories (book collections/anthologies:
“Singing Through the Spirit” Candid Conversations: Real Women. Real Life. Real Faith. (Anthology by Heather Hart and contributing writers, August 2018)
“How God’s Redeeming Words of Love Set This Captive Free”, Trusting Him When Life’s Messy, A Collection by Charlotte Holt (July 2016)
“Powerless”, Trusting Him When Life’s Complicated, A Collection by Charlotte Holt (January 2017)
“Singing from Hallelujah to Hallelujah” Spirit Fire Review (March 2017)
“Emotion” and “How Do I Tell You” | www.IndianaVoiceJournal.com (May/June 2018)
“A Change of Season” | www.Altarwork.com (December 2016 – site no longer exists)
“The Change” | www.Altarwork.com (November 2016 – site no longer exists)
www.DefyingShadows.com | Contributing writer – Series: “A Family’s Perspective of Addiction” (April – October 2017)