We live in a demanding world in which time is a luxury but those hectic schedules can mask our needs. This is a book of HOPE. With a unique and “unexpected” design, this picture book for busy adults, is written to invite and engage the viewer by enabling him to easily bring his common experiences into the book.
It helps an individual to recognize, visualize, and articulate life’s struggles ultimately finding strength and the ability to reach for freedom.
The artwork is masterful and infinitely as powerful as the short but significant text. It is a quick read but not a quick study. You will reach for it again and again.
**Also Available as an ebook!**
This book is intended to complement and accompany the picture book, “Can It Be That Some Chains Are Mere Shadows?” A Visual Journey from Darkness To Light.
It is written for use as a manual/guide applicable to individuals or groups. Included are Author’s Notes with insight into each individual illustrations, their symbolism, inspiration, and/or history.
Also included are prompts and questions to help us all discover a way to better express our innermost thoughts. It is a powerful and unique tool like none ever before created.
**Available in Physical Copy & PDF**
" YOUR BOOK IS AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, PAINFUL, AND FULL OF HOPE. I LOVE IT"
Stephanie Bolton, Licensed Social Worker and Mental Health Expert
“I FEEL LYNETTE'S BOOK AND ARTWORK IS INVITING AND MOTIVATING. THE COMBINATION OF THE POETRY WITH THE VISUAL ART WILL MOVE, ENCOURAGE, AND HEAL. IT WILL GIVE PEOPLE HOPE."
Katherine Chang Liu
" YOUR BOOK WILL PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN MY COUNSELING. IT WILL SERVE AS A CATALYST TO OPEN EYES, HEARTS, AND CONVERSATIONS, ULTIMATELY LEADING TO DEEP HEALING AND RESTORATION. AS HURTING PEOPLE ARE EXPOSED TO ITS IMAGES AND HEAR IT SPEAK TO THEM AND FOR THEM, YOU WILL BEGIN TO HEAR STORIES OF TRANSFORMED LIVES."
Jan Sweeney, CACIII
“THROUGH HER WORDS AND ART, LYNETTE IS EXPRESSING FEELINGS THAT MOST PEOPLE HAVE, BUT CANNOT EXPRESS, BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE KNOWS HOW TO REACH FOR THE LIGHT."
" THIS IS LYNETTE'S MISSION: TO GIFT US THE MESSAGE OF HOPE AND HEALING IN GORGEOUS WAYS! THE BEAUTY SHE CREATES IS APROPOS TO THE HEAVENLY REALM TO WHICH SHE DIRECTS OUR ATTENTION. THE STUNNING VISUALS OF THIS BOOK SERVE TO ELEVATE OUR SOULS TO PLACES OF HEALING, ESPECIALLY IN A TIME WHEN WE MIGHT BE SO MENTALLY BOGGED DOWN THAT WE CAN'T REMEMBER OR IMAGINE THE BEAUTY THAT EXISTS IN THE POWERFUL PRESENCE OF GOD. HER WORDS ASSURE US WE CAN FIND RESTORATION AND A RENEWED SPIRIT THROUGH INTERACTION WITH OUR CREATOR. NO MESSAGE IS MORE DIVINE OR THERAPEUTIC THAN THAT."
Rose Herr, RPh, LMSW
“ THE BOOK IS SPECTACULAR AND GRIPPING. I'M HONORED TO BE LOOKING AT IT. THE ARTWORK IS REMARKABLE, STUNNING. I THINK IT WILL BE COMPELLING FOR THE READER."
Helen Gwinn, Professional Artist
" I AM AWESTRUCK AT THE POWER, CREATIVITY, RAW VULNERABILITY, BEAUTY, AND TRUTH WITHIN THIS BOOK. I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE THIS. I KNOW IT IS GOING TO SPEAK LIFE TO MANY HURTING HEARTS AND BRING LIFE WHERE DEATH IS TRYING TO CREEP IN. I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW YOU WERE ABLE TO OPEN YOUR HEART, BE AWARE OF WHAT WAS WITHIN YOUR HEART, AND THEN COMMUNICATE IT WITH SUCH DEPTH AND FEELING. BRAVO! "
“ I HAVE KNOWN LYNETTE AND HER HUSBAND DANNY FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WHOM I HOLD IN HIGH REGARD. AFTER HAVING READ AND EXPERIENCED THIS BOOK, I NOW ADMIRE LYNETTE EVEN MORE. 'CAN IT BE THAT SOME CHAINS ARE MERE SHADOWS' IS AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY INTO THE PURPOSE OF LIFE. LOVERS OF ART AND POETIC WRITING WILL LOVE THIS BOOK. THE ART IS CAPTIVATING AND THE WORDS REPRESENT THOSE THAT EVERY PERSON HAS PONDERED AT SOME POINT. LIFE IS NOT MADE UP ONLY OF THE GOOD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. THERE'S ALSO PAIN, SORROW AND UGLINESS. THIS BOOK ENCOURAGES READERS TO FIND THE LIGHT EVEN IN THE DARKEST MOMENTS OF ONE'S LIFE. MORE THAN THAT, LYNETTE'S ART AND WORDS PROVIDE A PATHWAY TO FINDING THAT LIGHT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE THE JOURNEY OFFERED THROUGH THESE PAGES."
Nick Billman, President of Grace Ministries