About the Book
Interview on Come Together San Diego with Caz Taylor
The Herman and Sharron Show
Why We Are Christians (2 Parts)
A must read for everyone! The author Michelle Shelfer amazed me with her words of clarity, value, and love for humanity. This book will transform your thinking about yourself, and how disappointments can be used for something greater in life. It’s “Time2Heal,” as I would say to my clients. Thank you Michelle, for explaining the steps to a new purpose in life, by preparing an eternal, beautiful room in our hearts.
Trish Steele, Founder, Safe Passage/Time2Heal
This book on helping those who have had or been associated with an abortion is easy to read and would make a wonderful basis for a Bible study on forgiveness for individuals or groups.
Bev Cielnicky, President, Crusade for Life
As a woman who has personally experienced abortion, it was a joy to have tea with this author while preparing the rooms. This book not only offers the hope of healing for those suffering the guilt and shame of abortion, but it also addresses relationships and other important issues. Most importantly, it points to the “greatest love,” which is the love of Jesus by His sacrifice on the cross for our sins!
I recommend this book to counselors helping the post-abortive or to individuals seeking healing from abortion, and also to those wanting a better understanding of the effects of abortion.
Mary Ann Ambroselli, 25-year Executive Director, Ventura County Pregnancy Center and 23-year Counselor/Leader, Healing Hearts Ministries
Ready for reality? It doesn’t get more real than the journey you are about to take with Michelle Shelfer in Prepare a Room. Having personally experienced the pain in abortion, she courageously shares the path to “greatest love.” Now a mother and grandmother, she will gently lead you through the reconstruction of your life by preparing the “new rooms” you will need for this life-transforming reality. If at some point in this journey you feel that you can’t go forward, go to her personal story at the end of this book and find new reasons to continue on. New life is awaiting you as you follow the path that Michelle has so carefully prepared for you!
Gaylord Enns, Author of Love Revolution: Rediscovering the Lost Command of Jesus
At our prenatal clinic, we often see women who face past abortions and miscarriages, or who have even suffered a stillbirth. Sometimes our patients are considering abortion because their current situation isn’t a healthy one in which to raise a child. No two women’s stories are the same. Having this book will give us a great resource, a book full of hope, a lifeline to offer any woman, and a way to help her see beyond her past decisions with a future hope.
I highly recommend Michelle Shelfer’s very well written, moving book for anyone working with post-abortive people.
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26)
Robin Strom, Executive Director, Marin Pregnancy Clinic
Finally! I have many counseling opportunities to care for couples and individuals who have suffered with the guilt and shame of abortion. Though I share the love, mercy, and forgiveness of God in our Messiah, still there was always a need for a testimony of love, warm acceptance, practical advice, and the Good News for hurting people, from a woman who walked that trail of tears and came through it as an instrument of God’s joy, help, and healing. Michelle Shelfer is that woman, and this book is finally the much-needed resource for those in my situation who want desperately to help those who are hurting the most.
Thank you, Michelle, for helping to address this great need in our society with compassion, kindness, and clarity, as you wonderfully “speak the truth in love” to all who are willing to take the time to open their hearts to Yeshua’s amazing love and grace!
Dr. Sam Nadler, Author; President, Word of Messiah Ministries and Congregation leader, Hope of Israel Congregation, Charlotte, NC
This is a book that will touch many lives! With compassionate candor, Michelle Shelfer explores eternal realities and temporal trials in a way that will open the reader’s heart to a “big-picture” view of life on earth. She draws on historical precedents, cultural nuances, and personal testimony in a heartfelt, easy-to-read style. This is a tremendous resource to anyone dealing with grief and loss and who is looking for true love.
Myles Weiss, MA MFT
Team Titus –
This book is such a resource for those who need healing from abortion. Michelle invites you into her home for some tea and opens up about her story and how she found healing. Prepare a Room gives you the steps to look at your situation and see that there is healing and forgiveness after abortion. What an important message!
Every chapter moving, especially the ones on love and healthy sexuality.
This is a must read for anyone who has experienced having an abortion. The grief and loss issues related to abortion are not really talked about in our society and this author does a great job addressing that in a raw and personal way. Also, it is not just for women as men should read this to. I highly recommend.
When I was young, I had the attitude that if I ever got pregnant and didn’t want to be, I’d simply have an abortion. I thought nothing of it. This attitude probably came from a liberal atmosphere in my upbringing though the subject was never mentioned.
One time, a friend briefly mentioned that she had had an abortion. It was not the actual topic of conversation. By that time in my life, I did not believe in aborting. But my friend just skimmed over the subject assuming I felt the same way she did. This really struck me and has stayed with me. Assuming others are like you or me is yet another way the topic is NOT discussed.
Although we as a culture are encouraged to delve into our histories and work through them, abortion doesn’t seem to be included in therapy or personal growth of any kind.
I would not be the mother of my [adopted] daughter if she had been aborted. Her bio mom was Catholic and abortion was not ok. What a beautiful life would have been extinguished before it ever had a chance to be.