New Memoir, “Beyond the Scars” by Author F. Elaine Olsen, Builds Hope, after the Sting of Affliction

DALLAS - April 24, 2014 - PRLog -- Trials can either make or break you. When the trial is one that slows your life’s momentum, even pulling you backward, it can seem impossible to regain forward motion. Author F. Elaine Olsen understands the grip of life’s sudden discomforts and carefully documented her personal journey of surviving breast cancer in her new book Beyond the Scars: Daring to live forward (NyreePress, ISBN 978-0-9915412-2-5, $12.99 USD). On a mission to share hope and the saving grace of Jesus Christ to those who are living with the sting of suffering, her message is clear. Dare to move forward.

In Beyond the Scars, F. Elaine Olsen shares her journey toward healing and life lessons she learned as she walked the path post- diagnosis. While filled with heart-gripping details of her previous pain, Beyond the Scars unapologetically shares of the hope that’s written in the glorious Scriptures. More than a memoir, each chapter in Beyond the Scars will fill your cup with divine inspiration, motivating you to triumph after the trial.

"Not long ago, life presented me with a dare to live . . . beyond my scars,” Olsen says in her prologue. I chose to look the dare squarely in the eye and boldly proclaim my acceptance of this challenge to live beyond my scars. Why? Because I wanted to do more than just survive the wounds that had left those scars on my flesh and in my spirit. I didn’t want to simply co-exist with my scars for my remaining days; I wanted to live more fully because of them.”

In each chapter, readers will be encouraged by her inspiring words and embraced by her biblical commentary. After each devotion, she provides a prayer, followed by a “Living Forward” section with questions to help readers ponder and internalize each point discussed.

Beyond the Scars will satisfy your thirst for encouragement, and open your mind and heart to the reality of God’s grace,” says Kennisha Hill, NyreePress CEO. “Elaine’s words are soul-stirring. You will read her book again and again, and each time the Lord will instill a new revelation of his desire for you to move forward. Elaine paints a beautiful portrait of God’s heart for us.”

Beyond the Scars: Daring to live forward is available at and major online retailers. Learn more about F. Elaine Olsen by visiting


F. Elaine Olsen is soul-survivor—a woman tested by the trials of life and refined by the fires of grace. Her heart’s desire is to know God and then, out of that knowing, lead others to know the same. Elaine is a writer, speaker, Bible-study teacher, cancer survivor, mom of four, and preacher’s wife. She holds both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Education. Her childhood was spent roaming the rolling hills of the Kentucky Bluegrass. These days she can be found wandering through the North Carolina Sandhills. She takes pleasure in long walks, extended bubble baths, morning chats with Jesus, the creativity of others, and times of refreshing in the mountains of Tennessee. Elaine has written two books, Peace for the Journey and Beyond the Scars, and is currently lending her pen and heart to the process of writing her third book. She crafts words with her Creator at

NyreePress Literary Group, publishes Christ-centered inspirational books that promote life for families. Visit NyreePress at To order copies in bulk, email


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