Healing Scarred Hearts

Reviewed by: Jill Baetiong

Church: Community Christian Church, Yorkville, IL


Title: Healing Scarred Hearts

Author: Susan Hoemke

Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group

Publication Date: 2018

Format: print book

Length: 166 pages


Susan Hoemke chronicles her son’s drug addition and subsequent death in a very captivating and engaging manner. Some people may assume that the parents of a teen or young adult who dies from drugs could have done more. It is beyond evident from reading this book that Susan and her husband did so very, very much to try to help him fully recover.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Especially parents and any adults wanting more of a glimpse into the world of drug abuse.

Christian Impact

Despite her son dying from drug abuse, Susan and her husband were able to hold on to their faith, especially in knowing that he is no longer suffering and is in heaven with Jesus.



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Healing Scarred Hearts: A Family's Story of Addiction, Loss, and Finding Light

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One Response to “Healing Scarred Hearts”

  1. Thank you very much for this book review. God has continued to open doors of opportunity to share this story and give me strength to help others.

    Susa’n Hoemke
    author of Healing Scarred Hearts

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