Embracing Change
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Embracing Change is an inspirational story of personal challenge. When Sarah Johnson’s fiancé is killed by a hijacker in South Africa, Sarah carries out his wish to continue with their plan and moves to New Zealand, taking his ashes to scatter there. In her grief she hasn’t counted on her gradual healing coming from two unexpected sources: Jesus Christ, and His new plan for her: Joel Baxter. But will Joel’s old flame, Mandy, succeed in destroying Sarah’s fragile progress in both her spiritual and earthly paths? And will she ever break free of the oppressive power still held over her by the hijacker who murdered her fiancé and attacked her, too? It takes a journey halfway back across the world for Sarah to face her demons, and finally forgive.

Embracing Change won the Rose & Crown New Novels competition 2009.


Raised first in Zimbabwe, then South Africa, Debbie moved to New Zealand in 2006. She aims to bring honour to God through all she writes and does. She is a self-confessed travel addict and spends a fair amount of time exploring New Zealand.


"Debbie Roome brings a fresh, unique voice to the world of Christian fiction. Her settings are memorable and rich, her characters are three-dimensional, and her love stories are sweet and tender. She'll quickly become one of your favorite authors, as she has mine."
-Tracy Ruckman, Professional Editor

"One thing I know for certain about Debbie Roome ― she sure knows how to tell stories! Her ability to get inside a character's life, and tackle hard issues with sensitivity, really makes her writing stand out. This lady's definitely got talent."
- Deborah Porter, FaithWriters

"Debbie Roome is a sensitive, talented writer who uses her words in fresh powerful ways. Her ability is endorsed by her regular success in the New Zealand Christian Writers Guild competitions and her frequently published work. A master storyteller, Debbie understands why people act as they do. As her stories unfold she draws the reader in, both intellectually and emotionally, promoting true empathy and empowering change. In reading Debbie's writing you will be both stirred and challenged."
- Janet Fleming, President, New Zealand Christian Writers Guild