Fierce Belief in Miracles: My Journey from Rape to Healing and Wholeness


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She Writes Press
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Anne Heck is a speaker, healer, mentor, and artist devoted to inspiring and guiding women to trust themselves, open to their intuitive guidance, and experience the magic of life through ceremony, positive intention, and a creative and curious spirit. Anne graduated with honors from Oberlin College with a degree in chemistry. She lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with her husband of twenty-six years and her sweet retriever pup. She can often be found exploring the trails in Pisgah Forest with her dog or meditatively turning her pedals on the Blue Ridge Parkway. When she's not outdoors, Anne is passionately speaking, leading workshops, mentoring, or making art. Learn more and see photos of the healing dolls described in A Fierce Belief in Miracles at


"Heck is a bracingly honest and clear writer, and her penchant for detail . . . gives her recollections an intense feeling of immediacy. Her prose is simple and graceful. . . . A candid remembrance that examines pain and celebrates growth."
--Kirkus Reviews

"This beautifully written page-turner about a cyclist with a passion for exploring wilderness trails gently guides readers through her violation of rape into a courageous and creative healing journey of self-discovery. The unexpected potentials and guides she meets--both inner and outer--embolden this indomitable traveler to befriend her fear, anger, resistance, and pain, and eventually enjoy her rewards of trust and spiritual meaning. Wise and breathtakingly honest, this inspiring story will bring hope to those who suffer the after-effects of trauma and long to liberate their captive truths into consciousness."
--Jean Benedict Raffa, EdD, author of The Bridge to Wholeness, Dream Theatres of the Soul, Healing the Sacred Divide, and The Soul's Twins

"Anne gives us the courage to trust that the unconventional path to healing might just be the greatest gift of our lives."
--Amy B. Scher, author of This Is How I Save My Life and How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can

"Anne's writing is excellent. There are no wasted words. This book is riveting."
--Barbara Brady, transformational coach and author

"A Fierce Belief in Miracles is a courageous and generous account of one woman's healing journey. A testament to resilience of the human spirit, Anne Heck's story traces the trauma of rape all the way to a place of hard-earned equanimity. Her unconventional path offers hope and wisdom to any trauma survivor. And Anne's willingness to share her story with unflinching honesty is a powerful signal in a world where too many women know the trauma of rape."
--Gail Straub, cofounder of Empowerment Institute and award-winning author of Empowerment and Returning to My Mother's House

"A Fierce Belief in Miracles is the compelling and moving story of Anne Heck's quest to understand and transform the scrambled pieces of her heart and soul in the aftermath of sexual violence. Through her fearless exploration of healing modalities over two decades and her determination to embrace the arduous journey and its mysteries, she bestows a gift of hope. Heck's story of her path to meaning, truth, and transformative integration is an important contribution to the growing body of literature on sexual violence--its complex impact on individuals and society."
--Nancy Venable Raine, author of After Silence: Rape an My Journey Back

"In A Fierce Belief in Miracles, Anne has explored in depth her healing path so that others can navigate their trials with greater ease and inspiration. Pay attention to the teachings offered in this book and you will be supported in new and unexpected ways on your own path to healing."
--Lynne Twist, Co-Founder of the Pachamama Alliance; Founder of the Soul of Money Institute; best-selling author of The Soul of Money