Thank you, Jamal!

I want to say thank you to my friend Jamal Jivangee for his very gracious Amazon review of my book Becoming His Beloved:Journey into the Father's Affection. I had the privilege of meeting Jamal last summer after I read his amazing book, Free to Love: How Oneness Transcends Marriage. Here is what Jamal said about my book:

Mental illness is something that I would venture to say has affected all of us in some way, shape, or form. It has me. I have people I deeply love and care about that I have watched mental illness rob them of life. When we are in the midst of a challenging relationship with someone who struggles with mental illness, we can often feel like we are the problem, and we can feel helpless in knowing what to do. Sometimes, hearing about another’s journey can greatly help us process and heal from the wounds that those with mental illness can inflict on those that are closest to them. A revelation of true love, divine love, is deeply healing. After reading Geneva’s book, I was struck with her courage and vulnerability is sharing her journey with her mother’s illness. Hearing her story brought a lot of clarity to my own experiences with loved ones dealing with mental illness. Geneva is truly a beautiful woman in every way imaginable. I have gotten the privilege of meeting her and spending a bit of time with her. Immediately upon meeting Geneva, I was very aware of this beauty and knew there was a profound story behind this woman. After reading her book about the devastating nature of being raised by someone with mental illness, and the deep healing that a Father’s love can bring, I now know why her beauty shines so bright. This book was truly a gift to me!

I am really humbled by such kind words. Thank you, Jamal!

GENEVA CHINNOCK is a writer and author of Becoming His Beloved: Journey into the Father’s Affection. Geneva has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master in Business Administration. In her spare time, Geneva loves reading, eating bacon and attending live theater. She lives in Southern California with her husband and blogs about matters of faith at