Malcolm Down Publishing is a traditional, independent publisher and home of the children’s imprint Sarah Grace Publishing. Our authors include Andrew Roberts, Mark Stibbe, Wendy Mann and Dr Elizabeth McNaught.
The effects of past abuse were threatening to blow the lid off the box of Peppy Ulyett’s life. But a loving and powerful God helped her unpack its shameful hoard, releasing her from the tyranny of silence. This is a story of restoration from shame and its toxic effects.
Peppy invites you to journey with her through her journal entries and emails as she eventually discovers astonishing healing from God. In the journey to healing, Peppy reached a major turning point where she was able to pray sincerely for the two men who had abused her, and really know what it was to forgive them. This book is not an easy read, especially if you too have been abused, but within its pages you too may find the hope and courage to work your own way towards the sort of healing and reconciliations Peppy finally experienced.
Peppy Ulyett has stumbled her way to middle-age in the middle of England, despite life’s circumstances and her complicated character. This is because she has a God who loves her and wants the best for her, whether she’s comfortable with it or not. She’s enormously grateful for all of that.
Peppy has been a trained listener, a carer, an amateur puppeteer, and night-shelter and church worker.
She blogs at peppyulyett.wordpress.com
‘For those of us who have suffered abuse, one of the greatest challenges is to have the courage to break out of hiding and to tell our stories. The Chronicles of the Box is an important book for all who seek freedom from toxic shame.’
Dr Mark Stibbe, author of Home at Last and abuse survivor
‘Healing is not an event but a journey. Peppy’s story shows her as vulnerable, honest and hopeful, even in the dark. A messy, untidy but powerful account.’
Russ Parker, Founder and Director of 2Restore: Healing Church Wounds
‘I am profoundly struck by the unflinching bravery and persistent pursuing of healing demonstrated by Peppy - an awesome journey and a deep encouragement to any of us on long, complex voyages of restoration. Inspirational.’
Sara Hyde, Criminal Justice Support Worker, Vice Chair of the Women’s Fabian Society