From Shattered to Restored is truly an inspired work that will help you understand the higher realm of purpose-filled living. Be prepared to take a transformational journey of your own that will cause you to see and understand your life circumstances through the heart and mind of God. Nanette Larson’s story is a testimony of trust, courage, and determination. Her book will convince you that God can change absolutely anything!
Founder and president, Jump Start Coaching & Development Solutions
More than a memoir, From Shattered to Restored is both manual and miracle. For anyone struggling with mental illness, Larson offers hope and solid help, wrapped in her own vulnerable story. An excellent tool for churches, small groups, recovery and support groups.
Speaker, coach, and author of 20 books, including Worry Less So You Can Live More
Nanette Larson has embodied every stage of the mental health process – illness, treatment, and recovery. Her life and work exemplify the essential interweaving of the clinical and the spiritual. Nanette’s deep, passionate call for a life of wellness creates an insatiable thirst for knowledge and truth through which everyone can grow. I am grateful to be part of her journey. Well done.
Eric D. Newble,
Senior Pastor, Inspiring Ministries Internationalin Jackson, TN
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled – the Word of life. This is the journey of Ambassador Nanette, as shared in From Shattered to Restored. She takes us on a very personal walk through her life – the Word manifested before us. Her vulnerability, honesty, and openness allow us to handle, touch, feel and look upon the making of this precious gift. I wholeheartedly encourage you to glean from her book and apply these life-changing principles.
Mark A. Du Bois,
Senior Pastor, Judah International Ministries in Mackinaw, Illinois
Nanette Larson is not only a rock star, she’s a one-of-a-kind. She uses her personal experiences with mental illness to show others that the road to recovery is not only possible but that it’s well worth the journey. Doing so, she has influenced mental health policy and practice for the betterment of those who are often the most vulnerable in our society – and that’s what distinguishes her as a true leader.
Gail P. Hutchings, MPA
President & CEO, Behavioral Health Collaborative
Member, President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
From Shattered to Restored invites us into Nanette Larson’s inspirational story of faith-based recovery and will be of particular interest to those whose Christian faith is core to their lives. Its usefulness will extend to many others, including mental health professionals, as Nanette provides the frame for an informative review of the failings of the increasingly objectified approach to emotional suffering and its treatment. For those of us fortunate to have worked with her in the Illinois Division of Mental Health, Nanette’s story provides an important historical document of the development of recovery principles in Illinois. Informative chapters cover WRAP planning and training and are a useful resource for those interested in self-help approaches and teaching others these approaches.
Dennis Beedle, MD
Health System Clinician, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral ScienceNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine; former Clinical Director, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health
For more than fifteen years, Ms. Larson has changed the lives of literally thousands of people with mental illness across the state of Illinois and throughout the United States, as a master trainer for Wellness Recovery Action Planning. The chapter on WRAP is an excellent example of the power of peer support to empower others, and Nanette’s unique ability to share her use of WRAP in her own recovery journey truly transforms lives!
Susan A. Pickett, PhD
Deputy Director, Research & Evaluation, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
The first time I heard Nanette Virginia speak to an audience, now some twenty years ago, I thought she was the best I’d ever heard. She was genuine, authentic, courageous, and vulnerable then and remains so now. And she’s now a stunningly brilliant author.
Robert Vyverberg, EdD
Former chief of staff, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health