“Darlene Martens is a dynamic storyteller. Darlene shares how God’s amazing grace was applied to the heart-wrenching issues of her childhood. Her recurrent references to Psalm 139 reveal how God spoke the certainty of His abounding love deep into her being and helps the reader take hold of this truth for themselves. Darlene Martens has come out from under the dark porch of despair into the light of God’s Amazing Grace and His Abounding Love!”

–Sherry Stahl
International Speaker, blogger, and author of Water in the Desert

“With remarkable resilience and a captivating writing style, Darlene brings hope and healing with honesty. She unwraps this beautifully written gift through her story, layer by layer revealing God’s unfailing and unconditional love Sit back and enjoy, Amazing Grace and Abounding Love, you won’t want to put it down.”

–Todd Stahl
Illustrator, and author of 40 Days In The Man Cave

“Amazing Grace, Abounding Love,” is a courageous portrayal of Darlene Martens’ personal journey to sustain her faith in God, throughout a life that is often filled with loneliness, despair and self-doubt. We are reminded that God is always present, especially during those moments when we are convinced he has abandoned us. This book provides us with a renewed sense of hope that He is with us always and we are all worthy of God’s enduring love.”

–Cynthia Kappes, MSW, RSW.

“Amazing Grace, Abounding Love is a story of healing after a turbulent childhood. In it, Darlene tells of the discovery that the mother she has known her whole life is not her biological mother. At the same time, she’s dealing with the effects that alcoholism and sexual abuse had on her young life. Follow this brave woman’s journey as she reconnects with God and finds unexpected strength and people along the way.”

–Word Alive Press, 2018 Non-Fiction Winner