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A Rescued Life

You are stronger than you think

Tamela Turbeville is a trauma survivor healed by grace. She writes so that women who suffered similar trauma, a prodigal past or live with painful secrets know they are loved and wanted. They are His beautiful masterpiece.

Tamela’s hope is that by telling her story and speaking about her journey, other hurting women see they too can cut the chains of shame and begin their personal healing journey.

She works from her home in the woods where she finds it easier to write when surrounded by her six rescue dogs.

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Do you need to be rescued?


Tamela's books will encourage the reader to bring secrets into the light.

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Tamela loves connecting survivors for the purpose of finding freedom, support, growth, and healing.

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Tamela is a powerful storyteller, speaker, and motivator for your event.

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What Readers Have to Say

“Tamela Turbeville is one of the best storytellers I’ve had the pleasure of coaching. It may have taken her forty years to believe her story mattered, but it is because of her reluctance that makes you trust her all the more. Let Tamela help take you through the process of removing your secrets of shame to find freedom, hope, and healing to believe your story matters (because it does).” —Renee Fisher, Life Coach and Author of Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me

I am so thankful for Tamela’s honest sharing of her story. Through her transparency and Christ-centeredness, she has offered readers an opportunity to reflect on the mercy and goodness of the Lord in their own journeys! —Ann Swindell, author of Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want

A Rescued Life is a gift for every person who has been wounded by the brokenness of our world. Tamela uses poignant imagery and captivating details to offer hope and healing as she shares the difficult, shameful, and traumatic parts of her own story. If you’re ready to find healing from your past, claim victory over shame, and uncover hope in your heartache, this book is a must-read for you. —Stacey Pardoe, author of Flourish in the Fire and founder of Encountering God in the Ordinary

In her book A Rescued Life, Tamela tells the story of a world where she felt worthless and the God who pursued and rescued her. This story shines light through the cracks, the places where we are broken, and radiates hope. You cannot put this book down without first grabbing hold of a handful of feel-good affirmation of your worth to a God who pursues and rescues the lost girl in each of us. —Laurie Hampton, Beautifully Broken (

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