Return to Joy

Return to Joy

In Return to Joy, Bev DeSalvo shares her own story of healing from past pain to draw other women along a journey toward intimacy with their Savior. The road to healing is arduous and long. But when we bow our pain in worship, this broken road leads to the heart of God, where all masks are removed and divine comfort can be experienced.


Find healing in the Arms of Your Savior!


Bev DeSalvo

Helping Women Return to Joy

Bev DeSalvo

Bev DeSalvo

Author | Speaker

Helping Women Return to Joy

Bev DeSalvo describes herself as a worshiping woman who has been on an amazing spiritual journey. Raised in an abusive home that created a deep fear of intimacy, God has used her pain as a magnet to draw her to His heart. Now she takes this message of hope to hurting women all over the world and has a book, Return to Joy, that will be released in July, 2016 by NavPress.

From the forward of Return to Joy

This book will fill you with hope because you will see step by step how Bev faced her fears and moved from a “polite” relationship with God into captivating intimacy with Him. And you will learn how this precious woman who couldn’t trust in relationships moved from “light” friendships into deep, intimate friendships.

Whether you come from a wonderful Christian home or a not-so-wonderful home, this book will challenge and encourage you. I already have a list of ten friends who are receiving Return to Joy as a birthday gift.

Linda Dillow

Author, Calm My Anxious Heart


What others are saying about Return to Joy

Many who have suffered through trauma are on a “healing journey”. Yet God has more for you than healing—He invites you to travel the broken road to intimacy. Bev’s powerful story testifies that God can work through your greatest pain to bring you into an intimate relationship with Him, your Creator and Lord.

Dr Julie Slattery

Co-founder of Authentic Intimacy

Return to Joy is a helpful resource for Christians who have been wounded through childhood or adult trauma or loss, particularly if they wish to experience greater intimacy with God. DeSalvo takes seriously the impact of such wounds and does not offer easy solutions. She does, however, offer concrete suggestions for a step-by-step process that can lead individuals into emotional and spiritual healing.

Heather Davediuk Gingrich

Professor of Counseling, Denver Seminary

Bev DeSalvo honestly shares her journey from childhood pain and abuse to the healing arms of Christ. Return to Joy is a story of courage and hope. This book will take you to the feet of Jesus, where you will receive a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness

Terry Meeuwsen

Cohost of The 700 Club

Return to Joy is a journey of hope and healing. Bev DeSalvo shares honestly about the sexual abuse in her childhood. She then invites Jesus into the depth of her pain, and His healing love produces a deep passion for Him. All her wounds cry, “Alleluia!”. In the midst of suffering comes a depth of worship that is contagious. I have ministered in conferences for many years and have been waiting for this book. It is a powerful gift to those suffering in pain and seeking peace.

Linda Strom

President and Founder of Discipleship Unlimited

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