Self-Care for the Wounded Soul: Steve Austin Reaches Out in New 21-Day Journal

Pastor Steve Austin opens up about his recovery from abuse, addiction, and a suicide attempt in his new self-care journal.

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BIRMINGHAM, USA, 2016-Oct-21 — /EPR Network/ — Pastor and Amazon best-selling author Steve Austin’s latest book Self-Care for the Wounded Soul: 21 Days of Messy Grace is now available for pre-order on Amazon in paperback and Kindle e-book format. The book, co-written with Kate Pieper, LMFT, and publishing November 1, gives readers a raw look into the depths of pain and the heights of recovery, plus practical self-care tips that can be used for a lifetime.

In his book, Steve Austin talks about his personal story and struggle with childhood sexual abuse, a raging pornography addiction, and how his attempted suicide saved his life. In the raw and detailed journal, Steve leaves no stone unturned. From discussing the brokenness of his marriage, to learning to create strong boundaries with toxic family members, Steve tells his story with gut-wrenching honesty.

“Self-care” is one of pop psychology’s latest buzz-words, but Steve Austin and Kate Pieper, LMFT, have created a guide full of helpful, practical content for readers from all walks of life. Steve Austin has written this book for those who have ever felt hopeless or believed that all the bad things in their life are beyond redemption. Readers who have ever felt unworthy of being loved or accepted or feared what would happen if people found out their secrets will find this book to be a comfort and a guide for a new kind of living. No matter the reader’s starting point, the tools in this journal will help brave but wounded souls begin to answer the question, “Now what?”

Many authors of these types of journals have extensive educational backgrounds, which cause them to discuss tough topics like these from an overly-sophisticated standpoint. Steve Austin prides himself on being on the other side of the spectrum.

“I’m not a Ph.D. or some counselor that’s going to bore you with statistics. I’m a real guy who has walked through a living hell and has come out on the other side with a vulnerable and courageous story of hope for others. I’m different because I refuse to skirt around the details of my story. You’re tired of living this way. You want to change your life, and you don’t know where to begin. I hope this journal will help you answer that question. It’s time to take ownership of your life, and that begins with good self-care. It’s hard work, but you can do it. Recovery is possible. I am living proof.” –Steve Austin, Author

Steve knows that recovery and self-care are possible because he has hit rock bottom and lived to tell about it. By displaying a great deal of vulnerability, courage, and grace, Steve hopes his story will motivate others to not only seek the help they need but also spark a discussion around the necessity of self-care in everyday life.

Steve Austin first two books, The Writer’s Toolkit: How to Own and Craft Your Story and From Pastor to a Psych Ward: Recovery from a Suicide Attempt is Possible are also available at

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