It was a strange twist of events that brought Nikki to me, but when I read her manuscript I knew why we were put in touch. I have written about the traumas of life through fiction; Nikki has lived them. Her story is compelling simply because she should not be where she is now: she should not be alive, she should not be whole, and she should not be thriving in society. But she is! As I journeyed through her story, I became aware of a burning passion at work. It is a story of the loving Creator wooing a lost soul.I cried as I read of her traumas. I rejoiced as I read of both the miraculous deliverance and the painstaking recovery. And I will continue to celebrate as society’s lost are found through her words and ministry. Anyone who reads Nikki’s story will have no doubt that God’s love conquers all and trumps even mankind’s best efforts. Donna Dawson, Author of Redeemed, The Adam and Eve Project and the double award winning novel, Vengeance.
In The Eye of Deception is a powerful book about enduring, surviving and overcoming the pains of physical, mental and emotional abuse. The closer I came to finishing Nikki's book, my heart filled more and more with love for God and how He alone brought her through. It's a powerful story of redemption....of how God can turn what is meant to destroy us into something which uplifts us and glorifies Him. I give In the Eye of Deception 5 out of 5 starts. The book is fantastic. The book will indeed set you free.
Valerie Lynn: Book Reviewer@Simply4God
In the Eye of Deception by Nikki Rosen is a compelling, heartbreaking yet victorious story, of how God can take a broken person and make them whole and new.
Nikki shares her life story of physical abuse, rape, and drug addiction that led to eating disorders and self-inflicted abuse. Her journey is horrifying, yet she tells it honestly and with great courage.
I cried over the abuse she received from her father. I felt her fear when she was seduced into a cult by a madman, who raped and beat her repeatedly. I wanted to reach through the pages of this book to wrap my arms around her and tell her she was loved. And yet this was a young girl whom God had given a great determination to not only escape her demons, but to help others like herself, wrestle with their own.
Today, Nikki loves the Lord and this love leaps off the pages of her book. That she is not bitter toward God is a miracle and a testament to her character and her faith in Him.
This book should be in the hands of every social worker, teacher, psychiatrist, doctor, outreach centre, drug addict, abuse victim - heck it should be everywhere and read by everyone! This is one book everyone should have on their reading list this year. Review by Laura Davis
Wow. What an awesome book! I read it in two days. I"m not a reader so for me to read it that fast it has to be good. I was reading at work on nights and I had to get up and go to another room at one point, tears were falling down my face...your book has helped me to open up and gave me so much hope! It has made a difference in my outlook on my situation. Janet
I got your book yesterday afternoon...I read late into the night and this afternoon....yours is such a beautifully written book, one that resonates with me on so many levels. I loved the descriptions, felt like I was right beside you, experiencing every situation with you. At times it was hard to breathe. Other times, I was moved to tears. Many times I was frightened for your safety, touched by your endless bravery. And then I was inspired.....I found the detail of the coaching advice affirming the very processes I am currently working on in order to change my own negative belief systems. I don't believe in co-incidence, your book came to me as a message of hope. Lisa
I have to rank In The Eye of Deception as one of the most riveting books I have ever read. And the fact that it is a true story...makes it even more riveting and intense. There were several times where I continued reading past my allotted reading time because I was so caught up in the story, so concerned about what was happening, that I couldn’t put the book down! If ever there were a must read, it is In The Eye of Deception by Nikki Rosen, a truly phenomenal book by a truly phenomenal person and writer. Stan
As I read your book...hidden wounds over my own wounded past began to surface and I KNEW that I would have to deal with them. I had come such a long way (I thought). I had written books about the healing of a soul....but reading through the section covering the time with your counselor, I felt I was there and she was gently leading 'ME' out of a dark hole into the light. Your book will touch many lives....I know...it has turned my world upside down. Wanda
Your book came at supper time last night and I finished it at midnight. You told the story openly, but with gentleness; realistically, but with forgiveness. And I marvelled about the writing itself - the English, the choice of words, the flow, the chapter divisions, the sequence arrangement, the authority graciously claimed.....Claire