Highway to Healing

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
196 Pages
Reviewed on 08/04/2023
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Author Biography

Shae’vada Pratcher, known to many as Shae, was born in Fairbanks, AK, but grew up in many states, being a military brat. She is co-founder and part owner of Limitless Light Productions Studios LLC with her husband.

She has made a name for herself in relation to radio through her podcast segment, “Let’s Talk”, under the umbrella of “Finding My Way Network”, which broadcasted internationally. She was also a part of Atlanta’s V1075 Radio Station Ministry with her show, “Praying Partners”, where she encouraged, uplifted, and motivated many with her content. She also interviewed celebrities such as Erica Campbell of the Grammy Award-winning group Mary Mary and award-winning actress, Terri J. Vaughn.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has a passion for singing. She is a proud member of the Gospel group, “Limitless”, which released their first album, “Enter The Light”, in 2018 across all major platforms.

The Highway to Healing is her first nonfiction book.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite

Highway to Healing by Shae Pratcher is a heartrending but beautifully victorious account of one woman’s journey coming to terms with sexual abuse perpetrated on her as an innocent child. An army brat, Shae and her family moved around a lot from camp to camp, and with her parents in the military, one or both were frequently away from home on deployment. From a tender age, Shae’s biological father not only groomed her for sexual abuse but perpetrated heinous and extremely damaging abuse over seven long years. When the young girl finally found the courage to speak up about what was happening, although her father admitted to the abuse, he would attempt to place the blame and the initiation on Shae. Instead of being separated from the abuser, her mother allowed their father to continue living at home with them rather than face the realities of reporting him to the authorities. Shae started a long and arduous journey to completion and recovery for herself, her husband, and her family. She details her journey in this story as both a cathartic experience and a roadmap for other sexual abuse sufferers to show them they are not alone and there is a possibility to find their true path, no matter what has happened.

Highway to Healing is a personal story that has the potential to create adverse reactions in readers. Yet, author Shae Pratcher has presented it in such a gentle and warm style that one is uplifted and renewed by the author’s journey. I particularly appreciated that the author’s deep faith, plus the unwavering support of her husband and therapist, allowed her to navigate the deep and dangerous waters in which she found herself. For Shae, her deep faith was in God, but whatever the reader’s faith or beliefs may be, this faith in something greater than herself gave her the strength to address the past and, most importantly, to move forward. This woman’s courage is incredible and admirable, but just as important in this narrative is the clear, practical, and meaningful steps that she contributes to readers who may have experienced any form of abuse, sexual or otherwise. It was hard to accept that few in her immediate family seemed willing to condemn her father for his actions and were prepared to accept his half-hearted apologies and twisted versions of events. Ultimately, this book is not about survival but triumph and empowerment. I found this story deeply inspirational and uplifting. For these reasons, I can highly recommend this read.

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This book is such a page turner!!! When you start reading, you just want to know and understand more! I am NOT a reader at all and I have not been able to put it down! It taps into so many emotions and also makes you reflect on your life and inspires you to look in the mirror and want to do better! I bought my mother a copy and now my sister, mother and I have a weekly book club. Even if your journey is not the same as the author's, you will still be able to relate in some way!

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Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2023
Highway to Healing is a must read. Thank God for your testimony, it is very inspiring. I have had many years of holding back and not letting go of the past. A people pleaser and all. Thanks be to God and reading your book has made me realize I have to find me to get the real healing. Thank you so much for allowing God to lead you to write Highway to Healing. I enjoyed it so much. ❤❤❤

Scott Whitely

A must read!

Reviewed in Canada on April 2, 2023
A courageous account of the authors path toward healing. It provides an emotional journey into her past and and offers inspiration for us all to start our own path towards healing. If you’re looking for hope, strength, and faith that you too can heal from your past….this is the book for you!

Sky Lee


Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2023
This book is a great Example of God’s Strongest Solider! The Real -Time Testimony of how strength and faith are tested. The Highway to Healing is definitely the right path to Heal for real !

Patricia McTeer


Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2023
This book will leave you in Awe of God’s Grace, Mercy and POWER . It inspired me to live life to the fullest and set boundaries. It will give you the strength needed to find your strength and healing.

George VanLuven

Healing, Inspiring

Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2023
My wife and I have been reading Shae's book together.
Her testimony has touched our hearts in so many ways.
There are so many challenges we all face in life. Sometimes it seems that we just can't face another day.

God will bring us through if we will just reach out to Him.
Thank you Shae for caring enough to bare your heart.
This book is going to bring healing to many broken people.
God bless you!


Excellent Book for Your Healing Toolkit!

Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2023
From the very first page, this book offered a profound and transparent journey from childhood trauma and adversity to healing and empowerment. The boldness with which the author tells her story leaves you not only rooting for her but also deeply inspired by her resilience and strength.

I found myself highlighting and underlining many parts of this book to refer to whenever I needed encouragement, as its words resonate with any situation and serve as a guiding light during moments of doubt.

I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, no matter the situation. It has truly been a blessing to me and will be a blessing to you as well!

Rachel Jackson


Rachel Jackson

Instagram Review
August 26, 2023

Author: Shae Pratcher
Review: In "The Highway to Healing," Shae Pratcher artfully constructs a metaphorical journey that resonates deeply with the diverse experiences of life. Through evocative prose and insightful reflections, the book serves as both a guide and a companion for readers navigating the winding road of their own lives.

With vivid imagery, the author likens life's journey to a highway, one that is filled with a myriad of pathways, each characterized by its own unique challenges, surprises, and moments of beauty. This thematic representation becomes a lens through which readers can view their own personal experiences, finding solace and inspiration in the understanding that they are not alone in facing life's twists and turns.

The central metaphor of the highway is beautifully extended to encompass the hazards and adversities that pepper life's journey. The portrayal of hidden potholes and adverse weather conditions serves as a poignant reminder of the unexpected hurdles that one may encounter.

However, the book goes beyond these challenges, highlighting the importance of faith, courage, and inner strength as essential tools for navigating and overcoming obstacles.
The author's skillful storytelling is underscored by their ability to weave personal anecdotes into the broader narrative. By sharing their own journey and struggles, Shae Pratcher invites readers to connect on a deeply human level. This vulnerability serves as an invitation for readers to reflect on their own experiences and find points of resonance, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared understanding.

The call to embrace true healing, rather than settling for a
"half healed" version of oneself, forms a compelling message at the heart of the book. Shae Pratcher emphasizes the importance of self-commitment and self-care, urging readers to invest in their own well-being and personal growth. This message of empowerment is a motivating force, inspiring readers to reclaim their happiness, peace of mind, and joy.

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