"From the time I was about five years old until I was fifteen, I felt invisible. Actually, until today the feelings of isolation, rejection, and loneliness that I experienced as a child have haunted me all my life, and the pain just wouldn't go away. That's why I was compelled to write my story." These words from the introduction to Claudia Hopkins' book, From Pain to Promise, let the reader know that this is no ordinary autobiography. Any person who has suffered abuse in a dysfunctional family or felt abandoned and invisible will be inspired by one woman's journey from a sad, painful childhood to a life filled with love and hope brought about by her introduction to Jesus Christ. In fact, anyone may benefit from reading such an honest, heartfelt look at a transformed life, destined for joy and happiness because of God's unfailing love. Claudia Hopkins has opened her heart and shared her life in such a personal, detailed style, that the reader is moved first to tears of sadness and then to tears of joy as her incredible journey from darkness to light is related.