Take an in-depth look at the commercial sex industry in an authentic, real-life journey out of the depths of grief, addiction and the business of exploitation. This first-hand account of overcoming, written by a licensed drug and alcohol counselor, is a story of restoration that gives practical tools for healing from trauma and finding wholeness - body, soul and spirit. Learn to recognize the tactics that seduce, sedate and silence and move out of the thorns and thistles of entanglement. Experience awakening as you apply biblical keys for restoration in this journey that mirrors the exodus from Egypt into the promised land.
Danielle Freitag, LADC, serves as the co-founding director of Action169. An overcomer of severe addiction and the commercial sex industry. Danielle works as a counselor and advocate, providing direct support, care, and counseling for women in a variety of settings. She is the creator of Arukah, a trauma-informed, faith-centered counseling service promoting holistic restoration through evidence-based practices, including the creative arts. Her mission is to empower women to overcome substance use and to enable those in the strip club industry to know their intrinsic worth.
"The Garden Keys is a must-read for anyone who has dealt with trauma in any form. This book will take you on a journey with King Jesus. The ‘keys’ are imperative for the healing process. It is an encounter of the depths of Father God's love that ministers straight to the heart." - Sarah Hacker, Hope Encounter Ministries - Minister of Healing & Restoration
"From the depths of brokenness to the redeeming love of Jesus, Danielle shares her journey on finding healing and shalom peace. Unlock beauty from the ashes of lies and deceit and take heart as you read about a life found in true identity and authority." - Jenna De Jong, Co-Founder of Action169 and Women’s Health Advocate
"Danielle Freitag, at her core, is a worshiper of Jesus. The Garden Keys leads you toward the One that can heal all wounds and teaches us how to seek Him even more. If you want to feel the presence of God in your reading, this book has been bathed in prayer and it seeps out through the pages.” - Rebecca Bender, CEO & Founder, RBI
“In each chapter, Danielle’s personal story is interlaced with words of life from the scriptures. Let yourself be intimately in touch with each key that unlocks the door as you pass through into the garden, from wounds into healing, brokenness into restoration, and from bondage into the revelation of freedom.” - Karen Krueger Apostle, Call to The Wall, MnAPN, HaPN
“Danielle's love for Jesus and His living word dances across each page of The Garden Keys and becomes a contagious well of joy to draw from. She not only explains how Jesus has used His Word to transform the most painful experiences of her own life, but she generously offers these keys to the reader, laying them out for all to experience God's healing and redemption.” - Kjersti Bohrer, Survivor of commercial sexual exploitation and founder of Beautiful and Loved. Author, My Flawless One
Marcy: This was an excellent book! The author has drawn from scripture and her own life experience to offer hope and restoration for anyone who has struggled with trauma and needs practical steps to move to healing and restoration. I will certainly be suggesting this book to others.
Krystal: I love the way the book is set up. Makes me as a reader want to know what the next chapter has in it.
Nicole:Danielle’s passion, compassion, and genuine love for people drips off of every page. I loved reading this book and growing deeper in my understanding of inner-healing and restoration that is so beautifully laid out.
Arly Frye: I loved the book! I gave mine to a friend to read! A great ministry tool!
Maryann: This book is part Danielle's story, but there is also much teaching. I’ve read it once, but want to read it again so I can gain more from the teaching, it is so rich. I highly recommend it.