Love Beyond

“Bringing God's Love to Soho's Red-Light District”

Heidi Baumgartner

ISBN: 9781909728950

196 Pages

Published Jan 2019


Paperback £8.99 Kindle £5.99
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Heidi Baumgartner’s ‘Jesus moment’ came when she received the gift of salvation and instant freedom from an addictive relationship – a dramatic encounter with grace that perfectly prepared her to take God’s love to the women of Soho’s red-light district.

In Love Beyond, Heidi records her relationship with these women, how she first met them and for a time even lived on the third floor of a brothel. She recounts Soho’s many vices and sorrows, but also the incredible ways Jesus has intervened to reveal His unconditional love in the lives of the stigmatised and abused.

To continually ‘love beyond’ in this challenging and sometimes dangerous environment, Jesus has taught Heidi to pray, worship and trust in a way few do. The spiritual insights and testimonies of God’s faithfulness she shares will inspire you to love beyond wherever He has called you.

  • Love Beyond is the extraordinary tale of a woman who doesn’t like door-to-door visiting, but who has done so for the past thirty years, befriending hundreds of women working as maids and models in Soho, London. Heidi writes with wry humour and disarming honesty about her own story, and through this book we meet the kindness of Jesus; amazing, persevering, non-judgemental kindness, which sees and cares for each one. Thank you, Heidi, for your perseverance in loving, and for encouraging us with the telling of your story.’

    Dawn Pointing, Spiritual Director
  • Love Beyond is a compelling read that I highly recommend to anyone who desires to overcome the obstacles they face in the pursuit of the call of God on their life. It will hold your interest, challenge your faith, engender compassion and encourage you to endure in whatever work the Lord Jesus has graciously committed into your hands.’

    Rev Ray Michael Djan, ministry development mentor, Bible school lecturer and General Director of True Vine International Mission
  • ‘No hype, no exaggeration and no hubris. The honest story of the compassion of God towards women wrapped in the world of prostitution in London's red-light area. Told through the eyes of one lady, inspired by her faith to carry the message of grace and forgiveness to the brothels of Soho. Heidi tells it like it is; she doesn't pretend that it's easy. But what shines from the pages is the simple and powerful reality that God really cares for every person, whoever they are.’

    Matt Frost, senior pastor at Cirencester Baptist Church and former pastor of City Gates Church, Soho
  • ‘Written with honesty, thoughtfulness and humour, Love Beyond shines a light on the lives of women who would otherwise be hidden and forgotten in the shadows of London’s Soho district. Heidi’s own life story and the stories of the women she has encountered over the last thirty years provide a compelling reminder that Jesus longs to be gracious to us and to pour out His love on us, if only we would let Him.’

    Keziah Bowers, friend

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