Marlane Renner’s book, The Elephant in My Living Room, tells the transparent story of her "elephant" - a blindspot or problem that was obvious to everyone else but invisible to her - and reveals the healing process that restored her to wholeness. The book’s universal principles can help everyone who have elephants (divorce, alcoholism, addictions of any kind, death of a loved one, adoption, abortion, abuse, etc.) in the living rooms of their lives. No matter what the name of your elephant, there is hope!

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marlMarlane Zillmann Renner, speaker-writer, offers hope, encouragement, joy, and victory through her transparent real-life stories of triumph over tragedy. Marlane is not a stranger to tragedy, trials, and difficulties. Raped at the age of 12 by a stranger, she struggled 17 years with nightmares and dysfunctional relationships. The night Marlane forgave the rapist she began a miraculous journey of emotional healing which she celebrates today.

Marlane’s energetic, passionate, positive true-life stories have encouraged countless audiences throughout the United States.

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Listen to a short conversation with Marlane about the writing of her book. (Listening time 6 min.)



I believe in the inerrant, infallible Word of God, the Bible. I believe Jesus Christ is part of the Trinity...Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe all men fall short of the glory of God (are sinners), and Christ died to atone for the sins of those who have repented of their sins, acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives, and established a personal relationship with Him. I believe there is only one way to eternal life with God...through His Son, Jesus Christ!

Key scriptures to me include:

Ephesians 2:8-9"For by grace you have been saved through faith;and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."

John 3:3 "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is 'born again', he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Romans 10:9-10 "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and dine with him, and he with Me."

I was "born again" October 13, 1974, and my life has never been the same since!

My Purpose in Life: With a servant's heart, to sensitively yet passionately share the Love and Truth of Christ in word and deed.

I attend Willoughby Hills Friends Church in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.

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