My Books

In the past, I have written songs, plays, local newspaper articles, and Bible studies. This year, I’m happy to say, my story–His story, Treasures of Hope, Discovering the Beautiful Truth Beneath My Painful Past will be available in both e-book and print from Amazon on December 28, 2017!

What others are saying about Treasures of Hope:

Thought-provoking. It’s a beautiful work, very well done. I’m going to read it more slowly and use it as my Bible study this week. I have to tell you, I’m getting a lot out of it. I love the way you write, revealing your inner struggles with such clarity that I could feel them, too.” Betty Thomason Owens, author Sutter’s Landing (Kinsman Redeemer Series, Book 2)

“I really love this book! I cried through the first part for what you went through. But I keep rejoicing at your wonderful insights. I really believe and pray that this book will have a huge impact, with lessons that even extend to others who haven’t experienced what you went through.  Even though we go through different experiences, these principles still apply to our own lives. My copy is so bookmarked & underlined!! I also love when God teaches others some of the same things, even though we go through different situations.  Thank you for opening up and being so vulnerable to the readers. I went to bed at 11:30, but wanted to keep reading.” Becky Gifford Smith, Reader

“Wow. A lot of good insight in there. I believe people will relate. I believe in your book.” Jennifer Hallmark, author and blogger

“More than a rich memoir—a Bible Study that compares today’s personal struggles with women we can all identify with. Fresh insights that will leave you changed forever. A book you can’t put down.” Karen Jurgens, author Perfect Fit (The Livingston Legacy Series)

“Beautiful. Brilliant. Bold. These are the three words that came to mind as I read Gail Johnson’s new book. Beautiful because it’s written from the depths of her heart. Brilliant because it is genuinely told and includes powerful prayers, words of song and praise by Gail. And bold because of the amazing courage it takes to share a story like hers.”  Stacey Thureen, author Daily Wisdom for the Mommy-to-Be

“What an amazing read. Gail has such a way with words that you actually live her tragic life and glory in the redemption she finds in Jesus. Definite recommend for those who are hurting. Well written, great insight into a life of pain, suffering and how God can turn anything around. Treasures of Hope is an accurate title. Well Done.” Liz Galvano, author The Casa Bella Chronicles

“However, Gail’s book was a captivating, inspirational, and poignant read because she tastefully shared what she suffered and wonderfully shared the treasured truths she learned.
She includes discussion questions and recommended reading which makes this an ideal recovery study book for women who have suffered abuse in any of its forms. The Christian truths discussed are universal. Treasures of Hope is a beautifully and thoughtfully written memoir that is undeniably Biblically based.”
Wendy Macdonald

“The author uses her own experience coupled with biblical examples of women who suffered similar harm or who triumphed courageously during other times of great testing. I found the author’s examples practical, applicable, and highly useful as steps toward healing and victory through Christ. Chapter questions, songs, and meditations round out the helpful aspects of this guide. I highly recommend this unique book! The quality of the advice and the depth of the spiritual content are superb! Well done to author Gail Johnson!” Melinda Inman author of Fallen, Refuge, and No Longer Alone

“Powerful book filled with honesty, pain, sadness and then, glory, hope, encouragement and inspiration. From the darkest of times to learning how to lean on God and hearing His voice, this book is amazing. Personal experiences and Scripture are shared in this book.” Melissa Henderson, author Licky the Lizard

Treasures of Hope will encourage you in your walk with Christ. The subtitle: “Discovering the Biblical Truth Beneath my Painful Past” wonderfully describes Gail’s story of God’s grace in processing her past. This is not a “how to deal with your past” primer, AND, it will give you insight into how to seek God as you deal with your past. At times, I was saddened, as I read about her past. Yet, I was reminded over and over again that GOD IS AT WORK in and through everything that happens, even the horrible things. Shirley Crowder, author Glimpses of the Savior (Devotional Series).

The book is classified as a memoir, but I would put it in any category that includes encouragement, hope, praise, joy, spiritual freedom. It addresses so much more than one person’s story. I highly recommend reading Treasures of Hope, especially if you’re struggling with a current or past issue that threatens to cripple your future. Sandra Ardoin author Enduring Dreams Widow’s Mite Series

Gail Johnson’s book, Treasures of Hope, draws you into her painful but redemptive story. While my journey to hope looks different, the road to truth remains the same as Gail’s. At each bend, hill, and fork on our path, Jesus waits with open arms to receive us. Also there, we discover precious treasures awaiting us. In this book, Gail shows you these treasures becoming a constant hope to lean on. Karen Friday, author Four Ways Hope Changes Your Life Devotional


As a Heart Wings contributor and co-heart, I was privileged to share a devotion in Heart “wings” Devotional along with other authors. If you are looking for a devotional from a wide range of authors like Caryl McAdoo, Melissa Wardwell, Karen Jurgens, DiAne Gates, Anita Klumpers, and Janet Furgeson, check out Heart “wings” Devotional. You can purchase the book on Amazon! How cool is that?