This work speaks of the agony of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that resulted from an incestuous rape before reaching the age of thirteen, the highs and lows of Bipolar Disorder and a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder were also her crucible. Experiencing rape, madness and the disappearance of identity requires more that human effort to comprehend. The beauty of this book is that it doesn't leave you petrified in doom and gloom. This gripping journey leads you through pages peppered with humor, moments of quietude and joyous release from the pain that has clutched your heart for so long.
"The Song in the Silence", is about God's loving compassion and practical guidance through to peace from the turmoil of our lives. He gives us Shalom even as He makes plans for giving us a hope and a future. Ancient biblical instruments of music are called in from our recollections to set the tone and purpose for each chapter.
The drama was played out in the circuit court of a tropical Isle on front page of the newspapers and staring condemning eyes. Ignominious recognition and questions about a childhood share followed for over 30 years. Yahweh was there to give of His strength.
The struggle to assimilate was one of the hardest. Under the pretext that all was well, the biggest of all lies was struggling to stay alive. The scenario of the crisis spoken of here is the experience of hurting boys and girls, men and women, especially those within the faith community, The Song in the Silence was born out of one persons experience but touches on the lives of countless others. This book speaks of hope, survival and a path to recovery.
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July 04, 2009
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