A Shattered Life An Amazing God

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Divorce broke his heart, abuse crushed his spirit, and betrayal shattered his life. Before he was five years old, Cody experienced physical, verbal and sexual abuse. He would witness his mother's sexual immorality and drug abuse, and then she would be removed from his life. Her choices would adversely affect his young life and would send him into a pattern of fear, hopelessness, rebellion, and rage that would take him into a world of darkness he could not escape. His behavior was easily interpreted as malicious ...
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Divorce broke his heart, abuse crushed his spirit, and betrayal shattered his life. Before he was five years old, Cody experienced physical, verbal and sexual abuse. He would witness his mother's sexual immorality and drug abuse, and then she would be removed from his life. Her choices would adversely affect his young life and would send him into a pattern of fear, hopelessness, rebellion, and rage that would take him into a world of darkness he could not escape. His behavior was easily interpreted as malicious and devious, but those were just symptoms of a wounded spirit, a crushed heart, and a lonely little boy who desperately longed to be loved, but was terrified to be loved.

God's love would be poured out on Cody in an attempt to reach behind the wall that had been built around his broken heart. Years of destructive tendencies, despair, and fear would be ever so slowly penetrated, and a young man would begin to appear. Come walk through a five-year attempt to change a heart and redeem a soul. Step into a spiritual battle for a life.

In a world that trivializes God, come experience His presence as He equips a family to put on the full armor of God and to step into life the way God meant it to be. Learn how to reach out in love and grace while proclaiming the truth of the Living God.

Madeline Spencer was born in Syracuse, New York. As a teacher she has seen that children have been discarded in a narcissistic world. Reaching out in love to the lost young people she encounters in her community has become her role. She presently resides in Rochester, MI with her husband, Alan, and her daughter, Kelley.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781615792597
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 1,304,231
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

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    Cody's Personal Search for Self Acceptance and Sexual Identity

    "A Shattered Life an Amazing God" is Cody's story. It is a story of parental abuse, divorce, and duplicity. As an adolescent Cody was caught up in a cycle of fear, indifference, and complacency. By the age of eighteen he was on a downward spiral of personal and financial irresponsibility, substance abuse, and illicit sex in a search for sexual identity and self acceptance.

    One by one living options closed for Cody as family and friends tried to reconcile his irresponsibility, life style, and rebellion. He became, in effect, homeless.

    Inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan and filled with Christian compassion the Spencer family opened their home to Cody who had just been forced to leave his father's home. The Spencer's took Cody and accepted him as a member of their family. Cody became their unofficial adopted son.

    Madeline A. Spencer details a five year journey of heartrending disappointments and small victories, as Cody works through a pattern of fear, hopelessness, rebellion, and rage, as a result of a wounded heart and a crushed spirit. Spencer verbalizes her own hard questions as to Cody's motives as she tried to find a balance between tough love and becoming an enabler for co-dependency. She relies on an unwavering faith in the sovereignty of God, His love, mercy, and grace to carry her through each experience.

    Spencer writes in an engaging style drawing the reader into her compassion and identifying with Cody's inconsistencies. True to her convictions, Spencer relies on the Bible as the basis for her life principles and core values. She acknowledges the power of God in every positive forward step Cody's life.

    "A Shattered Life an Amazing God" is written for parents and concerned individuals reaching out to troubled wounded teens drawn into a culture of darkness and evil resulting in binding addictions, loneliness, and hopelessness, needing, repentance, restoration, and redemption.

    As reviewed for Midwest Book Review.

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