He Called Me AHAB

He Called Me AHAB

by Patricia Jolls


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'I remember slowly drifting out of the pain into a slow-motion image of a broken-down bridge I was trying to cross holding onto the old rope railings. Above me was a brand-new bridge with beams of gold.'

He Called Me Ahab is the harrowing yet finally uplifting story of Patricia Jolls' life. As a child, she endured the cruelty of an elder brother and the antics of two squabbling, drunken parents, whose irresponsibility forced her to grow up too fast. Still far too young, she married a man she had no feelings for, whose abusive behaviour left her needing psychiatric help. After a short second long relationship, marked by tragedy, she became addicted to both drugs and alcohol - a pattern that has affected the lives of all her children. At perhaps her lowest ebb, she had an unusual dream, a dream which convinced her that God was speaking directly to her. Armed with a renewed and growing understanding of her long-neglected faith, she was finally able to turn her life around. Now in her 70s, Patricia Jolls can look back on her troubled life with calm and objectivity. She tells her story with an admirable directness but with an unerring eye for telling detail.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788482639
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd.
Publication date: 10/30/2019
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

The author grew up in a lower middle-class section of Brooklyn. She went to 12 years of Catholic school. Barely 18, she got married and moved to Long Island. Her two brothers joined the service at 18. She had always been a quiet child but always appeared disheveled. There was nothing feminine about her in her early years. She always looked sad. One day she had a dream and everything about her changed.

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