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House on Fire: Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes

House on Fire: Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes

House on Fire: Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes

House on Fire: Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes

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Overview

Fire. While it appears destructive, it's also a force of renewal. Just as fire clears the way for new growth, so too can people transform their lives when they confront their worst fears and step into the sunlight of their purpose and truth.

"House on Fire," a raw and riveting memoir by author and publisher Jenn T. Grace, explores her journey growing up as an adopted child in a chaotic household. Surviving a turbulent childhood marked by family conflict, mental illness and alcoholism, Grace promises herself that life will get better. But as an adult, Grace's personal and professional successes belie her inner turmoil. When she bravely steps in to adopt her sister's emotionally troubled daughter, she soon discovers that love and patience are not enough to meet the child's needs. Desperate to find help, Grace and her wife struggle for years to navigate a broken mental health system that too often fails families and their children, leaving them with a heart-wrenching decision to save their sanity.

How do we let certain things go once we realize we have choices? How do we come to a place of healing and forgiveness? Too often the outside world judges and criticizes without understanding the private challenges that many families face. Grace's courage and honesty in telling her story is an inspiring message of hope and resilience for anyone suffering from trauma, adversity, and obstacles that seem insurmountable.

SABA Book Awards 2020 Audience Vote Top 3 Winner



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951591137
Publisher: Publish Your Purpose
Publication date: 05/28/2020
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

A Letter from the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi

Wreckage from the Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

PART I: DECISIONS

June 1981–September 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

PART II: DEVASTATION

September 1992–May 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

PART III: DNA

June 1997–February 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

PART IV: DESIRE

November 2000–May 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

PART V: DIAGNOSIS

July 2008–July 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

PART VI: DESPAIR

August 2012–July 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

PART VII: DESTRUCTION

October 2015–June 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

PART VIII: DEFEAT

August 2017–December 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

PART IX: DEATH

June 2017–November 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

PART X: DETERMINATION

Present Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

A Letter to the Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

The Birth of Publish Your Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

About Jenn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Hire Jenn to Speak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

Other Titles by the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

Listen to the Invisible Stories podcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

Book Extras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

Book Club Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

About PYP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223

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