For a life story that is marked with several unsettling forms of abuse, the author makes sure to chronicle how God made Himself visible and ushered change into her life. There is a healthy balance of details about her abusive past and about her change in spiritual perspective towards her past. Readers will attest to feeling similar emotions that the author expresses and will be encouraged to follow the same path towards forgiveness as well.
The author provides an understandable flow of thought from chapter to chapter in the book, concluding the purpose of previous chapter at its end before starting the next purpose in the next chapter. Readers will not be confused at all by the content's flow and will appreciate the added attention to detail the author gives in her book.
The book is a moving tribute to how God can turn even the most disastrous situations into declarations of faith and trust in Him. The author uses her story to bring God's presence to the attention of others, which will reassure readers that there is a plan and hope-filled purpose even in destitute situations in their lives.
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This book is worth the read. Despite its strong and unapologetic Christian overtones, there is enough substantial material within its pages to woo even those who are disinclined to believe in the God that Jackie so wantonly declares to be the One who kept and strengthened her. It is refreshing to read the author's self-depiction as not being perfect, anatagonistic at times, unforgiving and failing but so pliable in the Hands of the Lord that she gradually learns from her own errors. I strongly recommend this book to anyone going through similar circumstances and encourage you to turn to the one who was Jackie's Strong Tower of Defence in those dark days.