Imagine waking up to your worst nightmare. In 1976, Cathy Kurtz, at the tender age of sixteen, lost her father, mother, oldest brother, and sister-in-law in a private plane crash. In 1989 she lost her surviving brother to AIDS. As a single mother, Cathy struggled to take care of her son while still being haunted by the tragedies of losing her family. Suffering gave Cathy a unique awareness of the pain an individual can live through and still be able to propel their life forward in a productive manner. A Christian upbringing was her only outlet to find peace, and the ability to live through the pain. Cathy considers her deep understanding of surviving tragedies, and using her pain to enrich her life, as a calling from God to serve others and assist them in finding the courage to move forward. Any young woman who has experienced a tragedy or who has ever been abused and tossed aside as trash will relate to Cathy's journey. Cathy reveals that if she can live through the pain, anyone can be a survivor and have a successful, rich, and blessed life. "Living Through The Pain ~ The Lonely Me" is about the universal journey of emotional and spiritual pain.
|Publisher:||Healing Hart Publishing|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book gave me hope. It is a raw, intimate look at the tragedies, betrayals and failed relationships that Kurtz has endured. These are not easy things to talk about, but it is a healing story of faith, courage and the will to survive life's sorrows.
Reviewed by Jeffrey Brooke-Stewart for Readers' Favorite Living Through the Pain - The Lonely Me is a harrowing story. Losing her mother, father, brother and sister-in-law in an aircraft accident was just the start for 16-year-old Cathy Kurtz. The fact that she should have been on the aircraft and the subsequent 'why not me' mental challenge compounded the problem. But there was more going on in this young life. An indiscretion with a boyfriend just prior to the accident resulted in an unplanned and unwanted sexual encounter. And this added to the guilt. Cathy became convinced that God was punishing her for that episode by causing the death of her parents. Over the years, an unstable surviving brother and a manipulative husband simply added to an incredible story of difficulties. At times the story makes for hard reading as the reader shares the emotional struggles. In Living Through the Pain - the Lonely Me, Cathy Kurtz takes the reader through a story of redemption. Without betraying the details of the story, it suffices to say that a strong faith in God is revealed. Far from punishing Cathy, God is seen to be helping her cope with the series of tragedies. Helping her even when she is unaware of His support and love. A review of this book would not be complete without a quotation. This one reveals the author's faith, determination, and the desire to help others: "We never know what tomorrow will bring. One day you might find yourself as a lonely figure kneeling in the dark with tears streaming down your face. What I know is that you are not alone. God is right there." Amen to that! A recommended read.