Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival

Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival

by Misty Griffin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633539082
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 09/15/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 124,693
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

In spring of 2005 Misty left the Amish, she left with nothing but the clothes on her back, a few other belongings and with barely a third-grade education. For years Misty suffered severe PTSD which was caused by the horrifying abuse she suffered as a child, and later when being effectively “given away” to the Amish and put in the hands of the very abusive Amish bishop. Today, thirteen years later Misty is a nursing student, a Child Sexual Abuse activist, wife and successful author of several books, including this one. For more on Misty and her current books, please go to www.tearsofthesilenced.com

Table of Contents

Preface 13

Prologue 14

The Beginning of a Nightmare 17

Engulfed by a Shadow 27

Forgotten by the World 35

Seasons of Sorrow 43

Tortured 47

A New Victim 53

Face of Evil 69

The Community 75

Uniformity: The Loss of Identity 91

The Ordnung 99

Silenced 107

Personal Convictions 117

Freedom from Prosecution 125

Ancient Traditions 139

Forced to Forgive 151

The Baptism 157

An Amish Wedding 163

Wolves in Sheep's Clothing 173

A Visit from the FBI 179

The Bishop's Maid 187

Poisoned 197

Silenced No Longer 203

Leaving The Amish 217

Shunned 227

A Modern World 237

The Bishop Escapes 243

A Voice from the Past 255

Revisiting a Childhood Nightmare 267

Going Back for My Sister 277

The Sting of Being Shunned 285

Acres of Heartache 295

Christmas in Seattle 303

The Last Thirteen Years 311

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Misty Griffin's memoir, Tears of the Silenced, is a story of hope and heart-healing. Having survived and even thrived after a childhood of sexual abuse and brutal betrayal - first at the hands of her parents and then in an Amish community. As a teen with only a 2nd grade education she escaped enslavement. This is truly a story, from the inside - outside, of transformation and re-birth.A must read for everyone who has ever felt imprisoned by others as well as by their own beliefs. Read this and allow Misty's courage to light your way to a healed heart and a life of passion and purpose.”
―Susyn Reeve, Author of Heart Healing: The Power of Forgiveness to Heal a Broken Heart

“Misty Griffin is an awesome woman. I am amazed by her story, which is harrowing but needs to be told and must he heard and heeded. Tears of the Silenced is a testament to the courage, fortitude and power of one young woman to take back her life; moreover to save her own life. I am deeply inspired.”
―Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women and Prayers for Hard Times”

“Reading this woman’s story and hearing everything she had to overcome is mind-bending and is nothing like you’d expect from a community that seems to fascinate the nation. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that would like a better look into the world of the Amish and into the world of a woman who should be an inspiration to us all.” ―Sara Finn, Medium

“The surface of this memoir is shocking and heartbreaking. At its core, it is an inspirational tale of a young girl’s determination in the face of unspeakable cruelty. We cry with Misty and we also celebrate with her the strength of the human spirit to overcome horrific obstacles. Her story is a dual call to action: Pursue your dreams even in the face of adversity, and step up to make this world a safer place for the vulnerable and defenseless.
― Marlena Fiol, PhD, author of Love is Complicated: A Memoir of Healing

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