Abandoned at age two by her father, Carol was thrust into a life of unrelenting sexual abuse and child pornography when her mother remarried a deacon in their local church. After nine years, she brought the dark family secret into light, only to be silenced and sent away to live with her grandparents. At age 14, Carol began her journey of trying to find peace among the shattered pieces of her life. After years of running from the truth, she had to face her past. Carol began to try and answer her biggest question...”Where is God? When Hope Hurts.” She knew she had to make a choice and to choose life, she had to choose to be free. She ultimately found freedom from the debilitating hurts of her childhood and adult life through the healing process of forgiveness, salvation and above all HOPE in a loving God who never leaves and never forsakes.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Heart Wrenching! No synopsis of this book is necessary. I cannot do it justice. The concept of a small child in the hands of a pedophile is almost more than I can comprehend, much less acquiesce. The verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and pornographic experiences that the author suffered at the hands of her stepfather, a deacon in the church, are deplorable. This author has overcome the atrocities in life, and survived to tell her story through the grace of God. Her faith and hope in a loving God has brought her to the pinnacle, an accomplishment that only strength of character and a wealth of faith can achieve. Carol's life story will stay with me for the rest of my life, not only because of the atrocities she suffered, but because of her resulting survival, trasformation and recovery from the enormity of the cruelest forms of inhumanity. Her salvation, faith and forgiveness through Hope portray a woman of strength who not only survived, but thrives, and shares her heart and Hope without boundaries. This life story is unforgettable.