by Linda Pate
October is designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Help a friend and yourself and share a book that will encourage and empower you both!
Going over the mental snapshots of our lives, we may find that we have tucked away many deep, dark family secrets. We may walk around for years vowing never to tell the truth about our family member’s mental illness, drug addiction, or abusive relationships. Perhaps we want to save ourselves the embarrassment of having our friends find out the truth about our dysfunctional families. Bridget Turner is author of Without a Clue: One Woman’s Journey from Darkness into Light and she does a fantastic job of sharing her life’s story of her parents’ mental illness, and her divorce from her husband due to his infidelity and drug addiction. She also discusses how she had to face life with a sudden illness, unable to walk or feed herself due to the disease of lupus. In Without a Clue, Bridget shares her story of faith, family and friends and shows a spirit of determination, forgiveness and compassion.
The Battered Preacher’s Wife is the true story of author Dr. Avril Wiggin’s life of being trapped in an abusive marriage to a Pentecostal preacher. She shares with her readers how she lived an abusive marriage in secret, but one day she had to break her silence. She shares her story of being a survivor of child abuse, rape, molestation, and spousal abuse. As the world continued to turn, she dealt with all of the abuse, until that moment of a busted ear drum, black eyes, and blows to her head, and enough was enough. This is a great gift for someone who is going through an abusive situation.
Too Broken to be Fixed? A Spiritual Guide to Inner Healing will teach you about depression and it will give you spiritual guidance on how to start the inner healing. Author Gloria Morrow, Ph.D. teaches how you don’t have to suffer in silence! You will begin to acknowledge your pain and work towards your inner healing. Words of meditation and prayers will help you to overcome your pain. If you want to get to the root of the matter, I suggest you get a copy of this book for your home library. This is a must-read for both men and women.
Linda Pate is the owner of Precious Memories Bookstore located at 3229 Idlewood Ave. Visit the website www.PreciousMemoriesReading.com. Join “The Talking Book show” every Friday at 7 p.m. on www.LoveBroadcasting.net