Love Me Sane, a Review

I just finished reading an excellent book by Tralisa McNeal, called Love Me Sane. The main character, Stacey, has been raped and has spent most of her adult life trying to remove the shame and pain she feels. Through the use of drugs, alcohol and sex she either numbs her feelings or tries to convince herself that she’s worthy of being loved and valued.
She eventually goes through detox after trying to kill herself and also after admitting to her husband her many affairs. With her husband’s love and strength and daughter’s love, and faith in God above, Stacey manages to conquer her demons and shed the old skin and come out with new opinions of herself. She realizes she is not to blame for her rape so many years ago and for a more recent one. Drugs don’t remove the hurt and alcohol is only temporary. Ms. McNeal has done a fantastic job of writing a novel that could be anyone going through trauma and wanting to somehow become a better person, not a victim.
for more information go to smashwords to check out this amazing book:
This was a free copy I received for reviewing.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/106473

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God Distorted- A Review

GodDistortedHow your physical dad treated you can actually affect your relationship with God. Wow! I had no idea that was possible but it makes sense. In John Bishop’s book, God Distorted, he discusses the connection between how we believe we should be treated by our heavenly father from the experience with our earthly fathers.
Mr. Bishop uses his own life as an example. His biological father passed away when he little and then he when his mother remarried, well, there was abuse and humiliation. John felt worthless and unloved, so he took his anger out on everyone else. He could not understand how he could be abandoned and unloved. He believed God didn’t care for him either.
Other real life stories of abuse are mentioned in the book but there is also healing with those horrific experiences. The victims rise above the trauma and realize that it doesn’t matter what happened in the past, God’s taken of that. On the cross and He doesn’t care about that. Our victimizers don’t define us. Our mistakes don’t say who we really are.
Really what the book says is that God is waiting to take you by the hand and say, “Let’s start all over. Come, on, it’s quite a ride.” God loves us with condition, without restriction. I like that, no pressure, just breathe and enjoy his company. Awesome.
I received this free copy from Waterbrook Press in exchange for reviewing it.
For more information:
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=224706
Author’s Site:
http://johnbishop.tv/books/god-distorted/
Read Chapter One:
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/pdf/SneakPeek_GodDistorted.pdf