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Where is God? When Hope Hurts
by Carol E. Urton (Goodreads Author)
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 ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published February 20th 2013
(first published January 30th 2013)
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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 ...more
Carol did a great job writing this book on such a heavy topic. It was heartbreaking to read her struggles as a child, but she didn't end there. Her past shaped her future in a positive way. I especially enjoyed reading how the bad stuff that happened to her had an impact on her grandfather's eternity. I found myself drawn to pick up the book and get lost in her story. God has done amazing things in this woman's life!
This is a remarkable story of courage, compassion, and forgiveness. The terrible things that Carol faced as a child would be enough to turn anyone away from forgiveness. Through faith, hope, and hard work, she managed to not only forgive, but also how to live an extraordinary life, be an amazing wife, mother, and friend. Must read!
I received Where is God? When Hope Hurts from Goodreads First Reads Giveaway. This book is very emotional, it makes you angry, makes you want to cry and makes you hopeful. I felt connected to Carol, I felt her pain and her healing. This book was well written, I couldn't put it down and I recommend this book to everyone.
Carol Urton is a national lecturer and has been invited to be a speaker at numerous conferences, workshops, retreats and conventions. She is a published author of several articles and short stories and has been a featured guest on several radio and television programs. Her long awaited book, "Where is God? When Hope Hurts" was released in January 2013 and is now available. Carol is currently ...moreMore about Carol E. Urton...