Testament to how life can take us on some amazing journeys
This book is a testament to how life can take us on some amazing journeys—both good and bad. To see how the author triumphs over his circumstances and addictions was inspiring…
Amazing, story well told.
I enjoyed the book tremendously
The book took me back to the 70's, 80's and 90's. I shared so many of the writer's experiences such as his life, friends, family, cars and music of that era.
An Inspirational Book
…..He is not afraid to detail his life's successes and failures, and touches on issues of faith, God, love, family. While the book tells of the struggles the author has had, it also includes subjects such as HIV/AIDS, being molested, drug addiction, and other struggles that hinder a lot of people. All in all, this book is the story of a man who has over come many obstacles in life…
This is Hot
It definitely took a lot of courage for the Author to share such a poignantly honest glimpse into his life. This book shares a miracle with the world, because the things that he overcame (sickness, abuse, drugs); these things and more all had the risk of emotional, spiritual and/or physical death. The writer reveals a spirit that would not quit. He refused to give up in the face of messing up his first college year; addiction; lost love; illness; abuse; etc.; he knew that he had a calling; gifts to share so he kept on moving. He also took care of his sick Mom all while battling demons. His story is amazing. His talent and writing skills are well-honed. We haven't seen the last from this writer.
I felt like I was reading a novel by the late, great E. Lynn Harris. The openness and vulnerability used to relay the story makes this book a must read. It gives inspiration that you can overcome any adversity through faith in God. My favorite quote from the book is "Whenever God gives you something to do, he'll give you everything you need to do it. All we have to do is put our faith into action." Those are words to live by, regardless of your calling in life.
This book is a great page turner, you will laugh, cry and its steamy. The author is a true visionary, his words etch pictures in your mind. I purchased the books for some friends and they love it as well.
A Great Way to Start a New Year!
"Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph" is a real human story of hope! The book demonstrates how circumstances and choices can have a profound effect on human life, but that adverse events and bad choices do not have to determine outcomes. This is a tremendous example of the importance of faith in God, and the love and support of family and friends. The most relevant take-away for me was how vital it is for all of us to lend a helping hand to those in need, even the people we have recently met or don't know well. I had a hard time putting this book down, but I also wanted it to last a long time. Regardless, I continue to keep Mr. Childrey's experiences and the lessons I learned close to my heart.
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