Thursday, October 3, 2013
A Search for Purple Cows by Susan Call
A Search for Purple Cows by Susan Call is one woman's story of living with an abusive spouse and how she escaped the torment she was living in, found the Lord, and found the way to forgive.
This story is heartbreaking, to realize what this woman lived through with an abuser. An abuser who never left a mark because he wasn't a physical abuser, but a verbal and emotional one. Abuse comes in many forms and verbal abuse is as destructive as physical abuse, the wounds it leaves cannot be seen but they cut deeper than a physical wound.
From the back cover:
A whimsical comment from a kind stranger, "Be sure to look for purple cows," brings hope in God's infinite love to a woman fleeing a life filled with fear. In this moving and extraordinary memoir, Susan Call recounts what happens when love deteriorates into a cycle of abuse and betrayal. She chronicles how she first met her husband, a handsome, charming, generous man. They fell in love, married, and had two children. Their life seemed idyllic; they had a beautiful home and everything a family could desire.
But inside the walls of that home, Susan was tormented by her husband's alcoholism, anger, and infidelity, which cast her into a world fraught with fear and despair. God found her in the midst of her pain and showed her, through the unlikely source of a Christian radio station, that hope and healing in God was possible even in the most unthinkable circumstances. It's a journey of astonishing forgiveness, God's amazing provision, and the strength to look directly in the face of darkness and yet know God has a plan for you.
Written with candor and grace, A Search for Purple Cows will leave you believing that God is present and able. ready to shine a light on your path.
More thoughts from me:
This true story is beautiful. Underneath all of the anguish that Susan went through there was a courtship that she found herself in with God. He searched her out and wooed her to Himself. He provided hope and safety for her when she felt at her lowest. Our creator wants to do the same for you. If you are in an abusive situation IT IS NOT NORMAL. You do not have to live like this. Abuse has many faces and comes out in many forms.
If you need help please contact one of these agencies:
Though NEVER access online resources on a computer shared with an abuser.
National Domestic Violence Hotline-anonymous and confidential help available 24 hours a day 365 days a year
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Crisis Counseling in English and Spanish
This book was provided for review by The B&B Media Group
Posted by Suzanne at 9:49 AM