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Castaway Kid: One Man's Search for Hope and Home (Focus on the Family Books) Paperback – June 1, 2007
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A pediatrician in private practice
it does not feel as if it is embroidered one bit. He simply tells you the
plain truth of what happened in his life in a very direct way. We are allowed time to linger with the feelings he experienced, the good and the bad, but mostly the mixed and confused. We feel the bewilderment that he
felt as he tried to understand things that just did not make sense. The story is unbelievable at times, although we don't doubt for a second that it indeed happened just as written. Many who have felt pain in their formative years will relate very well to this story, even if it was not the same kind of pain. Mitchell then takes us through his spiritual evolution, once again, in a very straightforward way. There is nothing sappy about it. He finds the only kind of faith that will help a troubled
adolescent. The real kind. In a few very short and simple episodes he asks the biggest questions that can be asked, and finds the kind of answers that an angry kid, (or angry adult), can sink his teeth into.
Ultimately the author finds reconciliation and peace, and the reader will too.
His life has indeed been a successful struggle towards hope and belonging. I commend this book to anyone looking to be inspired by a real life story of overcoming wretchedness through letting go in love and faith, and thus being free to move forward.
I saw myself in so many of Rob's struggles as a youth and a young man. My situation was far more normal than his and yet the challenges for self acceptance and the stuggle to do the right thing were the same.
I highly recomend this to both young and not so young who want to be encouraged. God is clearly in control in Rob's life (and mine) in spite of circumstances.
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A true story showing how one man made it through the the jungle of living alone and nearly hopeless. God-given.Published 1 month ago by alithia geho davis
True Story, makes you feel and understand his pain. Must read with family of older kidsPublished 3 months ago by Moce
While this may be only a 4-star story, I 5'd it for the personal impact it had for me. It is an excellent story about loss, anger, and God's grace. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mike
Forgiveness is not an option if I want freedom from the past. Seek and ye shall find ask and it shall be given.Published 9 months ago by Paul D. Davis
Ones life can never be measured by time. This story hit home, not that I was ever in an orphanage but parental control can be often placed on very young children giving the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by in rogalio