Mitchell is a respected financial consultant and a dedicated youth advocate, but what's not well known is that he had a tumultuous childhood. His memoir reveals his life in an orphanage after his mother abandoned him at age 3, as well as his struggle to find love and acceptance and learn to trust. Mitchell knew his mentally ill mother, who once kidnapped him from the orphanage, but had no real memories of his father, who attempted suicide but ended up brain damaged. His maternal grandmother was the boy's anchor, but she couldn't raise him, which only added to his confusion. He teetered on the edge of disaster as he matured, but at age 17 he prayed, "Jesus, if You are real, come into my nightmare. Forgive me of my sins and change me." Mitchell's story is inspiring both for its spiritual dimension and its conventional Horatio Alger narrative. The facts of his case are also verifiably true, which Mitchell and the publisher take pains to ensure in part through the Web site www.amillionlittleproofs.com, which offers .pdf versions of documents from Mitchell's past. His memoir will appeal to adults with difficult pasts, those who work with troubled kids and anyone who revels in seeing God change a life. (June)
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Would he ever be wanted? Would he ever be loved?
Abandoned by his parents when he was just three years old, Rob Mitchell began his journey as one of the last “lifers” in an American orphanage. As Rob’s loneliness and rage grew, his hope shrank. Would he ever find a real family or a place to call home? Heartbreaking, heartwarming, and ultimately triumphant, this true story shows how, with faith, every person can leave the past behind and forge healthier, happier relationships.
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Forgiveness is not an option if I want freedom from the past. Seek and ye shall find ask and it shall be given.Published 25 days 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 3 months ago by in rogalio
R.B. Mitchell's testimony is one of hope and restoration. It's deeply inspiring and motivating. It is definitely a good read.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
A great book on rejection, abandonment, pain and suffering, and how God can transform them into forgiveness, acceptance, joy, peace. I couldn't put the book down! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Aymee Bustinza
I couldn't put it down! His story was so inspiring and an encouragement to young people who came from families like Rob.Published 6 months ago by Apem
You do not have to be defined by your past even though it has influenced you. Great book showin how a bad childhood can make you a stronger and better person.Published 6 months ago by Dolores Potocnik