Your book was very moving, Karen. Some parts were easier for me to read than others, but all of them, in one way or another, rang true for me. Thanks for being brave enough to write it. --- Jeffrey Russell, a sexual abuse survivor
Thank you for sharing your story and for the awesome privilege of being able to read it. I was blessed by virtually every page. I was also struck by precisely how on-target your assessments were of PTSS victims behavior as borne out in the experience of several people I have worked with over the years. Thank you for the courage to write this book and for all the ministry that will definitely come from this labor of love. Thanks again for being such an awesome inspiration of what God can do in all things! --- Pastor Scott Hoffman, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association CEO
I thought it was an amazing book. I cried a few times and in a lot of weird ways, I related to a lot of your thoughts and feelings, though I know I could never understand what it is like to have gone through what you did. I ve had times when I ve felt some of the things you ve felt, and I think a lot of people will have that and be able to relate in some way, even if they haven t experienced what you have. Having it touch me that much makes me sure that it must really hit home to those who have felt that exactly. I think those pieces of you and your feelings that I relate to will help all of those that you reached out to that have loved ones that have gone through it understand a little better. I think it is very important for people to find and read your book just to help them feel and understand what some people may be going through. You also showed how being a Christian can be so helpful in bringing you through the process and provide a way and an open door for people to accept Jesus in to their lives and know that there is a way to get through it. --- Jeremy Skillings
About the Author
Karen F. Riley writes for newspapers and magazines and has authored two weekly newspaper columns and four books. Seven years ago she started KFR Communications, a custom graphic and Website design company. She also leads a ministry called Healing in the Hurting Places
that offers hope to those suffering from childhood abuse. Karen and her husband, Bill, have been married for 30 years and are the parents of Lisa, Laura, and Christopher. They reside in New Egypt, New Jersey.