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Waking Up in the Middle of Nowhere Paperback – May 3, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
This was a great book about a woman who lives in a marriage to a husband who is bipolar. It is the story of what she went through from diagnosis to the healing of her marriage. It is realistic, honest, and very gripping, especially if the reader is in a bipolar marriage or wants to know what it would be like. I think it would be very useful for the person with bipolar illness to also read to understand what his/her spouse goes through. The story was special because the author includes the part her Christian faith played in all parts of her journey. It is not pie-in-the-sky miracle-alone healing though, as psychiatrists, medication, counseling, and hard work were involved as well.
I liked it because it validated my emotions as having been the spouse of someone with bipolar illness. It also gave me hope for this person's healing someday. I think that this is the book's greatest strength. For someone who is in a marriage like this, there is no other book out there that is anywhere near as validating or helpful. I too would like to thank the author, and her husband as well, as it took courage for them both to be so transparent.
Kev Russell - Reach To The Skies Coaching - UK
From a vortex of anquish and dispair, she reached out to her Father, after reaching the end of herself. She found in Him the heart full of love and forgiveness she needed to stay in the fight to keep her family intact.
Thankfully Allison and Grant have the courage to show the effects of bipolar disorder on the victim of the illness as well as their loved ones. Unfortunately mental illness is more often hidden from view, especially in the church. Perhaps Waking Up in the Middle of Nowhere will help us to look past the pressed suits and made-up faces and see the hurting people inside who are devastated by mental illness
I was attracted to Ms. Johnson's book and read it in a matter of hours, so riveted to it that I could not put it down. I saw the struggle between the husband and wife and identified with my own parents.
I hoped to read that a cure had been found, instead what I found was more realistic and amazing and satisfying.I cried at the end, but it was not out of sadness.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am living this story. Incredible insight and comfort in this bookPublished 22 months ago by karen Clark
This was an amazing book and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down! A wonderful story of forgiveness, and how God can heal a broken marriage. Read morePublished on September 3, 2010 by HoneymoonerFriends
I am Grant and my husband is Allison in this book and once I started reading, I couldn't stop! As someone who suffers from depression, it is comforting knowing I am not the only... Read morePublished on September 2, 2010 by BeachLover