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Fear of Our Father: The True Story of Abuse, Murder, and Family Ties Paperback – June 4, 2013
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“A gut-wrenching story...Brace yourself…Fear of Our Father reveals one complication after another. If ever a story existed to change your conviction that there’s no such thing as justifiable murder, Fear of Our Father is it.”—Marti Rulli, author of Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour
About the Author
Stacey Kananen is the adult survivor of child abuse and murder. After being accused by her brother of helping him to murder their parents, Stacey went on trial for her life. After being found not guilty, Stacey decided to share her intensely personal story and plans to use proceeds to develop a new kind of abuse advocacy program, in an effort to raise awareness, help repair the system, and to eventually create a safe haven for abused kids and their families to get the help they need. She is vitally interested in creating change in the social structure of how child abuse is handled in the court system. Her long term goals include the creation of the Marilyn Kananen Foundation, in honor of her mother who would be alive today if not for domestic violence and abuse.
Lisa Bonnice was an award winning writer/producer for MSNBC.com, and worked as an on-air Internet reporter during her five years at WKJG-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She received two Excellence Awards from MSNBC.com during her tenure there. She has written two self-help books, and her pet project is a series of humorous fantasy novels. In addition to numerous guest appearances on radio and television interviews, she hosted her own show on BlogTalkRadio.com, with a focus on human consciousness and self-help. Lisa shares Stacey’s desire to develop a new kind of advocacy program, and is working closely with her to do so.
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It is difficult at best to bare one's soul when so very much pain fills it, and yet Stacey found the perfect co-author to make reliving those years tolerable. Lisa Bonnice knows the healing process, she knows the ups and downs of forgiveness and self-forgiveness, she knows the raw reality of self-ownership. It was Lisa's writing style that helped Stacey to carry her message that nobody is innocent and everybody can be forgiven if only the cycle will be broken by someone.
I am honored to have enjoyed reading this book, and to see it for the pivotal work that it is. The time has come for humankind to break the billions of cycles of abuse that we share. It is works like Fear of our Father that will guide us to this understanding and show us that we are not alone.
By Lisa Bonnice and Stacey M. Kananen
Fear of Our Father is a story of horror, intrigue, and amazement that someone could
have survived a life journey such as Stacey M. Kananen's. This book tells her story in a
way that keeps your heart open to compassion for what her and her family have
endured. It also keeps you wondering how she can ever escape this nightmare. Just as
she starts experiencing something of a happy, "normal" life, things get much worse and
her world turns dark and scary, again. As a reader, you find yourself thinking that this is
a horror novel, as opposed to a non-fiction read of someone's actual life. The twist and
turns of Stacey M. Kananen's life seem unimaginable.
I enjoyed how it was written. Her story is a difficult one to tell, but I felt like both authors
brought it to light in an easy manner for the reader to understand. There is a world of
abuse out there that a lot of us know nothing about. Reading this story starts the
awareness. I would definitely recommend it for a "have to read"! It leaves you
wondering what's next for Stacey and is there a way I can help?