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The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother's Schizophrenia by [Rebecca Schaper, Gerald Everett Jones]
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"The power of this memoir lies in the way it demystifies mental health issues by examining them from a deeply personal perspective. Individuals and families facing similar experiences will certainly find solace from it... A moving, passionate, personal narrative of trauma and healing." --Kirkus Reviews 

"This delightful story is a must-read for anyone who loves another soul living with mental health issues. Rebecca shows us that the wonderful parts are still there, such as genuine love, humor,compassion and deep spirituality even when hidden by the illness. Recovery really can happen. Read this story and leave with hope!" -- Jim Hayes, mental health advocate, National Alliance of Mental Illness(NAMI) of South Carolina Board President, and Board member NAMI National Board of Directors

"To fully understand compassion, commitment, and caregiving, this is the book!" --Mercedes Maharis, Filmmaker, The Hole, Cochise County USA: Cries from the Border, and Defeating Bishamon

"This is a compelling story of love and recovery between a brother with a serious mental illness and the sister who is passionate to help him.They take you to the heart of their struggle through sadness, heartbreak, humor and joy. If you have a loved one struggling with mental illness, this is required reading. Rebecca and Call's journey to healing will inspire you." --Cathy Gantt Cook, BSCCII, Clinical Counselor

"The Light in His Soul is a beautiful masterpiece that will open your heart, expand your awareness and present you with the opportunity to explore the power of your own soul. Rebecca Schaper takes readers on a brilliant and vulnerable journey through pain, sadness and suffering to acceptance, compassion and forgiveness. Her deep wisdom and profound lessons will open your heart to find your own freedom, joy and love. An essential book for anyone who dares to see the miraculous gift life presents us in our struggles,obstacles, and most difficult moments."--Sara Landon, globally celebrated transformational leader, visionary entrepreneur and spiritual teacher

"Every story that humanizes us folks who have been 'diagnosed' is important.Stories that shape us as gifts to the human tribe and the world -- not just broken liabilities -- are vital. Call and Rebecca's story opens big spaces for forgiveness, healing, and hope. --Kevin A. Hall, author, Black Sails White Rabbits and the upcoming Portrait of the Artist Formerly Known As Bipolar
"The Light in His Soul:  Lessons from My Brother'sSchizophrenia is more thanjust an unusually articulate description of the experience of living in worldin which one cannot tell reality from hallucinations. This well-written bookalso quite effectively describes the long-reaching effects of child sexualabuse, growing up with a mentally ill parent, and being a survivor of a familymember who dies by suicide. Most importantly, this book offers hope through itsdescription of the road to healing for all involved." --Anita Schlank, Ph.D., ABPP, Forensic Clinical Psychologist, editor, TheSexual Predator book series
 
"The writer offers an understanding of thestruggle many families experience as they work to provide love and support fortheir family member diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.  Her lovingkindnesssupported her brother through some very challenging episodes of relapse andthroughout those periods she had support from other family members.  Her experiencehelps other families understand the ongoing tasks of loving and protectingthose vulnerable sons or fathers or mothers and others attempting to create alife worth living" --Susan T. Lindau, LCSW, Adjunct Associate Professor, USC 
"Belief, endurance, and finding an underlying joy andpurpose in even the most cruel of adversities lies at the heart of TheLight in His Soul. Where othermemoirs and similar-sounding accounts focus on darkness and survival againstall odds, Schaper's story takes the extra step to uncover riches,understanding, learning experiences and life-affirming joy against all odds;and this is what makes The Light in His Soul a unique story worth pursuing." --Midwest Book Review

Product details

  • File Size : 1738 KB
  • Language: : English
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 201 pages
  • ASIN : B07B7R5RF8
  • Publisher : GreyHawk Media (April 28, 2018)
  • Publication Date : April 28, 2018
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 19 ratings