Blurb: This is Barbara’s story, a story of growing up in a dysfunctional home, later, promiscuity, divorce, grief and ultimately, extreme mental illness. It encompasses her struggle to overcome bipolar tendencies, irrational fears, deep depression and anxious thoughts which had led to countless hospital stays, where prominent psychiatrists had given up in their treatment. After Barbara’s twin sister passed away in 2013, she thought her life was over. But, the Lord was not finished with her yet. He led her to a man who walked with her through her depressed and disturbed mind, and eventually guided her into a world she had never known before, a world of light, love and happiness.
It is a story of how Jesus Christ reaches into a person’s darkness and offers them hope, peace and true joy. For Barbara, mental illness is a thing of the past, because faith in Christ helped her change her focus and led her into the light.
My Review: **** Stars!
|Run, Rabbit, Run is a painful, moving story of a woman that had grown up in an abusive, volatile home that ended causing the author and her twin sister years of mental illnesses. Going through life making bad choices and thinking wrong, destructive thoughts didn’t help either. The final straw was when her twin sister died of cancer. Years in and out of mental institutions, doctors, and medications brought her no closer to freedom in her mind. As sad as most of years of her life were, this is also the story of hope and redemption. When Barbara was at her lowest point, in walks a man, determined to help her, to love her and save her from herself. Max brought faith to her, and showed her that all was not lost. He did for her what no doctor, hospital, or medicine could do, and that, along with their shared faith, I believe is why she is sane today. This is a true story, and I have been fortunate enough to meet these wonderful people and hear their incredible testimony. I think that this book would be beneficial to anyone that battles with mental health issues, to see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and never give up.
I received this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Barbara and Max, not only for the book, but also for the courage to share your story with the world.
Interview with Barbara and Max Rodgers
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