From a Stolen Childhood to a Life of Joy: An Untold Story of Courage, Hope, and Triumph
When Leah, a cantankerous and disillusioned hospice patient, asks the seemingly perfect and high-falutin' Manna to tell her life story, she has no idea that she is opening a Pandora's box of secrets. It begins in 1960s China, when little Manna first perceives God and has her first heavenly encounter. Following her to Canada and eventually the United States, this autobiographical novel is the story of a little girl trapped by culture, convention, rules, societal expectation, and abuse - and of the woman who had to overcome it all.
Where is God? Does he exist? Does he care? Does he really talk to us?
Unaware of his divine plan, how can we assume anything but that we are somehow being punished, or have been forgotten, when we are besieged with troubles?
If you have ever wondered why bad things happen to good people, then Manna Ko's formerly untold story of childhood physical and sexual abuse, adult domestic violence, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, and loss of all kinds will startle you.
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Loved the flow of the audiobook and having all the different voices really enhanced this beyond your normal audiobook. Loved it!