From an Abusive Childhood and the Depths of Suicidal
by Sarah Shaw
Sarah Shaw looked in control of her life. She had a successful career as a manager in retail business. However, she came to a point when she could no longer keep up appearances by controlling her tormented inner world. Her inner pain was explosive. The consequences of childhood abuse had severely damaged her. Eventually she was put on a lifetime’s incapacity benefit. Meanwhile her consultant psychiatrist was at a loss how to help. This story is not about the horrors of abuse, but is an extraordinary testimony to the triumph of God’s healing love.
So many abused, hurting people are stuck in tormenting symptoms. These can be:
- Multiple fears
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Eating disorders
- And even self-harming and suicidal tendencies.
This book is a powerful story that has emerged from a background of extreme abuse and journals Sarah’s road to healing.
“This remarkable book is about true recovery of health by a deeply wronged woman, whom I met more than ten years ago. Rarely is this subject written about, and even more uncommonly in Sarah’s calm and thoughtful way.”
Dr Geoff Searle MBBS. BSc. FRCPsych (Sarah’s Pychiatrist)
“A profound and moving story – it struck me that despite such harrowing experiences the human spirit can be so resilient and triumphant.”
Dr Adrian Hutchings MBBS. (Sarah’s GP)
“So many people around the world have been abused, and often their pain is muffled by secrecy. Thankfully the woman who wrote this book has decided to expose her pain to the light of Jesus Christ. By doing so she has found total healing – and I believe her decision to share her painful secret with the world will help many other abused people find complete emotional recovery.”
J. Lee Grady – Editor, Charisma Magazin
Table of Contents
Foreword by Dr Geoff Searle
Foreword by Fiona Horrobin
1 When Can I Go Home?
2 I Hate Love!
3 A Stairway to Freedom
4 Broken Childhood
5 Embracing Parts I Didn’t Want
6 The Truth of My Early Years
7 Release from Psychiatric Care
8 How Can I Forgive?
9 Pain, Anger and Bitterness
10 God Finds Me!
11 Don’t Leave Me!
12 Relationship and Intimacy
13 In the Hands of My Father