Tuesday, June 21, 2016

All But Normal by Shawn Thornton

"All But Normal" by Shawn Thornton is a memoir about the author's mother who suffered after an car accident extremes in her personality that resulted in abuse that the author had to deal with as a child then come to terms with as an adult.  Once I picked up this book I just could not put down.  The horrendous at times the author and his family had to deal with because of his mother's extreme mental changes were heart breaking as I read each chapter after we learn of the author's mother's car accident that caused a major brain injury.  But her faith and her comforting others when not being affected by it was so powerful.  It was very good to read how the author instead of letting a horrendous at times childhood drag him down used it to build himself and others up.  It is a very powerful story that you must read to be able to understand what this author has gone through.  However I will say that it might cause flashbacks or issues for someone who has lived thru extreme emotional abuse and has seen physical abuse as a child or as an adult.   I highly recommend this book but be warned have a tissue near by.

I was given this book from Tyndale Publishers for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review. 

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