Reviews

Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through

“I can relate to you so much. I want what you have. I’m not talking about money. I want the peace that you have. I’m 45 years old and have been struggling with my past for as long as I can remember. It has affected every aspect of my life. I am in the middle of reading your book right now, and I can’t quit crying. I believe God works in great ways and maybe that’s why your book fell into my lap. I wanted to say thank you for sharing your story. I have been telling everyone about your book. I think its a very good book for everyone to read.”
– [bio Mom of adolescent in residential care – name protected]

“You made me think of things differently. I CAN make it!.”
– [adolescent foster girl preparing to emancipate – name protected]

“You have encouraged me to be successful in my life. At first I didn’t know what I was going to do in my life because I never had parents there to show what to do. but after I read your book I took some time to look back and really get in touch with the real me and I want to prove that just because you’re in foster care doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Thank you for inspiring me to be more then a failure and to break the cycle of abuse and poverty and to have a great life and enjoy it…”
– JEFF MANN, a recently “aged out” foster alumni

“I gave your book to a young woman I’ve mentored since she was a teenager. Her husband shared with me in confidence that reading it helped her understand the anger inside of her. He said your book saved her life and saved their marriage.”
– [mentor – name protected]

“Anyone who has experienced serious challenges in his/her life, as well as those who work with such individuals, truly needs to read this book. Rhonda provides a powerful, challenging and motivating depiction of facing and working through adversity. I strongly endorse this book as a guide to taking control of your life across all domains.”
– GREGORY MANNING, PsyD, Psychologist, Trainer and Consultant, www.drgregmanning.com

“This book is a must-read as it is a story not only of survival but of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. It proves that nothing can stop you if you keep your vision focused clearly in your mind and bring others with you on the journey.”
– MELVIN GRAVELY, President, National Foster Parent Association, www.nfpainc.org

“This is the heartfelt story of one woman’s spiritual and economic triumph over a brutal and disheartening childhood. It’s also a generous attempt to share the lessons she’s learned along the way, with a special aim to help other people overcome similar dark circumstances.”
– WILLIAM R. KEYS, Screenwriter