Leaving Cloud 9

The True Story of a Life Resurrected from the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma, and Mental Illness
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: BN7997
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781978606982
Narrator/s: Charity Spencer
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

A powerful, heartbreaking, and redemptive account of a boy who endured a childhood of poverty and abuse in an American Southwest trailer park named Cloud 9. Abandoned by his father at age two, Rick Sylvester lived with an abusive mother whose struggles as a member of the working poor led her to drugs, alcohol, theft, and prostitution-and eventually attempted suicide. Rick battled depression, anxiety, and PTSD as the chaos, neglect, and unpredictability of his childhood seemed to doom him to follow in his mother's footsteps. Well into adulthood, Rick stumbled through unemployment and divorce, using drugs and alcohol to numb the pain until he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Miraculously, though, he overcame the odds and today is a happy husband and father. How did this happen? Rick's answer is this: "It was the Lord." A message of hope to those who are drowning from an undeserved childhood,Leaving Cloud 9speaks to millions who grew up poor, feeling ignored and hopeless, and who need the healing power of God. This indelibly American story conveys the steadfast love of Jesus and his power to deliver us from the most devastating of pasts.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Ericka Andersen
Narrator(s): Charity Spencer
Product Number Z100132514
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9781400208296
eBook
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Author(s): Ericka Andersen
Product Number EB00715673
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9781400208289

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