I was unable to put this book down once I began and read it within several hours. Lifted From Darkness: A True Story of Breaking Free is a book which will take you on an emotional roller coaster as it grips you in the first pages and carries you through to what you hope and pray with all your might will be a happy ending. Living a double life, on the outside working hard to portray to the world that all is well with her marriage, too full of shame to admit to herself, or anyone else she may have made a mistake, Alexa finds herself being held prisoner in a life which can only be described as a living hell. Several times throughout, I found myself in tears as I was reminded the words I read were not fiction. The suffering the author endured for ten long years at the hand of her abusive husband is unfathomable to any who have never experienced such abuse. The one constant is that God never left her side and carried her through, eventually redeeming everything that the enemy had stolen from her. I am confident you will not only be blessed as you read Alexa’s story, but it may spur you on to get involved in helping victims of domestic violence – at the very least, your eyes will be opened to the atrocities which many suffer and you will be inspired to pray. As a future counselor, this book is one I will be adding to my shelf of books I share with my clients. I highly recommend this title.
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