Dear Dad by Sundi Jo Graham
This memoir was written as a sort of stream of consciousness. It's a journal of sorts of Sundi's personal recovery in a life shadowed by abuse, alcoholism, depression, and other deep issues. It is brutally honest. Sometimes it is filled with rage and sometimes with despair.
Sundi's life was one filled with dark things- some imposed upon her by others and some brought about by her own choices. When Sundi finally comes to the end of herself, Christian friends step in and encourage her to get help. At first she is resistant. But when she finally submits, she finds healing in her life in Christ.
This memoir wasn't always easy to read. The things that Sundi has dealt with are hard things. It's difficult to even imagine some of them. But as Sundi seeks healing and allows God's love and forgiveness and to heal her, there is hope. There is the promise of freedom and of healing.
The honesty in Sundi's account touches the reader. Readers who have experienced the things she talks about- or who love someone who has experienced it- will find encouragement in the account of Sundi's journey. Because of her willingness to share, readers can experience the hope of the healing available through Christ for themselves.
I'm thankful for the opportunity to review this one. There are some heavy, dark things here. But I can still recommend it.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.