Farther On: A true story challenging those who doubt and encouraging those who believe begins with Karen Gryder's reality: "Bad as home was, I always wanted to go back there, 'cause I belonged." "Home" is an isolated Appalachian barn where poverty, neglect and abuse go unsee... Read More
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At age five and deathly ill from parasites, Karen watches from a welfare agents' back seat as her hysterical mom's image gets smaller while the car speeds away. Terrified yet determined, she remembers their route, so she can attempt to get back home. Gossip has it that the town prostitutes ratted on her family's health. Moving from hating these women to seeing how God used them to protect her is beginning of Karen's faith.
Running from welfare, moving constantly, Karen knows she's the dirtiest, poorest kid in school. Scenarios change, but chaotic, frightening themes of fear, hunger, abuse and peer ridicule repeat. Then, at age sixteen, Karen senses hope when she marries Terry and prepares her first home, a $4000 trailer, for their child. Could this be stability?
Hard work, little pay, parenting and marriage stresses become overwhelming. Acts of ministry from Karen's home church sustain her until a new devastating challenge surfaces: providing for her children, extended family and husband, who now has a life-threatening illness. Can she manage this trial? Can she preserve?
Page Count: 152
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- UPC: 9781449724436
- Height: 0
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 152
- Publish Date: Dec 16, 2011
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "BIO018000"
- ISBN: 1449724434
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- Excellent Read by JobCat on 6/2/12
This book is hard to put down once you start reading. Karen's life has been so full of hurdles and challanges, but God watched over and protected her throughout her life. Maybe he protected her so she could write her wonderful testimony, so that others might be encouraged.
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