Item description for Hear My Cry by John Shivers...
Overview Margaret Haywood appears to live a fairy-tale life. Behind her envied facade, however, lives the ugly specter of violence. It isn't really abuse, she reasons; not in an upscale, educated home. They're a church-going family, where husband Don is a lay leader. But when the violence assaults her children, Margaret is finally forced to acknowledge the demon within her household, and call it by name. Through a renewed, hand-in-hand relationship with her Heavenly Father, who, she realizes, has never abandoned her, Margaret finds both the mandate and the courage to confront her abuser. As abusers will, hers demands the last word and Margaret recognizes the price she will pay. Through her faith, she finds peace and strength and takes the first step to rebuild her family's broken lives.
Publishers Description Margaret Haywood appears to live a fairy-tale life. Behind her envied facade however lurks an ugly specter. It really isn't
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Studio: CRM Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.64" Height: 1.08" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher CRM PUBLISHING
ISBN 0971353484 ISBN13 9780971353480
Availability 0 units.
More About John Shivers
John and his wife, Elizabeth, live on the family farm in Calhoun, GA, where John writes from a tree-top study with a view of the beautiful outdoors that God created to inspire him.
Reviews - What do customers think about Hear My Cry?
Great first novel making readers aware of domestic violence May 18, 2005
The ugly problem of domestic abuse is the subject of author, John Shiver's first novel, "Hear My Cry". The Haywoods are well thought of in their small Georgia community, pillars of the church, etc. What the community and fellow church members do not know is that Don Haywood is an abuser in his home. His anger and abuse are kept secret by his wife and children for a number of different reasons, one of which is that they don't think that others would believe them if told of his behavior.
Shiver's characters are believable and the story is well written. The book gives insight as to why those who are abused stay in their situations rather than try to escape them. It is written in the Christian fiction genre and will benefit those who can identify with domestic abuse, and those who can not, but who want to have a better understanding of the subject.