Item description for Tears in the Dark: A Journey of Hope (Authentic Life Stories) by Mark Edwards & Joan Histon...
Overview As a young boy, Mark Edwards nearly ended his life after being abandoned by his parents and spending most of his early childhood in foster homes. His feelings of rejection led ot an emotional breakdown resultingin psychiatric care. The faith and love shown by an elderly pastor set Mark on the road to recovery, and the reader sees the remarkable transformation from psychiatric patient to husband, father, and priest.
Publishers Description Variously described as "gripping" and "inspiring" this is a dramatic tale of pain and healing. As a young boy, Mark Edwards nearly ended his life after being abandoned by his parents and spending most of his early childhood in foster homes. The story tells of Mark?'s journey into adolescence, the rebellion and escapades in the children?'s home, his attempts to cut his wrists, and how he contemplated hurling himself under a train. His feelings of rejection led to an emotional breakdown resulting in psychiatric care. The faith and love shown by an elderly pastor set Mark on the road to recovery, and the reader sees the remarkable transformation from psychiatric patient to father, husband and priest. This is a book with great potential for ministering to people with dysfunctional backgrounds, those with a children?'s home background, and those trying to lose unwanted memories. A dramatic moving story. Insight into understanding what it is like to be fostered. Talks of God?'s healing power.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.05" Height: 7.8" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2004
Publisher AUTHENTIC UK
Series Authentic Life Stories
ISBN 1850785457 ISBN13 9781850785453
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Edwards & Joan Histon
Mark Edwards, Ph.D. has authored both a business and science best-seller and Green Algae Strategy was awarded the 2009 IPPY Gold Medal for the "Best Science Book." Mark serves as professor strategic marketing and sustainability at Arizona State University. His training includes engineering, oceanography and meteorology, U.S. Naval Academy and a MBA and PhD in marketing. Mark invented a series of advanced metrics including 360 Feedback and has worked with senior executives at many of the largest food, transportation and utility and energy firms over the past three decades. Mark serves on several boards of directors for green food and energy firms and writes and speaks on sustainable and affordable food and energy production. He also leads the Green Independence Alliance which is dedicated to three freedoms: hunger, oil imports and climate change.
Mark Edwards has an academic affiliation as follows - Christ Church College, University of Oxford Oregon State University Or.