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Overview The national radio show host and son of late former President Ronald Reagan details his life story and how he found a new identity in Christ, overcoming societal issues that include divorce, rejection, and loneliness.
Publishers Description Michael Reagan's life is much more than just an interesting story. It is a testimony of how Christ allowed him to find healing from many of the issues that confront our culture today, such as sexual abuse, divorce, loneliness, the feeling of rejection, and the belief that God does not care about us. Michael Reagan's first adoption gave him an identity, but he did not find his true identity until he found Christ. In this book, Mike Reagan shows how others can meet a God who loves them, and who wants to embrace them and bring them healing, salvation, and meaning to life.
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Christian Retailing - 09/20/2004 page 27
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.38" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.22" Weight: 1.44 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805431446 ISBN13 9780805431445
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More About Michael Reagan & Jim Denney
Michael Reagan is the son of former President Ronald Reagan and Academy Award Winning Actress Jane Wyman. He has authored many successful books including his autobiography On the Outside Looking In and Twice Adopted. He is a popular national speaker on issues ranging from politics to adoption, and hosted a live radio show for more than 26 years (including 17 years in national syndication). He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation, serves on the board of The John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation, and is the national spokesperson for My Stuff Bags Foundation (which aids children rescued from abuse and neglect). In 2005, he established the Michael Reagan Center for Advocacy and Research in partnership with Arrow Child and Family Ministries.
Michael Reagan and his wife Colleen live in California. They have two adult children: daughter Ashley, an elementary school teacher, and son Cameron, a travel agent.
Jim Denney has written over 80 books in collaborated with many authors. His previous books with Michael Reagan include The City on a Hill, and The Common Sense of an Uncommon Man: The Wit, Wisdom and Eternal Optimism of Ronald Reagan.
Michael Reagan currently resides in Sherman Oaks, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Twice Adopted: An Important Social Commentator Speaks to the Cultural Ailments Threatening America Today?
Redemption After Childhood Traumas Nov 1, 2005
Michael Reagan writes from a child's perspective here. He details traumas that he suffered as a child including adoption, molestation, the divorce of his parents, and boarding school.
Although he is in his 50s now, he is still affected by childhood events, particularly the molestation. During the course of his life he has engaged in high risk behaviors and had suicidal thoughts stemming from his experiences.
It took decades, but he finally found redemption through his relationship with Christ. His wife was a major player in helping him overcome this as well.
This book would be good to read for those who have experienced some of the issues mentioned above. Additionally, I think it would help to provide great insights for adoptive parents, all parents, and those who work with children. I also recommend it for anyone who likes to read an inspirational story of the redemptive power of Jesus in one's life.
Twice Adopted Sep 20, 2005
One of the most important publications in recent years. It not only helps with the survival aspects of molestation and abuse but also alerts adults how to recognize preditory behavior in caregivers, teachers, etc.
Michael has exposed a raw edge of hurt in himself and also shared healing. Bless him for his courage!
Story of Angst & Redemption Aug 29, 2005
Michael Reagan writes the kind of autobiography one would expect from a radio talk show host -- part soul-bearing, part diatribe. This is not a particularly well written book, so don't wait around for the Pulitzer, but it's a quick read so you won't hate yourself for having spent the time reading it. It it is a heartfelt account of a man who has finally battled his demons and come to peace with his place in life. Along the way, Reagan uses his story as a jumping off point to talk about social issues (divorce, pornography, etc.). His story is interesting for fans of his father, a little insight into the family history and a sympathetic portrayal of two parents (Ron & Jane) who did their best to raise a troubled kid. Mike also shares a clear story of his commitment to Jesus Christ and the huge difference that has made in his life story.
The Reagan Machine Churns Onwards Jun 17, 2005
Well I hope Christ is nicer to Michael than Ronnie was. Ronnie once famously asked which one is mine when visiting Michael at camp, not knowing which of the boys was his adopted son. Presumably on the day of judgement Christ won't ask Michael "Which one are you?"... I've always cut Michael some slack despite his pandering conservative views and his seemingly insatiable thrist to milk his connection to his father for every last dime he can hustle. And in a way it is refreshing to see Michael still throwing himself at Ronnie's cowboy boots even after his passing. Then again there are still dollars to be made which brings us back to this book. The sob story presented here is not without genuine sobs, but I found it all a tad tragic that here is this abandonded boy still trying to win some acceptance from Dad - be it his earthly one or God - and that his method of winning that acceptance is to live on his knees instead of his own two feet. Hopefully Michael's next volume will be when he finds his own voice and his own manhood.
Brave and forthcoming Feb 22, 2005
Michael Reagan opened my eyes and warmed my heart repeatedly as I read this book. While I am on opposite sides of the fence to his conservative political views, I was pleased that his book is written in a way I could relate and respond to.