Stand by Debbie Williamson

In book review, non-fiction, Pump up Your Book Promotion, virtual book tour on June 6, 2008 at 7:55 am

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher:Souper Publishing (January 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980123402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980123401
  • To Purchase click here.
  • Excerpt from the back of the book:

    STAND one courageous woman shatters the chains of abuse that bound her family for generations and dares to:

    • brave the crippling memories of sexual abuse
    • shatter the illusions of denial
    • reveal her family’s bitter legacy of violence
    • reach for the healing and wholeness
    • take her place on a path to forgiveness and peace

    Reading books about abuse are always hard for me, but especially when children are involved.  How do you ever overcome such a traumatic experience and lead a life that is unencumbered by horrific memories of the past, memories that are sure to haunt your days and nights?  The amount of courage it must take to not only face your past but move on is amazing to me, and that is exactly what Debbie Williamson has done. 

    Debbie Williamson gives you and inside glimpse into her nightmare, a nightmare that includes being raped twice by her uncle at age nine, and a family that decides, through the advice of others, to just “let it be”.  After doing some research, Debbie learns that abuse is nothing new to her family – it goes back for three generations.  But, she is determined to break the cycle, and has done so!

    This story is about so much more than the rape of a young girl.  It is about how early abuse can effect so many aspects of your life, especially when your family chooses to turn a blind eye to the situation.  Debbie knows, after many rough years and experiences, that the only way to break free is to confront the man who has had control over her for so many years.  After seeing her uncle she is at last able to break down the walls he has created and open up to a new life, a new life that she now fully controls. 

    I truly recommend this book to anyone, and I mean anyone.  It is wonderful to read of one woman’s battles and triumphs when faced with so many people and things determined to see her fail.  Bravo!

    About the author:

    Debbie Williamson tours the Unites States speaking to groups about overcoming the effects of abuse.  She and her husband are the parents of 9 children and 11 grandchildren.  After generations of abuse, Debbie’s courage stopped the cycle before it was allowed to affect the next generation.

    Born in Salt Lake City, she grew up in southern California and now lives in Utah with her family and four miniature schnauzers.  Family is her number one priority and when not working with university and church groups, she can often be found golfing and sailing with her children and husband, Gary.

    Once again, thanks to Pump Up Your Book Promotion for the opportunity!

    1. Thanks for the great review. I can’t wait to read this one.


    2. It’s always horrible to hear about things like this, but power to Debbie for telling her story!

    3. This one sound like one that I would really be interested in, especially as the author is from my home town.

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