Let me first admit, I didn’t know what to anticipate with this book. I wasn’t sure if I could relate to this book which means I wasn’t sure if I was really willing to read the book in its entirety. However, I am so thankful that I decided to grab this book from a wonderful, young woman who is also the author of the book, “Child of an Addict”.
I am a fan of being a vendor at certain events. I did it for a short time when I published my first books but then I decided to take a small break. Then I got back into it when I joined Damsel in Defense which is a great part-time MLM business that I truly enjoy. I met Timia Carruthers at one event and noticed her book. I didn’t have the funds to obtain her book initially so I promised myself if I were to see her again, I would purchase her book because it did intrigue. It wasn’t the normal ‘title’ that I’d go for but yet it still intrigued me. So, just as God would orchestrate it, I seen this young woman once again at another event! I grabbed her book and started reading it that night once I got home.
My first honest reaction to this book is WOW!
I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the style of narrative chosen to write this book. Although on the back it mentions how the book is loosely based on her life story, she doesn’t use her name as the lead character. This allows the reader to take a short walk in her shoes. I was actually able to relate to this story because it was raw and authentic. I truly appreciate these types of stories because in life it’s so easy to wear masks. It’s so easy to pop pills to help overcome the anxiety and think that’s all life will ever be. But this book introduces a wonderful and powerful spiritual journey of the Recovery Room.
I think I loved this part of the story the most because we all need a recovery room. Even when we experience the smallest of the unexpected, we still need a moment of recovery. I know from personal experience of having outpatient surgery, I was still made to sit in the recovery room. Then even with my major surgeries, I had to go into the recovery room. In life, we go through seasons of being cut, abused, bullied, and more. Unfortunately, these seasons of life can last for years unlike a surgery that just last for hours. So there should be a designated time for recovery. A time to really ‘clean the open wounds’ of our heart and soul. A time to properly bandage and apply adequate treatment so healing can finally begin.
I recommend this book for those who loves a story of triumph over major life struggles. I also recommend this book for those who can relate to being a child of an addict. Be sure to visit Timia Carruthers’ website recoveryroomindy.com. She is a certified Life Coach, published author, and motivational speaker. Powerful woman who is helping people heal spiritually and mentally.