Leaving Cloud 9 : the true story of a life resurrected from the ashes of poverty, trauma, and mental illness

Title Leaving Cloud 9 : the true story of a life resurrected from the ashes of poverty, trauma, and mental illness
Names Andersen, Ericka.
Book Number DB113920
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "Abandoned by his father at age two, Rick Sylvester lived with an abusive mother whose struggles as a member of the working poor led her to drugs, alcohol, theft, and prostitution-and eventually attempted suicide. Rick battled depression, anxiety, and PTSD as the chaos, neglect, and unpredictability of his childhood seemed to doom him to follow in his mother's footsteps. Well into adulthood, Rick stumbled through unemployment and divorce, using drugs and alcohol to numb the pain until he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Miraculously, though, he overcame the odds and today is a happy husband and father. How did this happen? Rick's answer is this: "It was the Lord." A message of hope to those who are drowning from an undeserved childhood, Leaving Cloud 9 speaks to millions who grew up poor, feeling ignored and hopeless, and who need the healing power of God. This indelibly American story conveys the steadfast love of Jesus and his power to deliver us from the most devastating of pasts." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Spencer, Charity.
Local Subject Social welfare problems & services - 362
Biography and Autobiography - BIO
Autobiography - ABI
Biography - Contemporary - BIC
Religious Inspiration - RIN
Christian Interest - CHR
Substance Abuse - nonfiction - SAN
Popular Psychology - PSP
Female Narrator - FN
Exclusion - Short Book - SH
LC Subject Adult child abuse victims - Biography
Christian biography
People with bipolar disorder - Biography
Poor - Biography
Post-traumatic stress disorder - Patients - Biography
Nonfiction
Biographies
Call Number 362.19685210092 B ANF
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2018 9781400208296 2018
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