What does it take to get over an abusive childhood? Can those who have been victimized ever be fully whole again? Yes, says Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren in her stirring and inspirational memoir, A Plain Brown Wren.
Wren was born into a severely dysfunctional family. Beaten and sexually abused as a child, and denied the love and acceptance she so desperately needed. Wren ran away as a teenager. She soon was thrust into a life of prostitution, and began a series of damaging relationships with unavailable, brutal or uncaring men. Yet, at age 25, she began to realize that there was a higher power who might help her.
With great courage and strong faith, Wren began to rebuild her life, becoming so successful that she started a foundation, Spiritual Connections, Inc. to help other women and children recover from the terrible tragedy of sexual abuse.
This is a heartfelt, heart wrenching, and deeply inspirational book for anyone who has ever suffered abuse or known someone who has. Wren’s memoir proves that it is never too late to succeed and that, where there is faith, there can always be hope.