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Leaving Cloud 9 : The True Story of a Life Resurrected from the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma, and Mental

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A powerful, heartbreaking, and redemptive account of a boy who endured a childhood of poverty and abuse in an American Southwest trailer park named Cloud 9.

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.

Number of Pages: 251
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
Author: Ericka Andersen
Language: English
Street Date: June 26, 2018
TCIN: 53576498
UPC: 9781400208272
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-9772
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Lisa 6 months ago
This book! So real and unfortunately so relatable to today and the life of many children. The author is Rick’s wife. Rick is the one who lived this life. It was a life of loss, pain, abuse, neglect, and then Redemption. I can’t say enough about how people need to read this book. So many children a...see moreof the reviewer's review
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