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Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite
Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. McMullin is the author's incredible memoir describing her journey, the endless challenges she had to face, and the people that touched her life along the way. Terry was adopted by a family that never made her feel fully loved or accepted. When she was just nine and they discovered that she had learning challenges, they sent her off to a foster home instead of showing her support. Without anyone she could fully count on to be there for her unconditionally, she learned to turn to God at a very early age and to be self-reliant. But no matter how many misfortunes and challenges she faced, which were endless, she never gave up on her dreams. With a few acts of kindness offered to her along the way, Terry went on to travel one of the most inspiring life journeys.
Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. McMullin is a deeply touching read meant to inspire all those who are going through tough times. There are many lessons to be learned from Terry's struggles and her never-give-up attitude. Her journey sends a strong message; no matter how many times life beats you down, get up and fight back; yes, the tough times will keep coming but as long as you have not given up, you have not lost the fight. And always turn to God and trust Him to guide you through even your darkest hour. Her story also honors the selfless heroes that open their hearts and touch the lives of others; your kindness is not in vain and Terry's story is true testimony to this. Gathering Courage is a truly moving read that will touch many hearts and positively inspire them to touch the lives of others.