Living Through The Pain - The Lonely Me

The Lonely Me

Non-Fiction - Memoir
198 Pages
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Brooke-Stewart for Readers' Favorite

Living Through the Pain - The Lonely Me is a harrowing story. Losing her mother, father, brother and sister-in-law in an aircraft accident was just the start for 16-year-old Cathy Kurtz. The fact that she should have been on the aircraft and the subsequent 'why not me' mental challenge compounded the problem. But there was more going on in this young life. An indiscretion with a boyfriend just prior to the accident resulted in an unplanned and unwanted sexual encounter. And this added to the guilt. Cathy became convinced that God was punishing her for that episode by causing the death of her parents. Over the years, an unstable surviving brother and a manipulative husband simply added to an incredible story of difficulties. At times the story makes for hard reading as the reader shares the emotional struggles.

In Living Through the Pain - the Lonely Me, Cathy Kurtz takes the reader through a story of redemption. Without betraying the details of the story, it suffices to say that a strong faith in God is revealed. Far from punishing Cathy, God is seen to be helping her cope with the series of tragedies. Helping her even when she is unaware of His support and love. A review of this book would not be complete without a quotation. This one reveals the author's faith, determination, and the desire to help others:

"We never know what tomorrow will bring. One day you might find yourself as a lonely figure kneeling in the dark with tears streaming down your face. What I know is that you are not alone. God is right there."

Amen to that! A recommended read.