Monday, November 2, 2015

#REVIEW: Silent Cry by Dorothy Newton

Title: Silent Cry
Series: none
Author:  Dorothy Newton
Published Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: paperback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0310344841
Genre: autobiographical
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Rating: 4 ½ stars

Synopsis: Raised near New Orleans as one of six children, Dorothy Newton was surrounded by abuse and poverty as she grew up. But she became the first in her family to graduate from college and moved out of poverty. She then began to live out her dreams in Dallas of a better home and life when she married celebrity superstar football player Nate Newton. She had gone from poverty to the pinnacle of success. She was married to a handsome, successful, famous professional athlete, who was a three time Super Bowl Champion and six time Pro-Bowler for the Dallas Cowboys.
But all that glittered was not gold.
Before long the relationship turned abusive. She found herself living in the world she thought she had escaped in her years growing up. The world did not see her suffering behind closed doors—she was betrayed, treated abusively, threatened continually. Dorothy was trapped with no one to talk to and nowhere to run. In this book Dorothy shares her experiences of pain, loss, survival, hope, recovery, and victory. A gripping story throughout, A Silent Cry is a testament to Dorothy’s will to live and the peace that comes with hope in the God who sees and hears your tears—even when no one else does.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book held onto me from the very beginning and wouldn’t let me go. It was the story of a woman who grows up in an abusive home in the backwoods of Louisiana. She struggles to break out of the cycle of poverty and abuse, only to find herself out of the cycle of poverty, but stuck in a relationship that eerily mimics her mother’s relationship with her abusive step-father.
This is a painful but necessary book to read, one that teaches that compromising your morals and good judgment can lead you down a road where it can be very difficult to return back from. It is possible, but it is a very difficult and painful road to come back. I myself was in an abusive relationship, I compromised my morals and judgment, and almost lost my life for it., very close to the author’s own story.
With God’s help, the author shows that no matter where you are in life, no matter how helpless you feel, and how hopeless the situation seems, you can get out of it. 

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