Like Daddy Used to Say....
"Like Daddy Used To Say" tells the story of the Author Niki Cross's painful journey from abuse, kidnapping, assault and personal health battles to healing, but with the humor of her wise and very down to earth father's anecdotes. Cross takes you through the dark days of abuse and personal tragedy, but never leaves you without hope. This is the very personal memoir of STAAR Ministry's founder and president, the organization that helps hundreds of women yearly that have been victims of abuse, exploitation and sex trafficking. While the hardships are undeniable, it is told in such a down home, matter of fact demeanor, you will find yourself smiling at the author's joy in the midst of multiple tragedies. A bold combination of healing, truth and laughter that is rarely told with such optimism. A must read to check perspective. Proceeds from book sales will help to continue the work of STAAR Ministry and Chrissie's House, the residential home for survivors.
- Paperback | 112 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
- 21 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Niki Rowe Cross
Niki Cross is Founder and President of S.T.A.A.R. Ministry Corporation, (Stop The Abuse And Rescue). She's a speaker, writer, and survivor of abduction. Niki was held against her will and repeatedly assaulted by her abductor and others, until escaping. Realizing how self-destructive her anger and silence had been, it became apparent healing was necessary and the journey began. Her first rescue was over twenty years ago, before it was a popular cause, and often faced ridicule for ministering to women that had been exploited and trafficked. "Survivors have a responsibility to encourage others going through the same trials. To let them know there is life beyond abuse. It's never too late for the hurt to heal. Once a victim, now victorious." Niki mentors several women including many that have been referred through law enforcement and was able to open the first and only safe house in Pinellas County, Florida in 2014. Recognized by Governor Rick Scott in July 2014 for her work with victims, Niki was able to share her story in Tallahassee as new bills were signed on the behalf of victims and survivors. Niki was a Finalist in the 2014 WEDU Be More Outspoken Award, and currently sits on the board of the F.R.E.E. Slavery Survival Network.