Resurrecting Sissy

Resurrecting Sissy : A Memoir of God's Power to Breathe Life Into a Dying Soul

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Resurrecting Sissy is the unforgettable account of the life of Leslie "Sissy" Montgomery, whose family tree began when her father raped her mother and gun-point. Forced to marry her rapist at seventeen years of age by her own mother, Leslie's mom enters a marriage wrought with violence, fueled by alcohol, and justified by prejudice. Leslie is one of three children and the only girl from this union and with her father's panache for violence, driven by underlying rage, and insatiable power and control, Leslie is abused in every way imaginable by him, as well as by her grandfather and a neighbor boy. Haunted by the abuse and covered with a blanket of shame, Leslie attempts suicide for the first time at twelve years of age. When she is unsuccessful, she rebels against everything and everyone; she quits school, becomes sexually promiscuous, and jumps head first into drugs and alcohol, and doesn't look back for years to come. At nineteen, she has been married and divorced, has two children whom she's abandoned, had an abortion, been in and out of mental hospitals like they have revolving doors, and is facing five years in the Idaho State Penitentiary. No one expects Leslie to become little more than a statistic, but God has another plan. Through a series of unexpected events that can only be attributed as miracles in Leslie's life, God sets her life onto a new path with a promise to "restore the years eaten away by the locust." Over the course of the next ten years Leslie begins the process of healing from her past, completes school, becomes a counselor, is reunited with her children, begins writing for Focus on the Family, among other world-wide ministries and media outlets, begins her own radio program, and becomes a sought out speaker and teacher. Since that time, she has authored twelve books, remarried and had two additional children. But life has not all been a bed of roses as a Christian. Leslie has gone on to endure great tragedy and trials, but with the hope and promises of God and His Word she has endured and overcome through Christ. Through each struggle in Resurrecting Sissy you'll find yourself enduring the youthful child's pain, comforting her loneliness, relating to her rebellion, and fighting for her will to survive. After she becomes a Christian, you will experience her joy in Christ as you take a front-seat view of her transition from a broken woman-child into a child of God and watch how, through Christ, she handles adversity, trials, and tragedy, and triumphs over her past. This compelling story will awaken you to the redeeming and resurrecting power of a God who promises to give Life to those who are broken and spiritually dead. This book is inspiring, encouraging and empowering, and one that will stay with the reader long after the last page has been turned. As one reviewer has said, "This may be the only memoir ever written that's a page turner!"
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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 10mm | 463g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508734909
  • 9781508734901

About Leslie Montgomery

Leslie Montgomery is the author and ghost-writer for over 14 books. She began writing full-time as a free-lance writer for Focus on the Family in 1996 and since that time has written for radio, television, and world-wide media. She is the mother of two children in their 30's as well as two children in elementary school. She is the grandmother of six. In her free time you can find her running around barefoot on her ranch with her children and grandchildren, playing racquetball, or doing world-wide ministry. She is passionate about writing and reaching the lost as well as motivating the body of Christ to maturity through the study of God's Word, the Bible. Her long-term dream is to build a training center for women and children who live in poverty, who, the majority of which are divorced and raising their children alone, and to help them learn how to rise above their circumstances through education, mentorship, hands-on training, and ministry. Leslie is a strong advocate of prayer and is the CEO of Leslie Montgomery's House of Prayer. You can find her on both Facebook and Twitter, and you can find out more about her and her ministry at Leslie's books include, but are not limited to: Were It Not For Grace, Stories of Women After God's Own Heart Redemptive Suffering, Lessons Learned From the Garden of Gethsemane Engaging the Enemy, A Christian Woman's Guide to Spiritual Warfare A Parent's Guide to Spiritual Warfare The Faith of Condoleezza Rice Resurrecting Sissy, A Memoir of God's Power to Breathe Life Into a Dying Soul
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