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  • SubGenre:Religious
  • Language:English
  • Pages:238
  • eBook ISBN:9781667885759
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667885742

The God of Hope

From Poverty, Emptiness, and Mental Illness, to Experiencing God

by Matthew L. Talley View author's profile page

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Immersed in Christian charismatic religiosity by two schizophrenic parents, a young man finds only isolation, poverty, and abuse within a large family struggling to survive.
The GOD of HOPE: From Poverty, Emptiness, and Mental Illness to Experiencing God is a shocking and inspirational memoir of a survivor who miraculously overcomes trauma by finding his own identity, faith, and hope despite growing up with deeply religious, yet schizophrenic parents. Circumstances shape his worldview, resulting in shame, anger, and agnosticism, culminating in nihilism. After a series of extraordinary events, his dark skepticism becomes no longer viable. The author takes the reader through a series of extraordinary experiences where the seemingly meaninglessness of life crosses paths with God and the need for hope.
About the author
Matthew Talley has worked in the field of behavioral health for over 20 years. He began in the profession as a residential counselor for adolescents suffering from serious emotional disturbance. He currently works with and advocates for adults experiencing chronic mental illness, including those challenged with substance use disorder, and homelessness. In 2017, he was the recipient of the San Bernardino County "Contract Staff of the Year Award." Over the last 15 years, his passion has been researching classical apologetics. Matthew resides in Southern California with his spouse Tiffany, daughter Krystina, and their two dogs, Socks and Peanut.

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