Disturbing And Heartbreaking
Finding Joy by Ellen Payne is an autobiography of a survivor of abuse. Abuse that began in childhood but continued into adulthood as Joy believed words spoken over her and labels put on her.
The tongue is a powerful; instrument and can be used to speak life or death over others. We should guard it far more often than we do.
Abuse comes in many forms. When children are abused by their parents, where do they go? Who do they tell? They believe that this is the norm or it is their fault that it is happening.
Much abuse goes undetected. It is only as people open up as adults that the floodgates open and others begin to talk.
Joy has spent her whole life living under labels. She has been searching to find out who she is and where she belongs.
Finding Joy is not always a pleasant read as the reader’s heart breaks for Joy through all the stages of her life.
The rear of the book provides helpful suggestions, sources and questions.
A powerful, heartbreaking, disturbing memoir.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.