This is a nonfiction book about a young woman, Crystal McVea, who had continuous strife in her life. She was raped when she was three years old, then endured more sexual abuse, and her family history was violent. She had a baby out of wedlock at age 17 and an abortion soon after. She tried drugs and dated the wrong men. She struggled with balancing two jobs, taking care of her children, and studying to be a grade school teacher. Her young son was hit by a car and almost died.
Finally she met and married a wonderful and godly man and had twins with him. The twins almost died as they were only two and four pounds at birth. Later in 2009 Crystal had surgery that went wrong, and she died for nine minutes. During this time she was with God who made her realilze all the abuse she had endured was not her fault and she had a new purpose in life.
After she healed, God would "nudge" her often to tell her story of abuse and of her glorious visit to heaven. Eventually she was guided to meet persons to help her write her book. By telling her story she helped other victims to also heal, and she spread God's message of love and redemption to all. Alex Tresniowski, who wrote "The Invisible Thread", helped her write the book.
I thought the book was very interesting and worth reading. It was amazing she didn't die, especially since her drunk stepfather took a shotgun and shot a hole in the wall a foot above her head while she was sleeping. Her family was also in two horrible storms on the highway. Oklahoma has many sudden tornadoes.