Book Title: Straining Forward
Author Name: Michelle Layer Rahal
Book Synopsis: In the early morning hours of January 31, 1968, Minh Phuong watched in horror as the Vietcong bombed her home and gunned down her father and two siblings. Though she escaped death that night, abuse, prison, and torture would follow, leading Minh Phuong to question God’s very existence.
Straining Forward provides readers with powerful insight into the minds of refugee children around the world and reveals how PTSD affects them as adults. It is a riveting journey of hope and healing that calls each of us to accountability and reminds us that even in our darkest moments, we are never truly alone.
Author Bio: MICHELLE LAYER RAHAL is a former radio news reporter, elementary school teacher, educational consultant, and published educator. She holds an undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and Master of Education degree from the University of New York at Buffalo. She now lives in Northern Virginia where she teaches Bible study classes, cooks gourmet meals for fun, and can often be found curled up with a good book. She is married to Greg, who makes her laugh every day.
Publisher Name: Xulon Press