Love and Forgiveness Overcome Domestic Violence in BOTHER
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong," Mahatma Gandhi once said. However, forgiving is so much easier said than done. Author Richard L. Song has firsthand experience with domestic violence. This opened his eyes to the devastation it causes. In Song's newly published novel, titled "Bother," he presents a story about this most noble act that will surely melt readers' hearts.
This book is a heartwarming story of a family that struggles through gut-wrenching events. Their faithfulness and loyalty to each other gives them the strength to survive the devastating chain of domestic violence. This book includes gentle and yet powerful story of love that is weaved through the dynamics of a modern family, and have them coming out as victors.
Jimmy is the main character who fights to keep his family intact as they face the most difficult challenges in life. His story causes readers to cheer for the protagonist as he stands firm on his trust in God through the challenges his family faces, while fighting to keep his family intact. It is a rare opportunity to read a story that has enjoyable ending, as the good overcomes the evil.
Dealing with domestic violence has become concerns for many. This story addresses such concerns but focuses on the chain of violence, rather than an isolated event. It seeks to raise awareness about the gravity of domestic violence and its possible prevention. Anyone who is familiar with the violence in society and its consequences will find "Bother" an assuring read, telling the reader that there is always hope through love and forgiveness.
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About the Author
Richard L. Song is a father of two and grandfather of six, who currently resides in Orange County, Calif. He is a navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War era. He loves animals, going to the dog beach, cooking, and traveling. He is a psychologist from U.C. Irvine and has served as youth pastor and family counselor for the past three decades. He is currently studying to become a social worker to work with the elderly and mentally-challenged individuals.
BOTHER * by Richard L. Song
A Story Of Forgiveness
Publication Date: October 23, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 207 pages; 978-1-4931-0766-7
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