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Mitchell is one of the last lifers raised in an American orphanage. Left by a dysfunctional family in an Illinois childrens home, he grew up with kids who were not friends but rather co-survivors. After becoming a Christian as a teenager, Mitchell found what he was looking for--home and family--in a relationship with God. (Motivation)

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"Mitchell is a respected financial consultant and a dedicated youth advocate, but what's not well known is that he had a tumultuous childhood. His memoir reveals his life in an orphanage after his mother abandoned him at age 3, as well as his struggle to find love and acceptance and learn to trust. Mitchell knew his mentally ill mother, who once kidnapped him from the orphanage, but had no real memories of his father, who attempted suicide but ended up brain damaged. His maternal grandmother was the boy's anchor, but she couldn't raise him, which only added to his confusion. He teetered on the edge of disaster as he matured, but at age 17 he prayed, 'Jesus, if You are real, come into my nightmare. Forgive me of my sins and change me.' Mitchell's story is inspiring both for its spiritual dimension and its conventional Horatio Alger narrative. The facts of his case are also verifiably true, which Mitchell and the publisher take pains to ensure in part through the Web site www.amillionlittleproofs.com, which offers .pdf versions of documents from Mitchell's past. His memoir will appeal to adults with difficult pasts, those who work with troubled kids and anyone who revels in seeing God change a life. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Rob Mitchell is one of the last lifers raised in an American orphanage. Left by a dysfunctional family in an Illinois children's home, he grew up with kids who were not friends but rather co-survivors. After becoming a Christian as a teenager, Rob found what he was looking for, home and family, in a relationship with God. Rob was able to overcome his past, forgiving his relatives and forging healthy family relationships of his own.

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ISBN:
9781589974340
Author:
Mitchell, R. B.
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Orphans
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Adult children of dysfunctional families
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Mitchell, R. B
Subject:
Biography - General
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Series:
Focus on the Family Books
Publication Date:
20070531
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
249
Dimensions:
8.22x6.82x.60 in. .68 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mitchell is a respected financial consultant and a dedicated youth advocate, but what's not well known is that he had a tumultuous childhood. His memoir reveals his life in an orphanage after his mother abandoned him at age 3, as well as his struggle to find love and acceptance and learn to trust. Mitchell knew his mentally ill mother, who once kidnapped him from the orphanage, but had no real memories of his father, who attempted suicide but ended up brain damaged. His maternal grandmother was the boy's anchor, but she couldn't raise him, which only added to his confusion. He teetered on the edge of disaster as he matured, but at age 17 he prayed, 'Jesus, if You are real, come into my nightmare. Forgive me of my sins and change me.' Mitchell's story is inspiring both for its spiritual dimension and its conventional Horatio Alger narrative. The facts of his case are also verifiably true, which Mitchell and the publisher take pains to ensure in part through the Web site www.amillionlittleproofs.com, which offers .pdf versions of documents from Mitchell's past. His memoir will appeal to adults with difficult pasts, those who work with troubled kids and anyone who revels in seeing God change a life. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Rob Mitchell is one of the last lifers raised in an American orphanage. Left by a dysfunctional family in an Illinois children's home, he grew up with kids who were not friends but rather co-survivors. After becoming a Christian as a teenager, Rob found what he was looking for, home and family, in a relationship with God. Rob was able to overcome his past, forgiving his relatives and forging healthy family relationships of his own.
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