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Emerging With Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, And the LOVE That Heals

Emerging With Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, And the LOVE That Heals
Danielle Bernock
Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW

No doubt each and every person reading this review experienced some sort of hurtful statements or emotional pain growing up.Bernock Wings Book

  • Perhaps someone in your family – maybe a grandparent – told you that you were a “mistake?” That is, you were an unwanted child, an accident?
  • Others of you were raised by parent who overzealously believed in the principle: “spare the rod and spoil the child.” To the point that you were physically abused.
  • And then there are those of us who were – at one point or another — verbally or physically abused by an authority figure? A parent or teacher? A scout leader? A friend of your parents? Perhaps even a spouse?

Unfortunately, this sort of emotional trauma, bullying and abuse used to be considered acceptable. And how many of us – having been the recipient of the message that we are “not OK” have turned around and handed out the same sort of pain to a child?
Yet, in many of these cases, if you were to go back and discuss the pain you received with the perpetrator, there’s a good chance they tell you they didn’t think they’d done anything wrong.

And yet they marked us for the rest of our lives. Author Danielle Bernock understands this. And, as you read her heart-felt story, you’ll note that she wastes no time pointing out that even our most minor day-to-day experiences and decisions can change and even transform our lives.

In her book, she uses her personal experiences to examine the “mega concepts” of good and evil, of truth, lies, pain, and the healing power of love.

Bernock shares many of her most intimate and vulnerable life moments as she examines the major concepts of validation, personal freedom and love in simple, down-to-earth language.

Though she never mentions psychologist Abraham Maslowe’s Hierarchy of Needs model, which posits that humans are motivated to reach our full capabilities once our basic human needs are met, (a huge discussion in college psychology 101 classes), Bernock’s story mirrors this model. And since Maslowe points out that we all want to be loved, protected and accepted, we’re clear Bernock has offered us a book – and a journey – that is sure to speak to everyone.

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