The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child – Book Review

“As much as we all like happy endings, the trust is we are all works in progress with broken pieces and, hopefully, with repairs. We win, we lose, we carry on. We soar, we crash, we pick ourselves up. Or not. The choice is always our own.” – Tana Amen, The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child.

I read Tana Amen’s book just after Thanksgiving and was inspired by her journey toward emotional and physical health. Her memoir about growing up in poverty, neglected and abused with God’s help. It was also to discover that her husband, Daniel Amen, developed The Daniel Plan for Saddleback Church.

Although I found the book to be well written, there were a couple of major flaws. First, including Covid and the riots that took place in 2020 was unnecessary and detracted from her life story. Second, parts of her narrative sounded like commercials for her other books and those of her husband. 3 stars.

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