Wednesday, October 14, 2015

We Never Left You by Beth and Rick Olsen with Andrea Cagen

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We Never Left You
By Beth and Rick Olsen with Andrea Cagan
Genre: Memoir

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Synopsis: After unspeakable tragedy, one couple must forge their own path to healing in the bittersweet true story, We Never Left You.

One moment, Beth and Rick Olsen were enjoying an ordinary life filled with all the joys and frustrations of raising their two children, Jessica and Joshua. The next moment, a drunk driver plowed through a red light at eighty miles per hour, hitting their van and changing everything.
The death of both their children launched Beth and Rick down a long and winding path toward simple survival—and eventual healing. As shock gave way to the cruel reality of their loss, they began receiving messages that proved the existence of life after death—a welcome sign that aided them in moving forward.
The Olsens soon attempted traditional healing methods but quickly found that counseling did nothing to help them get a grasp on their monumental loss. They then turned to nontraditional approaches—a decision that led them to Peru. It was there they finally began to undergo the immense physical, mental, and emotional changes that allowed them to understand everything—including the accident—happens for a reason.

Review: One of the most inspiring stories I've read this year. We get to hear from both Beth and Rick, showing each one's journey through the most unimaginable tragedy toward a place of healing. As a parent myself, I was blessed by this story, and by the hope it offers.

This is a very emotional read, so you might want to keep some tissues handy--as well as freeing up an entire afternoon for reading it, as you are NOT going to want to put it down once you start. 

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Five stars

About the authors
Beth and Rick Olsen, married since 1987, experienced unimaginable loss when their two children were killed by a drunk driver in 1999. We Never Left You is their story of healing, written to help others who have suffered tragedy. The Olsens now live in Glenbeulah, Wisconsin, with their three children.

Andrea Cagan has been writing, ghostwriting, collaborating, and editing for over twenty years. She has had more than twelve books appear on bestseller lists, including four that were number-one New York Times and LA Times bestsellers. Over the years, she has specialized in topics of social value and worked with celebrities such as Magic Johnson, Marianne Williamson, and Grace Slick.

Twitter: @wnly99
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