Belief Books, with SilverWood Books Empowered Publishing, United
Mr. Russell’s autobiography is a witness to his life journey
to faith in Christ. He shares his story in the hope that it will touch readers
who may have similar questions to his regarding matters of faith, failure,
brokenness and restoration.
Mr. Russell explains his biography is a foreword and
acknowledgments, as well as his favorite Psalm and poem.
We are all shaped by our experiences and influenced by
family events, so the author begins with early childhood memories and the
family tale of his home-birth. His father passed away when Mr. Russell was very
young, and the author draws frequently on the things he was told and believed
about his father.
Looking backward, the author analyzes his life choices in
both zeal and obedience and risk taking and being raised by a single mother as
the foundation for his personality and eventual career choices. Readers can’t
help but watch Mr. Russell’s life unfold while both cheering and wanting to
delve in and smack him for making decisions we think he should avoid. Mothers
shake their heads, wring their hands and pray.
The authors’ vulnerability in how he shares what happened to
unravel his marriage with equal culpability, his health issues and emotional
instability, and the eventual divorce is a lesson for those who may find
themselves in a similar predicament.
Mr. Russell talks openly about the divorce and his reaction,
his return to church and the resulting rededication to Christ. This story
showcases what the author has done to reclaim and turn his life around, what
his faith means to him and how he acts upon it. He offers more of his poetry
and a personal invitation to know Jesus.
More than a simple autobiography, Mr. Russell truly desires
to share his story for God’s glory as well as offer help and hope to those who
A representative of Mr. Russell requested a review prior to
tour and provided an advance reader copy.