The Emotional Struggle




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/16/2007

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781434348128
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781434348111

About the Book

This book is my honest attempt at confession—a huge confession, requiring everything that had been lodged in the chambers of my soul to aid in expression. Drawing them out, I have broken the locks that kept my deepest thoughts stored away. This book means so much to me, but I know my stories. I feel them, just as you must living with yours. Yet this is just as much for you as it is for me. I typed this entire book with my left hand, solely the first finger of my left hand; it was for you. The Emotional Struggle has been a dream of mine, and it has been nearly three years in the making. It started with a year of writing everyday trying to perfect what was going to be a chance to inspire people; to understand that no matter how bad life can be at times, there is always a way out. And life can get better. But in order to get better, in order to leave the past behind, you have to fight. You have to hold your head high and know that there is a purpose for breathing at this very moment. There is always an open invitation of grace waiting for you in the pierced hands of a man who gave himself up for all humanity.

About the Author

My name is Brandon Ryan, I am 23 years of age. I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Let me tell you right up front, I have been through Hell and back. I have scars all over my body, scars that tell a story of pain, grief, and imperfection. I have struggled through out my life, and I have searched for the deepest desires of my heart. To be loved, to have a sense of self worth, to be accepted and wake up every morning with a hope that never, never dies. I have questioned my exsistence and why it is that I am given breath every single second I am alive. And the only answer I can give you that makes any sense at all, is love. A man gave his life, for me, because he first loved me. Even when I hated myself. He has gave me a new life, a life that is full of purpose, awe and wonder. To have this love means everything to me, but it started with a choice. One choice, to hand over all the pain, the depression, the thoughts of suicide, the envy and all things that we humans deal with, to have a life full of grace and a life that will not only get better now, but for all enternity. I am on a journey, and I hope you will choose to walk along side me.