When Bad Things Happen to the Right Kind of People

by Paul McMonagle



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/4/2021

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781664222625
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781664222649
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781664222632

About the Book

Paul McMonagle was a student at Auburn in the spring of 2000 when about two weeks before finals, he suffered an excruciating headache while watching a movie with his girlfriend.

He stood up, threw up from the pressure, and passed out.

For the next two years, he only remembers snapshots of his life. Paramedics from the local hospital in Opelika, Alabama, transported him to East Alabama Medical Center after determining he had suffered a traumatic brain injury from a rupture of a genetic anomaly called an arteriovenous malformation or AVM.

In this book, he shares his inspiring story of what he’s learned living with such a brain injury. Over the years, he’s found at overcoming such a condition is impossible without God.

To follow Jesus means to be willing to lay down everything to pick up the cross. Within this narrative, you’ll find threads of grace, mercy, and encouragement to overcome anything—all while moving closer to the Lord.

About the Author

Paul McMonagle is a husband, father, and child of God. Born in 1981 in Pensacola, Florida, he moved with his parents to New Brockton, Alabama. After graduating from New Brockton High School, he moved to Auburn, Alabama. He suffered his first brain bleed in the spring of 2000. After rehab, he then moved to Dallas, TX where he attended Dallas Baptist University. There he met his wife, Leslie. He then received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. After this he pastored a church in Ariton, Alabama where he also obtained his Masters of Divinity. Finally, after moving to Lynchburg, VA to complete his education, he obtained his Education Specialist degrees from Liberty University. He now lives in Virginia with his wife, two daughters, and yellow lab Sumo.