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He Was There All the Time--

from the Lowest Valley to the Mountain Top!

by Reverend Mary Ellen Brod



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/20/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781664211025
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781664211049
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781664211032

About the Book

Born into a large loving Catholic family, Mary Ellen’s life was happy and wonderful. When she was just 11 years old, tragedy struck with the sudden unexpected death of her beloved father. The family was devastated. Sadness, insecurity and lack of self-esteem took over Mary Ellen’s life. At the tender age of 16, desperately looking for love and acceptance, she unwittingly enters into a controlling, abusive, alcohol-fueled marriage. Over the years, this union blesses her with five wonderful children; but sadly the abuse at the hands of her husband only accelerates. Her reality of being a high-school dropout, possessing no job skills, her inability to drive a car, along with living in constant fear of her husband’s threats and violent wrath, force Mary Ellen to remain in this toxic marriage for over two decades. Though she attended Mass every week and prayed to the Virgin Mary faithfully, she felt so alone. Searching for help, she begins reading a Bible that lay in her home for many years, but not once opened. Reading God’s word was amazing and sparked a deep spiritual hunger in her soul. Through this Holy Bible, she is formally introduced to Jesus Christ, and begins her transformation and spiritual journey through His love and salvation. She is able to break free of her chains of shame and inadequacy and find strength and hope in Him. You will experience laughter, tears and inspiration as you read this very personal and candid memoir of adversity, survival and triumph through the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

About the Author

First-time author, Mary Ellen Brod, shares her remarkable story of personal hardships and amazing triumphs she has experienced over the past 84 years of her life. At 42-years-old, Mary Ellen surrendered her life over to Jesus Christ and through this book shares her extraordinary story of overcoming emotional, physical and spiritual adversities, and achieving her life’s dreams and ultimate victories through God’s love and promises. Mary Ellen earned an Associate’s Degree from Illinois Central College. She graduated at the age of 49 from the Methodist School of Nursing, and worked as a registered nurse until her retirement. At the age of 75, Reverend Mary Ellen Brod graduated from Western Bible College and is a licensed minister within the Assembly of God Church. To this day, she continues to serve the Lord and spread His Word.