Resurrecting Sissy by Leslie Montgomery
A Memoir of God's Power to Breathe Life Into a Dying Soul

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Resurrecting Sissy is the unforgettable account of the life of Leslie "Sissy" Montgomery, whose family tree began when her father raped her mother and gun-point. Forced to marry her rapist at seventeen years of age by her own mother, Leslie's mom enters a marriage wrought with violence, fueled by alcohol, and justified by prejudice. Leslie is one of three children and the only girl from this union and with her father's panache for violence, driven by underlying rage, and insatiable power and control, Leslie is abused in every way imaginable by him, as well as by her grandfather and a neighbor boy. Haunted by the abuse and covered with a blanket of shame, Leslie attempts suicide for the first time at twelve years of age. When she is unsuccessful, she rebels against everything and everyone; she quits school, becomes sexually promiscuous, and jumps head first into drugs and alcohol, and doesn't look back for years to come. At nineteen, she has been married and divorced, has two children whom she's abandoned, had an abortion, been in and out of mental hospitals like they have revolving doors, and is facing five years in the Idaho State Penitentiary. No one expects Leslie to become little more than a statistic, but God has another plan. Through a series of unexpected events that can only be attributed as miracles in Leslie’s life, God sets her life onto a new path with a promise to “restore the years eaten away by the locust”. Over the course of the next ten years Leslie begins the process of healing from her past, completes school, becomes a counselor, is reunited with her children, begins writing for Focus on the Family, among other world-wide ministries and media outlets, begins her own radio program, and becomes a sought out speaker and teacher. Since that time, she has authored twelve books, remarried and had two additional children. But life has not all been a bed of roses as a Christian. Leslie has gone on to endure great tragedy and trials, but with the hope and promises of God and His Word she has endured and overcome through Christ. Through each struggle in Resurrecting Sissy you’ll find yourself enduring the youthful child’s pain, comforting her loneliness, relating to her rebellion, and fighting for her will to survive. After she becomes a Christian, you will experience her joy in Christ as you take a front-seat view of her transition from a broken woman-child into a child of God and watch how, through Christ, she handles adversity, trials, and tragedy, and triumphs over her past. This compelling story will awaken you to the redeeming and resurrecting power of a God who promises to give Life to those who are broken and spiritually dead. This book is inspiring, encouraging and empowering, and one that will stay with the reader long after the last page has been turned. As one reviewer has said, “This may be the only memoir ever written that’s a page turner!”

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Published March 23, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality.