Desiring to care deeply for the children and youth of their church, pastors Will and Irene Peace find themselves intricately involved with a family whose ten children have been severely affected by a web of violence and abuse.
When two of the children are picked up by Social Services because of the abuse, Will and Irene become foster parents, hoping they can protect the children and provide a safe environment where they can begin to heal. Irene shares the struggles she and her husband experience after learning of their own children's abuse at the hand of one of their foster daughters. REVIEWS "A beautiful (and true) rendering of how forgiveness can bring healing and restore joy in even the most painful experiences... Those who have experienced deep violation and abuse will find this true story of God's redemption through forgiveness a balm for their own wounds..." - Dana Wichterman, BFF of the author "Told with truth and heart, this is the journey of one family's struggle with that worst parents fear: abuse of their own children. Striking and resonant, their amazing story of forgiveness and hope is an inspiration to all." - S. Freele, Author and Editor "Suffering is hard enough, but when those closest to you suffer, it can rip you apart. Read how one family chose, by God's grace, the hard but higher road to turn 'bitter' into 'better.'" - Reviewer, May 1, 2012