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How Does One Heal From Trauma With Insights From The Bowling
Thursday, May 23, 2024 by Lyvita Brooks

Road To Wholeness Healing from Trauma by Sarah Bowling And Isabell Bowling is a two-part book of nonfiction and fiction focusing on The Parable of The Good Samaritan. This book review contains a podcast episode where the authors share their insights on healing from trauma.

 

 

 

 

Transcript 

Book Review

 

There are so many books you could read about healing from trauma. And yet, I have found one that not only provides information on this topic but also helps you see it played out in 2024. As a person who is presently, working towards healing, this book was very helpful.

It’s written in two parts by a mother-daughter team, Sarah Bowling and Isabell Bowling. Isabell brings the information we have gleamed from, her mother, Sarah, into a modern day allegory. The story focuses on The Parable of The Good Samaritan found in Luke 10:25 -35. They took a few verses, made it into a self-help book with thought-provoking questions and a heartfelt gripping fiction story, which was easy to read.

The questions were so comprehensive until after chapter four, I skipped them in order finish the book. I was not disappointed because the allegory brought everything to life. Very relatable. Gripping to the core of one’s beliefs. Makes you wonder which character are you in The Parable of The Good Samaritan.

I liked that they didn’t conclude the book with the allegory, but with an Epilogue which gave a practical way to help one on their road to wholeness.

 

Suggested Readers

 

What made this book unique is its ability to be used in Bible study but also a book club, with support. The opportunity to learn the history behind the priesthood, Levites and the culture at that time would spark the enthusiasm of any growing believer. And yet, booklovers who love reading and talking about a book that is relatable, well that is exceptional.

This is not a book to engage in alone, if you are going to focus on answering the questions. One will definitely, need an accountability partner or another person who can help sort out all the intrigue details of healing from trauma. This is why I would recommend therapist and counselors check out this book. It could be the guide needed for group discussions and giving some partcipants a reason to buddy up.

 

Concerns About The Book

 

My concerns are about the questions found in the book. Some of them are so intense until you could spend more time digesting them than completing the book. This is why I suggest having an accountability partner or reading this with a group of people, if healing from trauma is what you want to do.

If your goal is to read the book as a nonfiction, fiction reader, than I’d suggest skipping the questions because they will bog you down. Rather this book has questions or not, the information and relatable story make it worth the read. Whatever one takes away from this book, will have an impact on your walk with Christ.

 

Ratings yes

  • 5 star for uniqueness in presenting a book on this topic
  • 4 star for page turner (questions can slow you down - too intense)
  • 5 star – Loved It
  • No profanity
  • Easy Read

Lyvita Brooks enjoys hanging out with Jesus, which is the name of her podcast, Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast. There are times her guest will gift her with a book to read. This is one of those times. As she shares with her guest and now you, she will write her opinion as she sees it and offer up any suggestions that will help, you, her listeners and readers grow in Christ and be more productive. Join Lyvita on CreateSpace, the newsletter that equips and encourages you.



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