Updated: Apr 4, 2022
Rainbows of Joy from a Diary of Despair chronicles the story of a woman married to an alcoholic after an unplanned pregnancy during her senior year of high school and her path to healing. This is her journey of enlightenment and recovery with the help of Al-Anon, her close friendship with Father LaVerne Wingert, and the friends and community at the Wakonda Prayer House. Through personal stories, journal entries, photographs, poems, and letters Lynn M. brings her struggles and triumphs to life in this inspirational book.
This story hit home very personally for me having been married to an alcoholic myself before. The descriptions of Wakonda Prayer House were most interesting and left me wishing I had a place like that to turn to during my turmoil. By including the letters from Father Wingert you get a good sense of what an extraordinary human being he was and the imprint and legacy he has left behind.
I would recommend this book, especially for people going through the strife of alcoholic family members. Readers looking for a spiritual read will find this story very fulfilling. I believe the theme of overcoming struggle is universal and inspiring for all who will read it.
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