I would be released from the padded cell, the straight jacket, the isolation from others. The fear and despair remained wherever I went...There was no lock on any door anywhere, no cell with bars, that could hold me captive more than the entrapment of my mind, my thoughts, and my memories. I knew the torture of the damned, and I lived that way for years.
Mary Manna spent many years in and out of mental institutions, battling the demons of her past. Her life was fraught with major depression, schizophrenia, sexual repression, and eating disorders. Shock treatments and pills, psychiatrists and hospitals, padded cells and locked wards made up her existence for years on end. Even in the midst of all of this, she somehow knew that God had a plan for her life and it was not for her to live in captivity. In this inspirational story, Mary tells how a glimmer of hope erupted in her life and God's light pierced the darkness and despair of her soul.
Through Christ, she claims victory against impossible odds. With God's help and guidance, she builds a healthy relationship with a loving husband, heals from even her deepest psychological wounds, and discovers that even someone with her past can be used in God's ministry. Follow Mary's journey as she candidly tells how God took her From Mayhem to Manna.
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