From Darkness to Light: My Journey Back from a Brain Filled with Blood

From Darkness to Light: My Journey Back from a Brain Filled with Blood

by Lynn Christopher Roby


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From the first words of Lynn's rousing story about her life of miracles, you take a journey of faith, courage and hope.

Lynn clearly believes that her creator allowed her to survive a ruptured brain aneurysm because "her work here was not done". The pain that Lynn encountered after she had brain surgery was so debilitating that she sought out holistic healing techniques like yoga and acupuncture. This led her to become a registered yoga teacher and founder of the Gettysburg Holistic Health Center. Prior to her aneurysm, you hear about her surrender to and recovery from alcoholism and her career helping thousands of individuals recover from this deadly disease. This is just some of Lynn's inspirational story. you will have to turn the pages to experience the rest and see how it all turns out.

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ISBN-13: 9781432736897
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 07/08/2009
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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From Darkness to Light: My Journey Back from a Brain Filled with Blood 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
VickiLN on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The author shows tremendous courage and faith on her journey to recover not only from a brain aneurysm, but form alcohol before that. It is a very inspirational and touching account of how she overcomes these and other obstacles in her life. Not only does she fight her way back, but she also reaches out to help others. This is a very quick read and it is a book that I think everyone would find inspirational and helpful, especially those who are going through or know someone going through their own challenges.
haleyknitz More than 1 year ago
Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Lynn tells the story of her aneurysm, her life before and after, and her walk with God. She recalls her aneurysm and tells the sad and frightening story of her trials trying to get through it. Living through an aneurysm is hard-I had no idea how hard! She went through constant pain and a lot of depression. She also talks about her alcoholism early in life, mentions her sexual abuse, and her early depression. Eventually, after the aneurysm, she was able to heal enough to start her work for the Lord, opening a clinic to help people through the things she has gone through. <br> <br> Thoughts: Lynn's story is amazing and inspiring. This books shows how the bible verse "all things work together for good" plays out in real life. Lynn never would have been able to help the people she helped, or save the lives she helped save, if it hadn't been for her very rough life. <br> <br> Writing: The writing style and prose was tough to read in that it felt very choppy, had a lot of fragments, and quite a few typos, giving it an overall casual feel. The pacing was also a bit fast through the aneurysm, and slow through the rest. I found it difficult to read during the section where she explained the "12 steps to A.A." which she explained in detail and then related it to her experiences, and showed how she used them through her life as a recovering alcoholic and getting through the aneurysm. The layout was a bit hard to follow, too. She starts with the aneurysm, then the healing process, then backtracks to tell about her alcoholism and depression, divorce, and second marriage before she finishes the story of what happened after the aneurysm. It was a little confusing, but once I saw what she was doing, it was easier to follow. <br> <br> Content: There was no language or sex. She does mention God very often, as it is a memoir of a Christian's suffering, but does not leave you with the feeling that you've been "preached to." <br> <br> Recommendation: Ages 13+ because of reference to alcohol. I really enjoyed this book-it had its on-the-edge-of-your-seat moments, its sad sections, and its happy parts.
le44ah More than 1 year ago
This book was a fantastic story of courage and optimism. The author shares her nightmare about how she had a horrible aneurysm and the ordeal that comes with that kind of trauma. It was a long tumultuous process that leaves her frustrated. Finally she is able to listen to her heart and to God to find the strength to make her recovery. She learns all about alternative and holistic healing that helps her take control of her life after the aneurysm. This book then relates her story back to helping others with healing and applying it to addiction as well. It is truly inspiring and thought provoking and I have recommended to many of my friends.