February 10, 2017

Lone Star Book Blog Tours : Gathering Courage by T. A. McMullin


GATHERING COURAGE

A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, 
Adversity, and a Reading Disability

by
T.A. McMullin

Genre: Inspirational Memoir
Publisher: Gathering Courage Media
Date of Publication: January 19, 2016
Number of Pages: 222

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Why do some people find success despite hardships and 
others sink into a pit of despair?

Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. “Terry” McMullin is the author's incredible, award-winning memoir meant to inspire hope and encouragement to those who are going through tough times.

Terry dusted off the hurt from abandonment, rejection by her adoptive parents, dyslexia, shock of placement in a foster home, and a life-altering accident. Her faith and tenacity along with the internal desire to overcome is thought provoking as Terry worked her way through Texas A&M University. Terry’s life transformed from a broken-hearted child who could barely make out words in elementary school to a distinguished educator and writer who encourages young people to work hard and achieve their greatest aspirations.

Any reader who loves a true story with a Christian focus should definitely read this book. Learn about the special love for rescued animals and how they played a part in healing hurts and encouraging success.


PRAISE FOR GATHERING COURAGE:
 
*North American Book Awards, 2015 Winner


"Gathering Courage is an American story filled with adversity, triumphs, heartbreaks, and great personal victory. . . I give this epic book five stars. I held my breath after every chapter and you will too! -- Charmaine Carraway, writer ​for the HUFFINGTON POST


"Overall, this memoir is a testament to the endurance of the human spirit in the face of emotional and physical pain. The author consistently notes the need for love and encouragement when dealing with both people and animals as well as the necessity of prayer and thankfulness; it's almost a rhythmic incantation in the text. Readers will feel as if they're walking alongside McMullin as she tells her story and advises readers how they, too, can survive setbacks. -- KIRKUS REVIEW


"Gathering Courage is a truly moving read that will touch many hearts and positively inspire them to touch the lives of others.” -- Faridah Nassozi, READERS' FAVORITE


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Gathering Courage is unlike any memoir I have ever read before, in the sense that Terry went through so much heartache to be the giving person she is today. Terry was born and placed immediately into a orphanage and soon adopted in a family. Her adopted parents never put much faith into Terry and because of her dyslexia, they placed her in a foster care which blew my mind on why would a family do that to their child.

As Terry grew up and overcame her dyslexia with the help of certain family members who did care enough to see her through anything. I loved how her love of horses got her through some pretty bad times in her life and how everything she went through, she remained a selfless and giving person. This story is something that everyone needs to read during a low point to show that anything is possible if you just put your faith in God, great things will happen!

Thank You to T.A. McMullin for sharing your journey with the world!


I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours!


 


Award winning Gathering Courage author, T. A. “Terry” McMullin, knows as well as anyone that hard times are a part of the journey of life.

Terry was born in an orphanage, then adopted, and made a foster child by her parents.  Because Terry struggled with reading, comprehension, and spelling, she was placed in a foster home at the age of nine.  As a child in the 1960s, hardly anyone recognized the learning issues related to dyslexia. The struggle to learn continued through high school.

From her deep faith in the Lord, Terry developed an internal desire to excel, no matter the obstacle, no matter the situation. Pushing adversity and a reading disability aside, Terry enrolled in college. While attending college and working full-time, Terry taught herself how to read and study.  With pure grit and determination, Terry succeeded and earned  Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas A&M University.

At crucial points in her life, Terry found people who showed her unconditional love and encouragement. Terry gained gratification, emotional, and spiritual support from working with horses and dogs. The encouragement from others made Terry’s life better so she vowed to be a champion for others who needed help.

Terry lives on a small ranch in Texas, a forever home, with her horses, donkeys, and rescued border collie dogs.


  

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