Fusing a gripping coming-of-age story with a bold beacon of hope for those who are struggling to find their purpose in life, ‘Confessions of a Rambunctious Kid: A Quest for Self-Discovery and the Meaning of Life’ tells the story of author Jennifer Leigh Allison. While suffering from Sensory Processing Disorder gave Allison a unique periscope through which to view the world, it also spiraled her life into one of adversity. By surrendering her life to God, Allison has since emerged victorious to become a minister for other at-risk youths. She now takes her raw and no-holds-barred story public for the first time, hoping to help the world better understand the chaos disabled children live in, while proving to any lost soul that God does have a plan for them…
Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/08/2014 -- When ministering prisoners at events throughout the Southeast, Jennifer Leigh Allison has plenty of time to think about how unlikely her present day success really is. Allison's struggled growing up with Sensory Processing Disorder, which would eventually leave her pickled through addiction, struggling to find shelter on the streets and even falling victim to the almost-fatal grip of abusers. But it was Allison's commitment to and connection with her faith that became her savoir. In her new memoir, Allison tells the entire story.
'Confessions of a Rambunctious Kid: A Quest for Self-Discovery and the Meaning of Life' reaches out to every disabled child and adult in the world, as well as those who have resigned themselves to the false belief that God has given up on them. It's not an easy read, but a story that has to be heard.
Written with humor and transparency, this nostalgic coming-of-age memoir is about growing up in the '70s and '80s. Jennifer began her quest for self-discovery at an early age when she realized she was different from other kids. Suffering from a bizarre condition known as Sensory Processing Disorder, she has a unique perspective on life and shares her innermost thoughts and struggles. She fell into many deep potholes on her journey, which included abuse, addiction, and poverty. Ultimately, however, the challenges taught her some valuable life lessons. This story will make you laugh, cry, and cheer as you travel alongside Jennifer on the road to hope, transformation, and the meaning of life.
"My purpose for this book is twofold," explains the author. "First, I want to empower teachers, parents, and caregivers to understand how children with special needs, learning disabilities or traumatic experiences might perceive and interpret the chaotic world they're living in. My desire is to help us all become better advocates and supporters for them. But most importantly, I want to give hope to anyone who has been hurt, bullied, or feels misunderstood. We were all created by a loving God who has a specific plan for us. Our biggest challenges can oftentimes be the very things that catapult us into our greatest purpose if we surrender our lives to Him."
Continuing, "My story shows just how far God will go for all of us, often to places we don't feel worthy of. If you're looking for encouragement or an affirmation of God's love for you, you'll find it in my memoir. At the depths of my despair I felt that I was the last person God would want to reach out and touch – look at where I am now."
Since its release, the book has garnered a string of rave reviews. Katrina comments, "Excellent book! Well written and easy to read. Great insights into SPD and what is like to live with it. Her faith journey was quite twisty, but her honesty makes it so much more authentic. Love this book and highly recommend it!"
Karen Hoffman adds, "Everyone could relate to this book. We all have a story, just another title. If you know someone that is missing a part of the puzzle in their life this book would help. I wish that I had known the big picture of the puzzle in my life, which is God and having a relationship with my Father."
R Pennington praised the author's honesty, writing, "This book is an amazingly inspirational read!!!! Jennifer is very open to how she struggled, overcame and continues to deal with tough situations in life. I would suggest everyone read this book to see first-hand how faith does help you overcome life's challenges."
'Confessions of a Rambunctious Kid: A Quest for Self-Discovery and the Meaning of Life', from Tree Fort Press, is available now: http://amzn.to/1vlIsKF
It can also be purchased in digital format for Kindle, iBooks and Nook.
For more information, rambunctious stories and artwork, visit the author's website: http://jenniferleighallison.com
About Jennifer Leigh Allison
Jennifer Leigh Allison currently resides in Atlanta. She frequently volunteers with prison ministry events around the Southeast and loves sharing her testimony.