Hurricane Jerald: A Book On Forgiveness And Healing

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Hurricane Jerald is a book about forgiveness and healing. It’s also the story of my life, which is a challenging topic to write about.

I hope you check it out, and that it changes your life for the better.

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Hurricane Jerald: A Book On Forgiveness And Healing

Below is a true story, I know because it’s my story, it’s a book on forgiveness and healing. And Eventually, I find reconciliation with my abusive father. Growing up I lived in an unstable home. It brought me to a place of depression and anxiety. It took me years to get over everything. But even with finding my healing, there are little bits and pieces that like to come back.

Books on Forgiveness and healing are usually about family. And this book is about my relationship with my father. Inside of me was a missing piece, and it’d been gone so long, I didn’t even know it was gone. However, when my father passed away, that piece came home.

It was the last gift my dad gave to me. 

I miss him every day, but I’ll see him again.

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There are a lot of books out there, but my book on forgiveness and healing is a little different. First off it’s directly from the source. I’m the one who lived this life. The thought processes and reactions are mine, and it’s how I survived. My Book on Forgiveness and healing started as a way to let things go, to move on.

However, as I kept writing, I was amazed at how many other people experienced a similar life, and that terrifies me.

Hurricane Jerald is my story, and it’s a book on forgiveness and healing. I hope you enjoy it.

Hurricane Jerald A Book On Forgiveness and Healing: August 26th, 2017

The sun shined bright that day. I was driving to a meeting at a restaurant in my hometown. I rarely returned there, because I had painful memories and I didn’t want to remember. Feelings of failure and uselessness plagued the back of my mind in this city.

“Sterling, you can do this,” I told myself. It’s normal for me to talk with myself while driving. I’m pretty sure I’ve freaked out more than one motorist doing this on the highway. It’s how I process, and sometimes I need to hear my thoughts spoken out loud.

An intense feeling of terror came into my heart as I pulled into the parking lot. “18 years, God why am I doing this? Why are you bringing me into this?” There was no answer. “If I go through with this, will my family talk to me?” I sat in my car, hands on the wheel for a few minutes. “Maybe I should drive away? I can make up an excuse and deal with it later.”

Instead of driving away, I pulled the emergency brake on my car and opened the door. The walk across the parking lot was a long one. Almost like time had frozen, but I gained strength as I moved toward my fear.

This Reconciliation Came With A Stark Realization That I Might Be Hurt Again

Walking inside, I looked around. That’s when I heard the voice from the past. I could never forget it. “Sterling over here, I’ve already got a table.” It sounded happy and light-hearted. When I turned to my right, I was surprised. 18 years had passed, but the man looked the same. He had put on a few pounds, and his hair was white, but it was him. I’d recognize him anywhere.

“Hi Dad, it’s been a while,” and I sat there looking at the face of a man I almost killed.”

Hurricane Jerald, A Book On Forgiveness And Healing

Originally I wrote this story for myself. I wanted to make sense of my childhood trauma, and how I felt. My desire for writing this started when I was in my mid-20s and survived Hurricane Katrina. On one of my many trips down to the gulf coast, I was worried that I would forget all I had seen. Keep in mind it was only 3 months after the Hurricane landed.

So much was happening that I felt some documentation was required. I decided to stay up later (I wasn’t getting enough sleep anyway) every night. Because I wanted to document everything that I could. I feel that I made a good record of what happened, and what people went through.

This documentation eventually turned into a desire to write a book which eventually became Hurricane Jerald. (I have some hurricane stuff in it, but that’s mostly a metaphor) However I still want to post my short stories for Katrina, I think it’d be good to get those out in the public eye. There was a lot of tragedy, but a lot of human goodness at the same time.

You might read this and notice there are not a lot of Hurricane stories. I removed a lot of them because they generally pointed me in this direction. It became hard to add them once I started to focus on the relationship with my father. However, the Hurricane was important. It’s what made me realize that my heart was terrorized and looked like the outside.

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I hope you enjoy my book on forgiveness and healing. Writing Hurricane Jerald helped me through one of the darkest times of my life. If you’re in need of a book on forgiveness and healing, I pray that you’ll check mine out.


Hurricane Jerald A Book About Forgiveness and Healing


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E. Sterling


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9 reviews for Hurricane Jerald: A Book On Forgiveness And Healing

  1. Annie Lexen

    I couldn’t put this down! It’s a quick read and a very important message. Whatever someone’s faith, this story is relatable in processing family histories and finding a path forward. Definitely check this out if the description reminds you of any person or experience in your life.

  2. Sangeetha G

    Such a real, raw and powerful journey through self discovery, and lessons on life and love that are deep. Great read!

  3. Holly Klick

    Amazon Customer on April 29, 2018
    It’s a really raw and powerful book. I like how Sterling jumped from the pain to showing his personal choices and how he coped. That’s really the theme of the book, choices. His father hurt him, but he still had a choice to hold on or forgive and we need more of that in our culture.

  4. Amazon Customer

    Amazon Customer on Dec 09, 2018
    Some people take punches in life and they get knocked out, but then there’s people like Elijah that take those hits, and press on. This is a story about a boy becoming a man, and the bumpy road he has to take to get there.

  5. DMO

    Highly Recommend
    DMO on October 13, 2018
    This book is so inspiring about a young man growing up and becoming the opposite of what his father was. Also about his spiritual journey. Highly recommend.

  6. Jasmine Navarrette

    Couldn’t Put It Down
    Jasmine Navarrette on Dec 09, 2018
    A surprisingly transparent debut, Sterling’s coming-of-age memoir is honest, raw, and inspiring. From family confrontations to summer camp hijinks, this story of a young man wrestling with pain and identity will give readers the opportunity to look into their own hearts and find that true forgiveness is just the beginning.

  7. Justin Joiner

    Lead On!!
    Justin Joiner on Sept. 09, 2018
    Storms in our life whether good or bad sometimes take the form of individuals. But how we come through the heartaches of life is what really matters. This book shares the journey of a man growing in life through relationships. Each walk of life showed him something else that either needed to change or stay the same through his relationship. Good read!

  8. DJS

    DJS on Sept. 10, 2018
    This story is a quick read but very powerful,. Can’t wait to see if there will be a sequel.

  9. Trppel

    Curtains Jerald
    Kindle Customer Trppel on Aug 10, 2018
    This is a true story about a boy growing up with an abusive father. It is honest and touching! He grew up to be a forgiving person and kind!

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