The Reluctant Life Lived
by Wendy Gores and Rob Roden
"Once I started reading the book, I could not put it down. I cannot tell you how many books I have purchased and never read. It seems the one I do have something important for me to learn. This book is well written, insightful, and thought provoking."
Don Ratliff, Founder of "Yes I Can" Project
"This book touches the soul in ways that defy explanation; it challenges us to search deeper and not accept the easy answers to the toughest of questions. We are called to be better people, and I am inspired and motivated to not only change my life but the world in which I live as well."
Three-time combat veteran
"I treasure the opportunity to have read this eye-opening book, and I had a hard time convincing myself to put the book down. One thing I loved was a full spectrum of emotions from heart-wrenching sorrow to tears of hope and joy."
Nancy, Registered Dental Hygienist
"Life is a journey at times, taking more determination than we believe we have all on our own. For three years, I have been free from cutting myself, from drinking, and from meth abuse. It is because of people like Rob and Wendy, who have the courage to share their story, that I know I am not alone. This book is a constant reminder of how I got to where I am today."
Mary Hill, Recovering Addict
"Very thought provoking and inspiring story of a real look at how we can change life patterns. This changed the way I think of myself and others forever. Transformational."
Harriet Carpenter, LPN
"This story inspired me to realize that no matter how bad things get, if we take responsibility for all our choices, good and bad, we can find strength deep inside us that others may see and we ourselves didn't even know we had."
Lisa Dougherty, LPN, Single Mother
(2013, paperback, 108 pages)