Thank God I Died
Jane A. Chandler, author
Thank God I Died is an extraordinary memoir about the resilience of a little girl who suffered unimaginable acts of evil, only to be saved by the power of love through her death. Jane's church-going family lived a white-picket-fence facade; in public, Jane's father and oldest brother were charming and charismatic, but behind the walls of the house their depraved abuse created terror and panic. Her mother inflicted a madness of her own. Decades later, plagued by inexplicable fear and anxiety, Jane's repressed memories dramatically flooded into consciousness. Hyper-vigilant for the safety of her children, Jane cut off all ties with her family of origin. Crediting the intense love of her final near-death experience, Jane grew to understand the cycle of her abuse and the impact of forgiveness.