What began just 4 months after the tragedy is now captured in 112 pages that certainly won’t be like anything you’ve ever read. As Sheila Turrentine writes herself, “Grief is a very personal and singular progression” and her book This is my Story This is my Song is just that, her experience. Turrentine’s daughter Emilie went missing while boating with friends at Rend Lake. She was found 27 hours later. Turrentine says she was called by God to write and share her story.
“I thought I had worked through a lot of things, and then as I started typing more things started coming to the forefront. I had to deal with a lot of different issues as I was writing the book. It was healing, but my main goal was to share my story in order to comfort others or help them in any way possible.”
And what is she hoping you’ll get out of reading her story?
“With God all things are possible. You have to form a relationship with Him and allow Him to heal you and drag you kicking and screaming through the utmost horrible thing that you can possibly go through and at the end you can come out victorious… death of a child is survivable. And you can smile instead of cry.”
The book is available in hardcopy and e-book form from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse.com.