It’s hard to be at the end of your rope. Perhaps it’s the mistakes you’ve made, or maybe it’s the lot life has handed to you. Whatever it is, you’ve reached the bottom, and all you have left is hope…hope that you’ll discover the answer, hope that there’s an easier way, hope that someone will reach out and pull you back up.
This holiday season, curl up with two books that will change your life. Husband and wife, Shawn and Crissi Langwell, share stories of hope, grit, and second chances through memoir, Beyond Recovery, and novel The Road to Hope.
A Journey of Grace, Love, and Forgiveness
From staggering into his first meeting for recovery, to the moment he knew another drink would kill him, Beyond Recovery offers an intimate glimpse into the life of an alcoholic. Shawn Langwell gives a front row seat to what it looks like to hit bottom, and the slow process of healing one day at a time.
Through stories that start from childhood, Langwell reveals his painful journey of innocence lost as he grew up in the 1960s surrounded by drugs and free love. He shares about his hippie upbringing in the San Francisco Bay Area, the devastating moment his father abandoned his family, and his role of growing up fast and picking up the pieces. He also shares the shame and discomfort he felt as the child of an absent father, and how alcohol became his escape.
In this transparent memoir, Langwell divulges his downward spiral into addiction, his decision to get sober, and the tools he used to help him handle life’s tragedies without turning to the bottle.
Purchase Beyond Recovery here.
Connect with Shawn Langwell at shawnlangwell.com.
The Road to Hope:
Book 1 of the Hope series
The majority of us don’t really anticipate the worst happening to us. After all, bad things only happen to other people. And we don’t get to choose when other people become us.
Jill Johnson and Maddie Russo are two mothers who experience the earth-shattering impact of separate tragedies. Both 35-year-old Jill and 16-year-old Maddie fall victim to their personal circumstance, succumbing to a life neither of them plans for herself. But a brief encounter between the two of them forces the path of their lives to change course, offering light to their despair, and setting a journey where hope leads the way.
In The Road to Hope, Crissi Langwell paints a portrait of grief and affliction, opening the wounds of life’s calamities. But with a glimpse of a possible new direction, Crissi reveals the emergence of strength, and the beauty that exists when hope prevails.
Purchase The Road to Hope here.
Be sure to also check out the rest of the Hope series:
Book 2: Hope at the Crossroads
Book 3: Hope for the Broken Girl
Find out more about the Hope series here.
Connect with Crissi Langwell at crissilangwell.com.