Rock Springs Author Attempts To Help Troubled Family Members

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Please Stop Licking the Window by author Carol Gilreath describes the difficulties a family encounters as they travel down the road of addiction with their son.   

Review for Please Stop Licking the Window: 

Many families of addiction will be able to relate to the stories in this book.  It is written with an interesting twist of nursery rhymes revised to describe a young man's attempt at an ordinary life. 

In this families attempt at normalcy, one realizes that a life guided by Christ will never be normal, because He specializes in the unbelievable.  The faith of a mother, the grace of the Lord, and the undeniable hold of addiction are all combined in this story of a boy who always seems to be just beyond the window. 

Ms. Gilreath, although her experience as an author is limited, she has become quite the expert on coping with an addict in the home.  She is the mother of three and has been married to her husband for 32 years.  The helplessness this mother felt as her young son dove into the depths of addiction forced her to realize that there is very little control over some obstacles in life.  

A wide range of emotions are expressed by this author as the life of her child is torn apart.  This book is the product of many sleepless nights and thousands of prayers.  It is the sincere prayer of this author that this book will help another family to find a source of hope and faith in their time of need.  The author's firm belief in life is that the Lord holds us firmly in His hands, and close to His heart.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.


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