Teen Challenge's Employee Ealum McDonald Forges Forward With Forgiveness

Monday, May 05, 2014

Forgiving those who have wronged you is no easy feat. Forgiving one parent for killing the other is nearly impossible. For author Ealum McDonald, teacher's assistant with Teen Challenge of the Mid-South in Chattanooga, this level of forgiveness could only be achieved with the help of God.

In “Anchor in the Past: A Chart for the Future,” Mr. McDonald shares intimate details from his childhood about his father’s abuse and the violent death of his mother.  When his father is sent to prison, Mr.

McDonald and his siblings are moved to Tennessee to live with their grandparents.

Mr. McDonald lived many of his teenaged years consumed with hatred for his father. It was not until his employment at a church that he sought the help of God.

“I want my readers to know that God’s grace is necessary to help them forgive,” Mr. McDonald said. “The book applies to anyone who needs to forgive someone. Forgiveness helps the person doing the forgiving, not necessarily the perpetrator of the injustice.”

While inspiring and encouraging others to seek spiritual guidance and tolerance, Mr. McDonald is also working toward earning his B.A. from the Covington Theological Seminary.

Mr. McDonald's book, “Anchor in the Past: A Chart for the Future” is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and CrossBooks, ISBN: 978-1-4627-3278-4; Paperback: 978-1-4627-3279-1. 

 


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