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The First Stone


A Gay Daughter's Survival in a Reiligious World

Author: Samiel Kalin

Publisher: Canyonwalker Press

ISBN: 978-1619200326

LOC #: 2014939650


Publication Date: May 13, 2014

Format: Paperback


Subject Codes:

FAM014000 Family & Relationships : Death, Grief, Bereavement
PSY010000 Psychology : Psychotherapy – Counseling
Categories: , .

What a an adorable child!; many people must have said when first meeting the precocious little girl on the front cover. Like a beautiful sunset before a long storm, her life was about to enter emotional turbulence that would last for decades. Can one innocent child endure years of abuse, rejection and condemnation and emerge from that with emotional health and spiritual stability? Can you or your loved ones hope for eventual peace from the storm? The First Stone reads like a novel with surprising twists and unexpected shocks, but ends with a survivor, a true overcomer. The First Stone will expand your understanding of God’s grace and offer you reassurance during the worst of your trials.

Author Bio:

Samiel Kalin grew up as the daughter of a fundamentalist Baptist minister from south Louisiana. As a child, she lived in New Orleans and later went to the University of New Orleans. Traumatic life events took her to Dallas, Texas soon afterwards. She has lived in the North Texas area for decades and found her calling in caring for others in hospice and end of life care.


Camilla K Zimbal on May 28, 2014

“The First Stone” is an extraordinary book with a compelling, haunting and courageous story that conveys in a visceral way the powerlessness and terror of being a child at the mercy of a secret,abusive adult world,hidden in the cloak of southern religion. With tremendous candor and eloquence, Sam, explores the relationship between shame and the erosion of self-worth, and the consequent damage to interpersonal relationships and generates as well as reveals ways to transcend her feelings of shame through facing them, understanding them, and then going toward new possibilities for a loving self and an ability to love others.

This book is superb, readable, and exposes crucial revelations about the abuse of power in father- daughter relationships. It is a book that should be read and is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

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