What I love about Dr. Pat's book project is that she had a yearning to tell a story that was difficult to share. She literally ripped open the doors in consciousness to bring forward onto the page the most difficult parts of her journey. For that, she is another of my SHEROES.
"The author tells stories of her emotional suffering and how she found relief through the example of the biblical character Hagar, a slave-girl transformed to matriarch. Her writing comes from the unique perspective of one who was born into a religion named for Hagar, and whose foremothers were born into slavery. The author’s narratives move from Hagar, said to have lived 4,000 years ago,to her own modern day stories of overcoming betrayal, rape, abuse, addiction, and attempted suicide. The author, affectionately called “Dr. Pat,” has created this book with love and respect for sisters who suffer in the wilderness of loneliness, confusion, and despair. Her message is, “You, too, can find Light in the Wilderness!”