For those of you who’ve never wondered why God chose to put you on this Earth, you are lucky. From a toddler I knew I wasn’t among the lucky ones.
I’d wanted to die since a toddler, born to parents who never wanted a child. To them, I was an inconvenience and an object that continued to get in the way of the lives they actually wanted to live. In order to make me pay for being alive, they chose to abuse me in every imaginable—and some unimaginable—ways.
Life didn’t improve over the years, or even decades, and I continually questioned what I’d ever done to God to allow life to treat me the way it was.
I asked Him to please send a message, anything, that could explain what I’d done. I seemed to be doing nothing more than taking up unnecessary space on the planet. His answer came in a way I never imagined, and the answer was truly a miracle.
Priests, therapists, and psychologists have time and again said, “Consider writing your life’ story. You’ve attempted suicide twice, maybe more, but your body won’t allow you to die, no matter how hard you try. The reason has to be that God wants you to accomplish a goal—not yet apparent to any of us. But when the time is ready, He’ll let you know.
“We believe with God’s intervention and by telling your story, you’ll help many people who think their lives can’t get any better. Don’t give up yet, since much is expected of you.”
Despite their pleas, I remained hesitant to reveal my life for the world to see, knowing that by doing so I’d only be opening myself to more questions and unwarranted criticism.
By all accounts, I should have died almost thirty years ago, and know that it’s only because of God’s will that I’m still alive. Priests have given me the Last Rites twice, and both time I’ve come back from the dead.
In light of those facts, I’ve reconsidered my decision about writing my story.
My autobiography is based upon religious principals, in which I believe all people are placed upon the Earth to accomplish a particular goal that God has in mind for us. That goal won’t become apparent until He is ready to reveal it to us. No matter how difficult or dangerous our life may be, or have been, we are to then decide whether we want to follow the path fate has put before us.
Hopefully, my experiences will let you see your lives as they truly are and can be, and enable you to notice the humorous side that often comes out of much sadness.
God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd is a poignant, moving, and inspirational memoir that took me on a thought-provoking journey that I will never forget. God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd called to my soul as an old friend harboring a compelling narrative that, while heartrending, is as engaging as it is entertaining and will captivate the attention of any reader!
God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd transitions through pivotal moments in Gloria’s life that nearly mirror that of Rolling Stones founder and creator, Brian Jones. Quick-witted and learning to survive on the fly, their lives parallel in many painful ways – Brian Jones was stabbed in the back by his bandmates, while Gloria suffered the same fate at her daughters’ hands. Brian Jones and Gloria Shepherd share the pain of being betrayed by the ones you should love above all others, irrevocably violating their trust in the most egregious way. Gloria Shepherd took the first steps toward a deep-rooted spiritual connection to Brian Jones when she was hired by a British investigator to ghostwrite his biography. The journey brilliantly laid before us, voracious readers, by, the remarkably talented author. Gloria Shepherd weaves a tale that is at times heartbreaking; yet, through that heartbreak a light of hope and inspiration shines brightly by bringing each of us a deeper spiritual connection and uplifting us through her positive outlook on life and inspiring passages!
I laughed tears of joy, and sobbed through gasps of pain as I felt what Gloria Shepherd had endured, which shows what a sensationally talented author she is, whose work should be treasured! God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder is unlike anything I have ever experienced. Gloria Shepherd has flawlessly brought her journey to life in stunningly vivid detail as the spirit of Brian Jones communicates with her using the cast of her autobiography as a means to bring forth the startling realization that her instincts were right regarding the circumstances surrounding his untimely death being anything but accidental.
God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd is an enlightening, honest, and incredible memoir from a resiliently exceptional woman! Gloria’s path to God is a tumultuous labyrinth shaded in deep hues of pain that resulted in dazzling embers of hope that will ignite a spark in even the darkest depths of despair.
Memoirs combined with passionate themes are among my favorite to lose myself in, they give us fervent readers, insight into a person’s fascinating life that would be lost to the sands of time otherwise! There is so much we gain when granted this insight, and our lives are enriched by the truth courageously shared in the exceptional pages of God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder! I was whisked away on a journey, which is so brilliantly descriptive that I was right there next to Gloria, learning the lessons of life along the way, and experiencing every moment not only with her but also as her!
God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd is not a tale for the faint of heart but will uplift any reader to unimaginable new heights. At a young age, Gloria experienced significant hardship and inconceivable abuse, later to realize the phenomenon of her psychic abilities when You’ve Got to Hide Your Love by The Silkies play through her radio even though her second fiancé, and popular disk jockey, Jerry revealed he didn’t have the opportunity to play it that day. However dire her circumstances, God always brought her back, and this strengthened the bond she shared with Him!
The profoundness in God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder is sensational and stirs an elixir of emotions that effortlessly compels us forward as we traverse the intricately tangled web weaving our Lady Jane with Jones in an eternal waltz that I couldn’t help but fall in love with! I found myself reading God, Brian Jones & Me at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing. Gloria Shepherd’s incredible piece of literature will have any reader turning the pages frantically without pause as her story unfolds with perfect unpredictability!
Gloria Shepherd’s story is one of the most shocking yet inspirational stories I have ever encountered. Her journey was drastic, and although the events throughout this book are of a hard-hitting nature, the primary feeling associated with this book is inspiration, since Gloria’s courage and determination to pursue God and overcome her circumstances are truly beautiful. Gloria Shepherd paints her story in such a way that it will resonate wholeheartedly with any audience, even though the core themes at the heart of this book are religious, not once does it feel like a sermon. God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder is a book that is accessible to every person because as humans, we all share, on some level, the tragedies of life as Gloria has.
Gloria Shepherd has an excellent writing style that is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout. The life lessons learned from Gloria in God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder will embolden any reader, and that is so beautiful to me because it is rare to come across a memoir that will not only entertain but also help readers!
Overall God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder is an incredibly inspirational and honest tale. It takes a lot of courage and tenacity for a person to be this honest and to tell their tale; I admire Gloria for doing just this and sharing her tale in the hope that she can help others. God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder is a masterfully crafted inspirational tale I couldn’t put down even if I wanted to! I incontestably and enthusiastically award Gloria Shepherd five stars for her profoundly extraordinary memoir God, Brian Jones & Me – the Sixties & the Rolling Stones Murder!
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