The true story of one woman's struggles and a modern-day fairy tale of success against all odds!
This autobiography by author and webmaster, Carmen Welker, is a straight-forward, no-nonsense expose' about the ramifications of childhood sexual abuse. Her story, which unfolds chronologically from early childhood on in post-war Germany, is one of rejection, mental and physical abuse and indescribable horrors at the hands of her alcoholic mother (a prostitute who was married a total of eight times) and an adoptive father (an American soldier - a First Sergeant - who happened to be a raving pedophile).
Born in post-war Germany near the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Carmen was given away at birth and placed with foster parents until the age of nine, when she was literally ripped from her foster mother's arms by her natural mother who was unable to leave Germany with her new, American husband as long as she had children in foster care. Carmen's two half-brothers had been adopted, so she was the only impediment to her mother's chosen new life. Because Carmen's foster family was unable to adopt her, her mother's only viable and quickest option was to take Carmen back.
Sentenced to several years of mental, physical and sexual abuse with her "new parents," Carmen ultimately joined the U.S. Army at age 18, where she ultimately made it to the highest enlisted rank in the field of journalism.
Her personal life, however, remained in shambles - thanks to Satan, who makes it extremely hard to emerge from our self-made "ruts" and ensures that our "baggage" keeps following us ... as long as we choose to hang onto it....
She was 44 years old when the Holy Spirit opened her mind to God, who completely delivered her from the horrors of her past and provided healing from the inside out.
Today, Carmen is an ordained Messianic Rabbi and Associate Professor at an online yeshiva (seminary), and spends her time leading others to the Truth of YAHWEH/Yeshua/Torah. She has authored several books, and had the distinct privilege of being the editor of the Aramaic English New Testament.
"Rags to Rabbi" reveals the struggle between YAHWEH and Satan in our lives, and shows that there IS healing through faith and obedience!
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This book should be required reading for every pedophile or sexual predator, as it is an "in your face" description of how their actions can ruin the lives of innocent victims!