My Gentle Barn : The Incredible True Story of a Place Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope Paperback
by Ellie Laks
This is the incredible true story of a place where animals heal and children learn to hope. 'When I started The Gentle Barn, some viewed it as a hobby or an obsession, some as an act of selfless devotion.
To all of those people, I want to say, You don't understand.
I'm not saving the animals; they're saving me.' Ellie Laks was just seven years old when she was abused by her childminder.
Through the troubled years that followed, animals were her salvation.
Through near bankruptcy and a devastating fire, Ellie's dedication has not diminished.
But it wasn't until she opened up the Barn to at-risk children and children with special needs that she realised how her animals could teach lessons in forgiveness and healing to others.
This is a truly inspirational memoir, full of heartbreaking stories of hope and healing.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 31/07/2014
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780099584889