No, not yet. I made a comment on Facebook about what my therapist noticed when I showed him this picture. He commented on the body language and saw that everyone had their hands clenched in a fist but me. My father's is half-way, the rest are clearly clenched. My therapist thought their body language indicated anger. I made the comment to a long time family friend. Sally ran with that and had to add it to the book review. Again, what this has to do with a book review, I don't know because the picture was NOT included in the book. But I digress again, or rather Sally does.
"When the jury went out to deliberate the deputy sheriff came up to Gary’s lawyer and said, “I don’t know if the kid did it or not but they will never find him guilty.” There was such little evidence and it was all circumstantial. When the jury reached their verdict, Gary was convicted on three counts of second-degree murder. Later he was transferred to the Minnesota State Prison in Stillwater."
Is Sally actually hedging on believing my story? "Any of these things could have happened and much of what she writes about probably did happen." Well there you go.
"It took us a long time to find out but a reliable source finally told us the truth. The Pardons Board had received a letter from my dad, which said that Gary had called him and threatened that he would kill the whole family as soon as he got out of prison. The letter was investigated and found to be a complete fabrication but the Pardons Board members did not have the political will to take a stand. My father promised to release his letter to the media if they released Gary and that would be the end of their political careers."
"We were devastated. It was one thing to be locked up and going through punishment for the murders Gary had committed – there was justice to that – but it was another thing entirely to know that Gary could have gotten out of prison early but would serve another thirteen years because of a lie!"
Prison calls are recorded and there was no such call made to my father. There was no threat made to him or anyone else in my family. My father was lying and the Pardons Board knew it. But my father was adamant that he would destroy their careers if Gary was released. And knowing my father, he would have found a way to do exactly that.
Sally then goes on a rant about Benny Hinn. She thinks he is a charlatan. No one was more surprised then me when God brought Benny Hinn into my life. Although I am no longer attending his crusades or involved with his ministry, I will always be thankful how God used this man in my life. At the time I was introduced to Benny Hinn's ministry, I hated preachers and had such disdain for them. I was angry at God for not protecting me from my abusive father and angry that he had not rescued me when as a little girl I prayed and cried myself to sleep. Benny Hinn's words about a merciful God who wasn't mad at me, about a kind Jesus who loved me without any conditions, and a Holy Spirit who wanted to be my comforter were like salve to my wounded heart. I will not entertain Sally with a rebuttal to her mockery. I am not asking anyone to like or agree with Benny Hinn. I don't agree with everything Benny Hinn says or does either. All I know is that God used him in my life and I will be forever grateful for that - end of story.
The rest of the book review/rant is about recovered memories. Sally indicates that she doesn't believe my story:
My "supposed abuse" did happen whether Sally believes it or not. I don't have to try to prove it to her. Another victim of my father came forward five years before my book was published. Police were convinced that we both are telling the truth. I did not know this woman - she is half my age. She was molested by my father for a year when she was a 10 year old missionary kid.
The last part of the book review goes completely off-track again as Sally goes off on her tirade to try to discredit my story by saying my allegations are "recovered memories" which she said have no basis of scientific proof. Sally says that I could not possibly remember what happened to me at the age of three. I don't remember much about that time but I sure do remember the "games" my father taught me. I didn't know it was abuse. I thought all little girls played the same games with their fathers. Sally has no training or experience in the psychiatric field so she has no basis for evaluating whether I remembered my abuse or whether these are "repressed memories". And what difference does it make anyway? I did remember my abuse and kept stuffing the pain until I finally crashed and burned. At that point, I could no longer stuff my pain. I had to deal with it or die. I don't care if Sally doesn't believe my story. She wasn't there. Only God, my father and I know what really happened all those years ago. And I am confident that when I stand before God, I will not be ashamed.
In looking over Sally's other book reviews, it seems that she often gives negative reviews so I am in good company. One thing is certain, Sally doesn't know how to write a book review. They are used to critique an author's work, not to belittle or mock them. Sally was not content to just put the review on her website, she had to also go on Amazon and continue her rant.
This is not so much of a review but another personal attack by Sally Davis. This should be removed by Amazon for the bile that it is."