- Title: Stuck in Reverse: Finding Joy in the Middle of Weird
- Author: Susan Louise Gabriel
- Genre: Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, Christianity
- Length: 257 pages
- Publication Date: April 15, 2020
Stuck in Reverse – Synopsis
She is forced into the fight of her life when a horrific mistake shreds her family and threatens to destroy everyone and everything she cares about. So what do you do when you’re stuck in reverse, trapped in a life that’s so bizarre, no one would believe it?
With humor and honesty, Susan Louise Gabriel takes us on a jaw-dropping journey that reveals how God uses extraordinary experiences and unimaginably painful events to shape our lives into a masterpiece.
A shy misfit with a traditional upbringing, Susan surprisingly grows up to become a notorious crusader and leader against injustice. She later transforms from a woman with a strong moral compass into a promiscuous extrovert who destroys marriages and upends lives.
False accusations, attempted suicide, life-altering medication side effects, depression, and personality changes punctuate Susan’s life and destroy hope. She retraces her steps from a low of total disbelief in God–through calamities, hardships, and weird experiences–to arrive at joy and an unshakable faith in God.
It is within adversity that Susan begins to understand God’s love, the power of faith, and what an intimate relationship with God looks like. She finds that God’s grace is so abundant, He gives us the opportunity to start over again–multiple times, if necessary–and takes care of us every step of the way, even when we don’t feel His presence. Susan ultimately learns how to let go and trust God with her life, hear God’s voice, and trust God’s timing.
Written in a quirky, conversational style, this inspirational autobiography is a message of hope to others who have struggled to conquer depression, find themselves, and turn an upended life the right way around again. Audiences will find that Stuck in Reverse: Finding Joy in the Middle of Weird is a book that deserves to be read. It’s easy to read, hard to put down, and impossible to forget.
A cross between a memoir and an autobiography, the book footnotes specific topics, such as autoimmune diseases, false accusations, genetic mutations, medication side effects, and MBTI personality types, with references to relevant articles and studies that many readers will find helpful.
If you are looking for a story that will move you–make you laugh, cry, and stare at the page in disbelief–you need to read Stuck in Reverse: Finding Joy in the Middle of Weird.
About the Author
Susan and her husband live in the country outside a small town in Texas. They have been blessed with two children, three grandchildren, four chihuahuas, and toads too numerous to count. Susan has been employed as a proposal professional for 35 years as both a writer and a manager, Susan and her husband enjoy traveling with their four dogs, which adds a level of complexity to a trip that is not unlike diving off the high board.
Susan’s husband enjoys trains and train travel, and his wish is to someday own his own railroad –not a scale model. Susan enjoys music, digital scrapbooking, and peacefully gazing out the window while watching the horse next door eat the leaves off its owners’ tree. She is easily entertained.