Stolen But Not Lost  -     By: Janet Tombow
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Carpenters Son Publishing / 2012 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Carpenters Son Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0984977112
ISBN-13: 9780984977116
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  1. Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Stolen but not Lost will move you to tears
    June 15, 2014
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Stolen But Not Lost

    By Janet Tombow

    Stolen but not Lost is one woman's journey to discover the truth behind her mother's abandonment, what she learns is not what she expected.

    When her mother leaves Janet behind her father soon marries again giving Janet a new mother. But Janet's childhood was not happy as she was frequently abused by her step-mother. The insecurities that became part of Janet's personality kept her from seeking the truth for years.

    The journey to the truth that Janet embarks on will at time bring you to tears. This is one woman's journey to healing and freedom.

    I was provided a copy of this book through TBCN/BookFun.org in exchange for my honest review.
  2. Norfolk, VA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    After 45 years.........
    April 11, 2014
    Fran
    Norfolk, VA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    At five years old, a little girl is taken from her mother by her father. A year later he marries and her step-mother becomes disciplinarian. She was told her mother no longer wanted her______then the abuse____.

    "Stolen but not Lost" by Janet Tombow is the story of her life. Little does she know the journey God has prepared for her. An accident on an airplane begins the journey through the pain and lies and then to the ultimate end - a reunion.

    Janet shows us how God worked his mysterious ways through her life. She helps us to understand that by yielding to God and his will, real miracles can happen in anyone's life as it did in hers.

    The next to last chapter is devoted to "Lessons Learned" to reinforce what she learned in her incredible journey.

    Finally, the last chapter gives you search resources for finding missing persons. While most of this was used in the late 90's, is it still applicable today. She shows places to start your search for information that could be close at hand and then spread out from there.

    As Janet says at the end of her book - Whatever is "stolen" can be restored and replenished__in abundance. How true that is.

    I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
  3. Indiana
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    wonderful book
    April 8, 2014
    joeym11
    Indiana
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Stolen but not Lost

    By: Janet Tombow

    This is a wonderful book written by Janet Tombow of her own life experiences. The story of lost time between a mother and a daughter. Can they regain after all these years a love and a bonding relationship? What a painful life Janet went through growing up. Dark secrets kept that changed the life of a child. A hard traveled path will it lead to rewards. Can she follow God's will for her life? Had my verse in it that helps me out a lot. " I can do all things through Christ, who strengtheneth me. " Philippians 4:13. I liked the 5 lessons learned in the book. I think if we held these dear to us we to can be FOUND

    F - Find the truth

    O - Open up to counseling

    U - Uncover miracles available to you

    N - Never think it's too late for dreams to come true

    D - Don't delay to obey

    If God wants us to something we better do it.

    "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." Roman's 8:28. I love all the scriptures.
  4. Canada
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    God is a Miracle working God!
    March 4, 2014
    shanfromcan
    Canada
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    STOLEN BUT NOT LOST

    by Janet Tombow

    This is the true, but hard to fathom, story of a little girl whom was daily abused by her step-mom. We know it exists, but it still amazes me that anyone, but especially a parent/step-parent could treat their little one so. But it is more than this, it is a story of God's miraculous handiwork, and it all starts with an accident on a plane.

    Being hit on the head while on a plane, is really a HIT IN THE HEAD and the beginning of a journey that only God could have planned, and seen carried out. When pain meds were not touching the headahes which were getting worse, Janet is sent to "a Christian Family Counselor who had 'experience with techniques to control or minimize severe headache pain.'" pg. 8

    Even though she goes, with a tightly closed mind, God is at work from the very first session and Janet will face many issues as she comes to terms with having been an abused child. At just 5 she moves from living with her maternal grandparents and dad in Ohio, to California with her dad and his grandparents. She never sees her maternal grandparents again. Sadly she has no memories of this young part of her life.

    At 6, her dad remarries and her stepmom shares with this young child the two conditions that had to be met for her to marry:

    "First, she required father to move my great-grandparents out of the house before the marriage.

    Second, she immediately became the family disciplinarian. This is a mild label for a terrible time in my life." pg. 10

    This little one faced physical, and verbal abuse, daily. When she threatened to tell dad the punishment became more violent and when she said, "I'm going to tell my Mommy on you!" She would counter with, "Your mother didn't want you or love you, so don't think she will be able to help you!" pg. 11

    There were other lies such as her mom trying to kill her, or running off with another man. All this by an adult, entrusted with the care of this little one by her father, whom she used and abused daily. It turns my stomach and was hard to read, hard to believe that anyone could be this outright cruel to a living being, and one so small, and yet we read and hear of stories almost daily.

    Long after the physical abuse stops the verbal abuse, continues, and can be just as detrimental as physical, if not more so. You know the boundaries, or are guilted into remembering them, and therefore unable to move forward.

    There were conflicting messages, including lying to her father, but then being punished on other ocassions. for this very thing. Perhaps her dad didn't know she was being abused, but then he would drive the car to "City of Hope" with Janet and her packed bag as she 'was a bad girl'. How awful for this little one, first mom apparently didn't want her, obviously the step-mom didn't, and now even her father.

    And then her dad leaves not only the step-mom, but Janet as well, for another woman. So now both parents have left her, and she is left facing the daily abuse.

    Finally, one day when her step mom goes to hit her, "I grabbed her wrist and in a very firm voice said, "Don't you EVER hit me again!...I was 47 years old.' pg.24

    Each chapter starts with a Bible verse, setting the tone of the chapter, preparing you for what is to come, and what God is doing and chapter 3 is full of verses as she faces being reunited with her mom, and her reactions, emotions and lessons learned.

    "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

    2 Timothy 1:7

    pg. 53

    Being so affectionately welcomed by her mom, Janet recalls "The Bible verse in 1 Peter 1:8 talks about 'rejoicing with joy unspeakable,' but I never understood that phrase until that moment." pg 53

    "However, it is such an overwhelming feeling to be loved with a mother's unconditional love! A mother's love seemsto parallel how God loves us-no matter what has happened, for whatever reasons, God's love never ends. It appears this is a lesson I will keep learning about my mother's love too." pg. 59

    There are many lessons learned that she shares with us the reader, that can be lessons for us as well in whatever we are facing and where we are today. Three of these are as follows:

    1. " I needed to remember that the good things are dependent on obedience to God and make sure I keep Him in the right priority! " pg. 116

    2. "The lesson I learned from this accident is that all we have is today. There's no guarantee of tomorrow." pg. 130

    3. "Another good lesson in life: do your best every chance you get; someone might be watching who could be in a position later to bless you in return!" pg. 168

    The last chapter in this story, opens with

    Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

    What an assurance! And what has Janet learned that she shares with us the reader:

    F-Find the truth

    O-Open up to counseling

    U-Uncover miracles available to you

    N-Nver think it's too late for dreams to come true

    D-Don't delay to obey

    At times this was a very hard read, and at others totally delightful, and best of all it's a true miracle of God. Pick up this book today, and be prepared for the tears, the smiles, and many emotions on Janet's roller coaster called life.

    Thank you to Janet Tombow and Fred St. Laurent at bookfun.org for this wonderful e-book, given in exchange for an honest review. Blessings!
  5. India
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful book with message of hope
    March 1, 2014
    Beula
    India
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In the first chapter,it was very painful to read what Janet had endured as a little girl. She had to face separation from her birth mother, indifference from her father and abuse from her step-mother.Not only her step mother abused her in many ways, but also she has lied to Janet in many ways and Janet was led to believe that she was not loved by her own mother.

    As the story progresses, it is wonderful to read the entire process of her healing as she follows God's guidance and through the wise counselling of Beverly who says to her- "Jan(Janet) I'm sorry I can't give you back your childhood.But I can help you move forward" and she really helps her.

    Though the process of healing took few years,Janet learns many wonderful lessons from the Lord and was able to forgive and take care of her step-mother during her last days.

    After the death of her step mother, when Janet was hesitating to contact her birth mother- God gives her a big push by saying to her - "Don't focus on the past, at what you've given up, but look to the future at what you've been given" . When she obeys, God wonderfully guides her path. It is amazing to read the way God leads her and guides her at every step.

    Though her childhood was stolen from her, God restores her happiness(when she obeys to His call )by reuniting her with her mother who had never stopped loved her and with a loving step-father. Janet learns to live by taking things one day at a time and leaving her past behind.

    Last chapters have a nice message where she summarizes the five wonderful lessons she has learnt(using a word F-O-U-N-D).

    Each one of us might have faced some kind of hurt(s) in our past or we might have come across some one(or may be our loved one) who might have endured a painful past.This real life story gives message of hope,forgiveness and God's amazing touch. I feel this book will definitely be an encouragement and blessing to all those who read it.

    I received this ebook from bookfun.org in return for my honest opinion.
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