Janet had everything - a career and a family. Unknown however, were the haunting memories of her father crushing her life in the shack that she ran by every day. She had helped hundreds of people get free of their inner prisons, but she was locked in a dark room that had no exit. Only after Janet was forced to face the past - forced to relive the pain and loathing of those Sunday afternoons - that her Heavenly Father began to heal the deep rooted wounds that had never been allowed to heal. Crushed by Love is not about a one-step cure to all that ails you. This story follows Janet in a long, painful process of facing the hurt and then overcoming that same hurt with God's love and forgiveness. The miracle that takes place in Janet's life is a familiar one. Every person has hidden hurts, but no matter how painful or debilitating the hurts may be, they have to face the light of day, so we can be healed and freed to fulfill God's plan for our lives. Michael McNamar has a rich collection of life experience from which to draw for inspiration for his writing. Michael has been a successful educator for fifteen years, as well as a fifteen year veteran of the Army National Guard, including Desert Storm. After receiving an education degree from William Penn College, Michael completed courses in biblical studies from Rhema Bible Training Center. Michael and his wife, Alicia, have been married for twenty years, during which time they have been involved in various aspects of youth ministry. Michael and Alicia are the parents of two children, Seth and Rachel. Crushed by Love is Michael's first book, but certainly not his last.