Bullets & Babies is the true story of Janice Riddle, a 32-year-old mom of four, who at age 32 was shot and paralyzed by her husband Ron. Six months after the shooting Janice returns home in a wheelchair to face her four children, her parents, and her husband. The children are scared, the parents demanding, and Ron’s guilt kicks in and he starts drinking and abandons Janice and the children. How can she live with no job, no income, and no husband, and 4 children under the age of 16? Her choices are few, and her decisions will affect everyone she knows.
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What the Experts Say
“Bullets and Babies Captures and Identifies the emotional and spiritual struggles of Janice Riddle after an accidental gunshot wound. It is an honest and revealing portrayal of one whose life is dramatically changed and the painful reactions of family and friends. Janice experiences loneliness, bouts of depression, and even suicidal thoughts. She faced the fork in the road: to accept the loving hand of God or to dissolve into a pit of despair and self-pity. Janice chose to be an inspiration to her children and grandchildren. Her faith helped her create an atmosphere of joy and God’s presence. Rich Ballo has reached into the soul of Janice Riddle and delivered her story that will challenge readers to examine moments of tragedy that every human face in mind, body, and spirit.”
Rev. Dr. Peg Daily, Deacon at Kingdom Life Church, Naples Fl
Author: Richard Ballo
Publisher: Tolman Main Press
Editor: Ruby Slippers, Inc.
Design: Aldrich Design, Inc.
Format: Paperback: 181 pages, dimensions: 5.5 x 8
Retail Price: $12.95