Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom by Pattie Mallette is about the strongest woman you’ll ever know. In this new book she shares her life journey from brokenness to wholeness in Christ. When you read the book, you’ll walk through the pages of single motherhood, addiction, depression and childhood abuse. You read her experience of financial stress, dysfunctional families, anxiety and lost hope. Pattie Mallette comes out of the darkness of fear and shame and exposes a faith stronger than anyone can imagine.
Having two daughters, they were delighted when I told them I was reviewing this book. One even asked “does this mean you get to meet Justin Bieber?” Of course they were disappointed when the answer was no! However I did learn about his mom and her life journey of faith. I discovered her life verse Jeremiah 29:11 and how she saw God working throughout her adult life.
Most importantly I learned this “During my pregnancy I was strongly advised to abort the baby, but I refused.” I’d always believed what I was hearing on the news headlines “Justin Bieber was almost aborted” and after reading this book by his mom I realize that just wasn’t true. This is a mom who left her family home and high school to live at a home for pregnant teens until her son was born. This is a mom who loved her son the instant she saw his tiny hands, and sacrificed for him. This is an amazing story to read.
After reading the book I shared many of the stories with my daughters and revealed to them the story of faith and strength in trusting God, no matter the circumstances. Maybe you should read it too!
My Amazon Rating 5/5- Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom
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