A Child Called Itwas one of the books recommended at the Children’s Ministry Conference. I read it a couple of weekends ago and have now started on the other two books in the trilogy.

His mum referred to David as “an It”. This book isn’t light reading. It is a compelling account of his abusive upbringing. It certainly shakes you to the core as you read some of ways in which he was abused (including being starved, stabbed, smashed face-first into mirrors, forced to eat the contents of his sibling’s nappies and a spoonful of ammonia, and burned over a gas stove). The book is written well and I found that I couldn’t put it down. It is well worth a read – but certainly not one to read if you need a happy story.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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