Author Shares Unique Memoir of Her Life Through Essays and Poems

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New title documents story of hope realized in spite of MPD/DID diagnosis

Behind Locked Doors

I hope readers receive new insight that results from sharing in this firsthand journey that exposes the assault that is perpetuated on the developing self early in life when the cycle of generational abuse is not broken

For decades, author Lynn Calder struggled to make sense of her life. Finding Christ through a dramatic sequence of events, coupled with intensive therapy, eventually unraveled a childhood about which she held no conscious memory. Despite a most startling diagnosis, Multiple Personality Disorder—now termed Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)—she refused to believe that God intended for her to remain in darkness. Within the pages of Behind Locked Doors: You Think You Know but—Do You? ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-60957-410-9) she shares a unique memoir of her life through a collection of essays and poems. This book was written to document the story of hope realized after five decades of the author believing death was her only escape hatch to finding peace.

“I hope readers receive new insight that results from sharing in this firsthand journey that exposes the assault that is perpetuated on the developing self early in life when the cycle of generational abuse is not broken,” the author says. “For some of us, this trauma is lifelong. Also, I want them to become aware of the reality that God just may go ‘outside the box’ of what is seen as believable to grant survival.”

Calder, a resident of La Plata, Maryland, has forever been finding venues for writing. In this book, she has taken every opportunity to deepen expression. “My love and thankfulness for God’s intervention is alive in the lyrics of the music and poetry I write and now this book.”

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Behind Locked Doors through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Behind Locked Doors is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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