Safety, Acceptance, Belonging. These words come to mind when we hear about families. Having a mother, father, and twelve siblings living in a strong Christian faith should mean plenty of love, laughter and companionship. But what if, inexplicably, one’s parents selectively manipulated and mistreated some of the children and not the others? How would you deal with being one of three children who constantly bore unprovoked wrath and abuse — while watching the others receive the love, affirmation and nurturing you so desperately needed and craved?
Ron Corcoran’s Deliver Us From Evil, produced by FriesenPress, tells the story of a child whose mother regularly beat him, forbade him to play at school, and whose care and love only went to Corcoran’s other siblings. Later, feeling abandoned and betrayed by God, Corcoran leaves home and joins the military. As he attempts to move forward, two separate and unhealthy marriages crumble along the way. Though he considers suicide, Corcoran instead reignites his Christian faith, seeks therapy, starts a career in Christian ministry, and finally finds love.
Ron Corcoran’s frank and honest memoir courageously proclaims that no matter how wretched, broken or angry we may be, we can indeed be delivered, redeemed and transformed by the love of the living, eternal God.