Thursday, October 31, 2013

Good Resource on a Serious Issue: Review of Yvette Allen-Tatum's I Didn't Know

“I Didn't Know" is for more than just an audience of one. If you look to your left, look to your right, or directly in the mirror, you will see or know someone who has been sexually abused... even if you look in the mirror, and the person is YOU! More than the tragedy of sexual abuse is the tragedy of the silence of sexual abuse. It must be talked about. Our stories have to be shared; someone's life is literally depending upon YOU to BREAK THE IGNORANCE OF SILENCE! "I Didn't Know" brings to the forefront the many hidden faces of child sexual abuse. The author, Yvette L. Allen-Tatum, shares not only her story, but the compelling testimonies of others--everyone from the actual victim, to the offender, to those who standby by in disbelief and allow these heinous crimes against our children to continue. Our voices have to be heard, our children must be free or freed to tell the TRUTH: that someone touched them. Who can they run to? Will it be you?

You can purchase I Didn't Know at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Author, Teacher, Conference Host, Public Speaker, Encourager, Motivator, Ordained & licensed Minister of The Gospel, Radical for Christ, undercover Comedian and the list goes on...

Yvette is a graduate of Grace Christian College where she earned her Masters of Divinity and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology.  She is also a graduate of University of Richmond, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance and a Minor in Leadership Studies. In addition, she has 30 plus years of experience in income tax preparation and bookkeeping.
As the Founder of Surrounded by Faith Ministries, Yvette has had the opportunity to touch and transform the lives of many women with the Word of God.  This mighty Woman of God has a prophetic teaching anointing which has enabled her to cross many boundaries.  As such, the Call of God on her life has broadened from transforming the lives of women to transforming LIVES with the Word of God.  While she still holds a passion to train and equip women in the life study and application of the Bible, her ultimate goal is to strengthen families.  To do so her platform is geared to men, women and children.

Connect with Yvette via e-mail, her Website, and through Facebook and Twitter.


Watch Yvette Allen-Tatum discuss I Didn't Know.


CLG Review of I Didn't Know

3.5 (out of 5) lattes

Good Resource on a Serious Issue

Identifying, Confronting, Overcoming -- three key steps to dealing with any issue. Often, when we talk about serious issues, like child sexual abuse, especially when dealing with the media, we hear a lot of IDENTIFYING, but not a lot of confronting and overcoming. This is why Allen-Tatum's book I DIDN'T KNOW appeals to me; it offers--through the author's personal stories, others' stories, scripture, and research--a process in which we all, from victims to family and friends of victims--can understand this issue, openly communicate on this issue, and protect our loved ones. Although at times the author tends to bounce around on points up for discussion, jarring my read, this is a book I would recommend to readers.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


The Write Words said...

Thanks Shonell for hosting Yvette

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Glad I saw your review on google+. I posted a link on my facebooks page:

Unknown said...

Thank you for your review and for the spotlight!

Yvette Allen-Tatum said...

Thank you for the spotlight and for your review of I Didn't Know!!

Shonell Bacon said...

It was my pleasure to have you, Yvette! I'm so glad Paulette reached out to me!

Shonell Bacon said...

Gilion, thank you so much for the post! And thank you for stopping by!