The Language Of Love Has Never
Been So Intoxicating
Konya, an African American mother of three kids, opens the door to her life for all to see. She is a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Her unique story is a true testimony of having a child at an early age and falling in love with the wrong men yet discovering true love in the end. Her story details her personal pain and tribulations up to the age of 58. In all, the highlights of Konya's story are the blessings God has granted her throughout her life.
Heartfelt, faith-affirming and deeply intimate, Crippen's autobiography proves both emotional and thought-provoking. It’s a relatively quick read written with a refreshing degree of candour and whilst her words may mean different things to different people her timely reflections, perspective on faith and the choices we make resonate in a powerful way that will lead many readers to reflect on the relationships we build and those relationships we hold most dear. From drug addiction to disability, abuse and being stalked, to a near-fatal coma Crippen shares her story without grandstanding. No contrived attempt at drama. And at times it can prove a harrowing read. With her life spiralling down she not only wants us to understand why but more importantly how she felt and on this level, it’s uncompromising and undeniably moving. Yes, her words may find greater resonance within the Christian community where they will likely solicit much in the way of reflection but there is a wider subtext that explores the nature of life and our relationship with God, selfless love, the choices we make and where they might ultimately lead us.
Read on its own or alongside Bound By My Choices by Crippens son and author Keshawn A. Spence, A Blessed Second Chance: My Journey from Disabled to Faith-Abled is certainly recommended.
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Keshawn A. Spence was born in Salisbury, Maryland. Two years after graduating Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin Maryland, he entered the United States Navy and began Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL in 2002.
Keshawn earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University in May 2009, an MBA in Human Resource Administration in 2014, and is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 207 Red. His Navy qualifications include 3 warfare pins; Surface, Expeditionary, Aviation and 7 Navy Enlisted Classification Codes.
His personal decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (8th award), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (4 bronze stars), as well as many other campaign and service awards.