Mark A Christensen 11th Commandment

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11th Commandment

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Sustaining physically and mental abuse throughout his childhood, it would be stereotypical behavior for Keith Herman to be an abuser himself. Believing abuse served no purpose in life, Keith, and His wife Wendy, rise above, and come full circle with the abuse they both endured as children. Determined to be successful, proving their abusers wrong, Keith shows great belief in his abilities to rise above and become a successful business owner one day. Every thoughtful reader will come full circle as the characters and rise above, and prove that Child abuse is stoppable. Others, who have experienced similar kinds of abuse, will find Keith’s journey cathartic. For it ought to have been written, Keith Herman will drive his message with his song lyrics, which he used for solace during his childhood. Every Bible in the world shall now have God’s final commandment inscribed, “Thou shall not hurt the children.” God did not forget.

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An expert in child abuse, its causes, and prevention, Mark Christensen, a 1981 graduate of Para-medicine from Ohio State University, was a successful paramedic having owned an ambulance service at the age of 24. He had to retire from the business in 1988 due to a spinal injury received in the line of duty. His experience in the medical field, dealing with life’s drama on a daily basis, has led him into writing and the fight against illiteracy through public service. Mr. Christensen is the CEO of M C Productions Global, and resides in Ohio, and Billings, Montana. Having been married for 10 years, he adopted 7 special needs foster children. The memory of a son who suffered from traumatic brain injury from the age of 3, until his passing in 2005 at the age of 11, inspired Mr. Christensen’s daily fight against the horrors of child abuse, going beyond the horrific consequences of these atrocities, Mr. Christensen explores a way for those afflicted to heal. His novel, “The Eleventh Commandment”, drives the all-important message, “Thou Shall Not Hurt the Children”. Mr. Christensen’s has also produced the novels, “The Seed”, “Boy Toy”, & “My Brother’s Keeper”, among various projects in production stages at this time. The Novel has been nominated for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize.

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In his debut novel, Christensen imagines a new parent’s struggle to prevent his abusive childhood from negatively affecting his own parenting. This compelling work should be praised most for Christensen’s structural choice. Told via flashbacks, the novel presents each episode as a stop in the narrator’s various childhood neighborhoods. Every destination opens the door to the past, Illuminating the darkness of verbal and physical abuse, which at the time was an accepted aspect of his childhood. As an adult, main character Keith Herman understands that the relationships he endured with his mother, stepfather and Grandfather was more than momentary injustices—they have lifelong implications for him. The setup serves as a metaphorical and literal vehicle for Keith to revisit and deconstruct the traumas of his past. In doing so, he hopes to understand himself what he’s been through so he can end the cycle of abuse. Christensen is explicit in his description of the abuse Keith endured, often uncomfortably so. By choosing a first-person narration, the author steeps the reader in each violent act suffered by the main character. The inherent tension of this type of conflict makes for a compelling read. While it is evident the narrative was composed with care, it is a well-constructed cautionary tale of the problems facing families trapped in generational patterns of abuse.

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