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Book Review: Forged Through Fire by Mark D. McDonough M.D.

Title: Forged Through Fire

Author: Mark D. McDonough, M.D.

Genre: Memoir

Publisher: Revell

Publication date: September 3, 2019

Page #: 272

Star rating: 5 out of 5.

Back Cover Copy:

“When Mark McDonough was a teen, a catastrophic fire claimed the lives of his mother and younger brother. It also left Mark with burns on over 65 percent of his body. During a long and painful recovery, his faltering faith in God was strengthened by a remarkable near-death experience. Inspired to pursue a career as a plastic surgeon to help those who suffer as he has, McDonough has overcome numerous other adversities on his journey, including addiction and a stroke. Now he shares his incredible true story of survival and perseverance to bring hope and healing to those dealing with great physical and emotional pain.

Anyone who has suffered or watched a loved one suffer from a personal trauma, disease, or loss that has tested or stolen their faith and exhausted their emotional resources will find real hope in this redemptive story.”

My Review:

Forged By Fire is a memoir about the life experiences of Dr. Mark McDonough, and how he survived being severely wounded in a house fire as a teen with strength and courage. Dr. McDonough faced many challenges during his recovery. He managed to remain strong and steadfast in his faith while enduring the loss of family members, a near death experience, alcoholism, and stroke. This is a memoir about overcoming the anguish brought about by life’s unexpected experiences to find strength and a reason to be hopeful for the future.  

I was sent this book by Revell as a part of their blog tour. All opinions are my own.

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