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Order 2021 BONSHEÁ Making Light of the Dark by Coral Anika Theill


Every so often a book is written that touches the heart. This is such a book. BONSHEÁ is an unforgettable story that will leave an indelible mark on your psyche. – Adaline Archer, Court reporter, (Ret.) Washington 




ORDER 2021 BONSHEA Making Light of the Dark by Coral Anika Theill


2022 BONSHEA Making Light of the Dark BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT 



Battered women may lose their babies and children, their homes, their friends and their livelihood. Survivors of childhood abuse

will often even lose their families. Rarely does society recognize the dimensions and long-lasting effects of this reality for the victim. After over a decade of personally seeking assistance from advocacy groups on a local, state and national level, the advocacy system, as is, has offered me nothing.


I lived the Handmaid's Tale in Corvallis, Oregon: Escaped OfMartin - Marty Warner in 1996


Five Star Reviews


I recommend this book for health care providers, those in the criminal justice system, and volunteers or helpers of any kind to get insights and clarity about the complex dynamics of domestic violence and its toxic effects to individuals and society-and what needs to be done to eradicate this pandemic problem." – Barbara A. May, PhD, RN PMHP, Professor of Nursing, Linfield College, Portland, Oregon



BONSHEÁ illustrates the degree to which the legal system can also be used as a vehicle to further perpetuate abuse even after the victim has chosen to take a stand against the abuse. – John Haroldson, District Attorney, Benton County District Attorney's Office, Corvallis, Oregon



You stand TALL amongst many.  We're all wounded but some choose to heal so that they can heal others.  Continue your incredible work.  It shines the light across the seas.... Even here in Africa, we tell your story....I am equally touched and indignant at the same time.   Your story, because it's written from the heart, is so painful but very, very empowering, because you saw the light.  God bless you for this gift to all womenfolk.  Look at what it's doing for all of us in the world.  It's reaching beyond the sea and cultural divides.  I'm at a loss for words.  Thank you, Coral, for your light. - Nana Ngobese-Nxumala, Director, Woman Forward Political Party, South Africa



BONSHEÁ pierces through the darkness that hides the legal system's routine abuse of mothers and children.  It is a work of immense courage, a true tale of heartbreak and salvation. - Maureen T. Hannah, Ph.D. Chair, Battered Mother's Custody Conference, Albany, New York


A must-read for anyone impacted by abuse, marriage, divorce/family court to prepare to fight for your children’s lives in the current family court system. Advocates, attorneys, judges, and other professionals working in family court must read this account to understand the lengths abusers will go to continue to control and torture their abuse victims. - Debra Wingfield, Trainer, Author, and Case Consultant, Pueblo West, Colorado


I would love to discover that every judge, every minister, every person who seeks justice, would read this book! I have consulted thousands of abused women and know that the injustice Coral suffered, the loss of her children, is an all to common experience of abused women seeking to protect their children and to save themselves. - Patricia Evans, Author, The Verbally Abusive Relationship, California


Every so often a book is written that touches the heart. This is such a book. BONSHEÁ is an unforgettable story that will leave an indelible mark on your psyche. – Adaline Archer, Court reporter, (Ret.) Washington


BONSHEÁ engaged my attention immediately, and then enraged me. The author has endured huge suffering at the hands of brutalists hiding behind the masks of pseudo-Christianity and "justice for all." The author continues to stride toward the light in her own life-at huge personal cost-and to bring her story forward for all to consider and act upon. – Karen Goldammer, South Dakota


The power of her life is not that she escaped from a "cult", but that she continues to serve as an agent of change. This is not a "she said/he said" tale of abuse, but rather a self-damning expose of her struggle to survive. She is not a martyr. She is a victim of the too frequent chasm between a blind adherence to an interpretation of laws and a true understanding of justice. The question which may be too painful for us to answer. Is religiously justified domestic violence the reality which our society cannot face? Making truths inaccessible does not change the truth. - Bruce McLelland, Washington D.C. 




Summary of BONSHEÁ Making Light of the Dark


Document was presented to Senator Jeff Merkley (Oregon) July 14, 2014 regarding the twenty years of court abuse and trauma I have suffered (1995-2015).














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