Transcending Pain Through The Power Of Love
Letter To God: A Memoir
There is no remedy for love, but to love more. -Henry David Thoreau
Perhaps you’ve sought a higher power for strength; prayed in the hard times and maybe even in the happy times; cried out to God in pain; or maybe even used His name in vain. But, if you were really writing a letter to God, what would you say about the good, the bad, and the ugly of your life?
That’s exactly what Dr. Marvin Faulkner set out to explore in Letter To God: A Memoir, which is his second book following the well-acclaimed Days Gone By: Reflecting on Life’s Meaning with Humor & Hope. In this memoir, Dr. Faulkner invites readers into slices of his past — from youth to maturity, and every moment along the way — with enlightening candor, gripping truths, and hard-won faith, to reveal a stirring realization of the power of love in every (and despite every) circumstance; love that conquers all, even during the most devastating seasons of life.
While the stories are deeply personal, Dr. Faulkner’s work is ultimately one of human interest. Written from the perspective of a commoner, he extends heartfelt — even visceral — honesty and compelling insight into the human condition and its most intense emotions. With each chapter, he bravely shows readers that the journey — all journeys — are worth it in the end.
Letter To God will mean different things to different people. But, the memoir is ultimately intended to encourage and inspire everyone to live and die with love despite the lightning rods of hatred and darkness that are thrown at every turn. Through Dr. Faulkner’s powerful accounts of a life framed by tragedy yet wrapped with love, he offers shared connection points to which all can relate — and a reminder that all we really need is love.
Days Gone By
Days Gone By: Reflecting on Life’s Meaning with Humor & Hope -A Collection of Inspirational Short Stories, By Marvin Faulkner. Life can present us with funny, coincidental, and even strange times. But, what would it be like to reflect on the past -- and your own days gone by -- with a renewed sense of humor and hope rather than doubt or unease? What if you could find inspiration simply by reframing even the smallest of experiences in the context of faith and spirituality? Days Gone By: Reflecting on Life’s Meaning with Humor & Hope offers simple yet compelling answers to these questions.
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ABOUT MARVIN FAULKNER
If there is anyone who could testify to the commonplace expression, “no pain, no gain,” it is Dr. Marvin Faulkner, D.O. The double board certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician has not only witnessed and treated the many facets of his patients’ physical pain, he has personally lived through many layers of personal pain for decades. A former wrestling and Golden Glove boxing champion, he early on experienced the throb of intense training and stepping in and out of the ring. However, that discomfort only scratched the surface of the stinging emotional and psychological heartache that cut deeper than any punch ever thrown, as he experienced tragedy after tragedy in his life and in the lives of the people closest to him.
That this pain has made him stronger is an understatement and his story is an incredible testament to the power of faith, hope, and love. Letter to God: A Memoir is Dr. Faulkner’s second book, following Days Gone By: Reflecting on Life’s Meaning with Humor & Hope, a witty account about dealing with life’s struggles with a good dose of healing laughter and plenty of lessons learned. His first written work was the screenplay, Between Heaven and Hell, for which he also produced the independent film and starred as its lead role.
Dr. Faulkner currently resides in Kansas City, Mo., where he continues to help others with pain management — both through his medical practice and his written words.