About the Book

The Riven Tree is a story of growth and aspiration, trauma and shame, decision and consequence, conveyed symbolically through the life of an oak tree.  The story concludes with a healing vision that is applicable to readers of all faiths and philosophies.

This allegorical tale has the capacity to bring clarity of perspective to lives altered by trauma, and hope for wounded hearts.

Because The Riven Tree is an allegory, it is appropriate for most ages.

For a child who has experienced trauma, the book’s message can be a road map that helps guide them through the journey ahead.  For the child whose life has not been altered by trauma, the book can help foster empathy.

For adults whose lives have been altered by trauma, this book’s message informs them that they are not alone.  Where trauma brought shame and fear to their lives, the story has the potential to bring healing.