I had a nightmare last night. I’d been crying out for help, but no one heard my silent screams.
Growing up in the home of an absent father and an emotionally abusive mother, Tom Stewart was an easy mark for a predator. Conditioned for compliance and desperate for affirmation from authority figures, Tom falls prey to a decade of abuse by his Boy Scout leader.
The trauma of his stolen childhood follows him into the future, where he encounters more than his fair share of trials. Through a health crisis, broken relationships, and the tragic loss of a loved one, Tom clings to his unwavering faith. When a landmark lawsuit sets him on the long road to forgiveness and healing, Tom begins to see God’s purpose for his pain. Rather than retreating into bitterness, Tom faces his past, proving that even in the worst of circumstances, God can turn evil for good.
In his heartrending memoir, Tom delivers a message of hope in the face of unthinkable hurt. On Wings like Eagles is a story of perseverance and the power of forgiveness, reminding us that by the grace of God, it is possible to rise above our brokenness.
“Throughout his childhood Tom Stewart experienced a decade of sexual abuse by his Boy Scout leader. In his transparent book, On Wings like Eagles, he not only shares his story but also equips the reader to recognize the signs of abuse and provide a pathway to healing through faith in Jesus. A must–read for every parent to help protect their kids and for every person who suffered as Tom did.” —Josh McDowell