The Tank Man’s Son by Mark Bouman was a deeply touching and moving memoir. The things Mark had to endure no one on Earth should ever go through. In great detail Mark recounts his childhood events at the hands of a neo-Nazi, authoritarian and deranged father. From the physical beatings he received to the psychological trauma that was engraved into his mind that he was worthless and stupid, Mark retells his stories in great descriptive detail. It’s hard to believe that such a story can even be true in America. Sure we hear of domestic violence and child abuse (sadly and unfortunately quite often) but this is on a whole other level. What’s most surprising is how despite his upbringing Mark never turned out to be like his dad. The incredible way that God has prepared Mark for his mission is a testament that even when Satan intends to destroy a person and means something for evil, God can turn it around and use it for His glory.
It’s an incredible memoir that will have you doubt the fairness of life but will also leave you amazed at the grace and the transforming power of Jesus Christ. I highly recommend this book to all. Thank you to Tyndale for blessing me with a copy of this book.