“Doreen Birdsell’s humor, resilience, and indestructible spirit shines through this gripping story of her journey from an early childhood of neglect and abuse to eventual triumph, prosperity, and spiritual salvation. Riveting, sensitively written, and even at times funny, this story will bring inspiration to anyone who has ever faced tragedy, or found themselves on a path toward self-destruction."
Jessica Bram, author of Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey, Westport Writers’ Workshop founder/director
“Doreen has been my spiritual guide for over a decade. Her faith is the strongest I’ve ever witnessed in a human being. Having read and loved Without Faith, I now understand the source of her belief and spirit. I couldn’t put the book down and continue to marvel at Doreen’s ongoing journey of discovery, faith and passion.”
Speaker, Coach, Author—Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur
“It was my pleasure to know WITHOUT FAITH during its gestation. Birdsell peels off her skin without anesthesia to reveal the wounds of abandonment, family betrayal and resulting addictions. I held my breath while I turned her pages and followed her journey to hell and back. Hers is a testimony to God’s grace and will give hope to all who struggle in this life.”
Author, publishing coach
"Look up the word "integrity" in the dictionary and you just might find the name Doreen Birdsell in the definition. Her story is one that challenges every reader to think again about his or her own relationship to God."
The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor, Sanibel (FL) Congregational United Church of Christ