Lost in the thickets of painstaking events, a young man struggled to find faith, balance, and himself at a time when his world continuously crumbled beneath his feet. Despite his best efforts to stay out of trouble and walk righteously, misfortune seemed to greet him at every turn. With mounting frustration, pain, and disappointment, how will he respond? Is he sabotaging himself? Will he finally find himself and succeed or become another statistic? Find out by purchasing Open Wounds today! The "OPEN WOUNDS" book series are great support tools and read for young males and adult men who mean well but are stuck in their pasts and have difficulty moving forward positively in life. For the young ladies and women that love and support these men, this book will help you have a better understanding of what these males may be going through. I am in hope that this information will ultimately reduce additional baggage and traumas to your relationships with them and reduce further judgment upon them on their journeys toward growth and being better men. Christopher Allen is an author, publisher, public notary, paralegal, poet, and mentor, dedicating much of his time and works to inspire personal growth, fatherhood, mindfulness, community, and inner healing. Contains raw poetry, short stories, and life lessons that will change the way you perceive and navigate life!