In her childhood, Nora Shipley was sexually abused by a family member. As an adult, still tormented by these events, she attended a thirty-day Ignatian retreat during which she kept an extensive and detailed journal. This Child Is Innocent traces the author's personal journey toward forgiveness. From the vantage point of a grown woman's struggle to find meaning and closure, the book presents Nora's mature yet achingly innocent voice as she seeks and finds forgiveness through prayer, contemplation, and spiritual direction.
Nora Shipley, a mother and grandmother from Winnipeg, has spent considerable time living and working with mentally challenged adults. She continues to learn and grow. Nora Shipley is a pseudonym.