When Jordan returned home from Baghdad with a Purple Heart, he was hiding a deep secret that contradicted his honorable discharge. The emotional wounds sustained from his own self-destructive choices had launched him into a journey of redemption, beginning with the provision of care for his best-friend's widow. Sierra had always maintained an open door and promised to leave the light on, as Jordan stumbled his way toward the truth of his conscience. In the eyes of Sierra's daughter Karis (which means, 'Grace'), Jordan would be confronted with the reality that there is no shame so deep that love cannot reach.
In this achingly beautiful memoir, Jordan wrestles with the tension of wanting to be truly known and loved despite the carnage of addiction. His ferocious fears of abandonment have been reinforced over the years, and if people knew the truth of his regrets - he resolves, it would sabotage the only love he has ever known. The choice to come clean in confession could have nuclear consequences, but then again... the cancer of self-hatred has been suffocating his freedom for years. In the end, the castle of grace has a big front door, and everyone is welcome... no matter what you've done or where you've been.