Abandoned but Not Forgotten, A conversation with Dr. Bob Petterson


A little boy, abandoned by his mother, shifted from one abuse-filled foster home to another; bullied not only by kids but by some of his foster parents, beaten and sexually assaulted by numerous people tasked with being his protectors. How does this little boy find a way to grow into a man who trusts God and offers help and hope to others through his story?

In this interview, Bob Petterson opens up about the terrifying loneliness of abandonment, the pain of abuse, and the memories of hateful abuse at the hands of foster parents. Is there any hope for such a child? Bob says there is, and lives out that hope every day.

This story is for anyone who has experienced childhood abandonment, abuse, hatred, and separation from siblings. Yet it is also for anyone who longs to know that in this messy, broken world, there really is hope of redemption and purpose for those shattered by the abuse of others.


About Bob Petterson

Pastor, Storyteller and Author

Robert Petterson is an internationally known storyteller and speaker who enjoys a wide ministry across America and the world. Though recently retired as the Senior Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida, he continues to write books and is a much sought after speaker. He served as the East Coast President of Mastermedia International, the world's largest ministry to film and television executives. Dr. Petterson is an educator, having served on the adjunct faculty of Covenant Theological Seminary. He takes his greatest pleasure in being the husband of Joyce and father of Rachael, and grandfather of Mae.  He is the author of Desert Crossings and Theater of Angels. Dr. Petterson looks forward to reaching the next generation through media.  

Books by Bob Petterson


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