The Other Side of Darkness

The Other Side of Darkness

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Once again, I have kept the demons at bay.

As a wife and mother, Ruth knows her prayers are crucial to her family's spiritual welfare. She stands between her precious children and the evil one, doing battle in prayer. She can't afford to be careless. Thankfully, she has powerful allies: Pastor Glenn, New Life Christian School where her daughters Mary and Sarah attend, and the inner circle at Arbor Drive Fellowship. They all reinforce her careful nurturance of her children.

If only her husband, Rick, understood that. He's exasperated about the money Ruth keeps spending for the church and school. Doesn't he see that these are their best defenses in shielding their children from the dangers of the world?

But the forces that threaten Ruth's faith, her family--her very life--are not the ones she expects. Ruth doesn't realize that her heartfelt desire to obey God is mingled with dangerous currents of OCD--Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Her own strategies for protecting her family may be the very thing that tears them apart.
Publisher: Colorado Springs : Multnomah Books, 2008.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781400070817
Branch Call Number: CAR
Characteristics: 388 pages ; 20 cm

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Sep 30, 2009

'The Other Side of Darkness' is about misguided religion, a woman's decline into mental and spiritual illness in the name of faith. The dark and intense storyline is illuminated with flashes of love and wisdom as the protagonist's friends and family try to help her. A false prophet appears in the form of a narcissistic priest who is only too happy to take advantage of the woman's vulnerability. This novel can be enjoyed by Christians and non-Christians alike and gives us valuable insight into a dark path that some of us may even have been on ourselves. What is that light at the end of the tunnel -- daylight or flames? Read the book to find out!

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