Light in My Darkest Night Author:Catherine Marshall Has a time of illlness, tragedy, or adversity left you feeling abandoned by God? Perhaps your prayers for healing...for a mate...or for clear-cut direction have remained unanswered, leaving you disappointed with - even angry at- God. If so, here is a book of hope from one who persevered and triumphed through a similar crisis of faith. — A series... more » of troubling events culminating in the tragic death of her baby granddaughter in the summer of 1971 shook the foundation of Catherine Marshall's faith and plummeted her into a malaise of the spirit. Catherine was angry at God, yet for all her crying out encountered only spiritual darkness and silence.
Light in My Darkest Night reveals for the very first time the full scope of her spiritual struggle, her confused gropings for answers. Like the bestseller A Closer Walk, this book features entries from Catherine's own journals, edited by her husband, Leonard LeSourd. Further insight into the author's travail is revealed through tape recordings Catherine made about this peirod and through the reminiscences of those who shared her sorrow: the LeSourd's children adn close friends, including writers John and Elizabeth Sherrill, Jamie Buckingham and Virginia Lively.
Catherine Marshall found spiritual solace by poring over scripture, focusing on the humanity of Jesus Christ and allowing Him to illumine her own flaws. She also read and reread the dark night experiences of the saints and mystics. This suprisingly candid narrative will help you, too, to rediscover hope and faith in times of spiritual desolation« less