My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Long-haul truck driver Lowell Ferguson is on the brink of suicide. He is haunted by the guilt of a horrible secret from his senior year of high school. Therapy and antidepressants aren’t able to lift him out of depression. At twenty-eight years old, he believes his life has dissolved into a meaningless annoyance. Only the strong bond with his lone friend—a Chihuahua named Rufus—keeps him from choosing death. But when Lowell learns Rufus may have cancer, he fears there will be no reason left to live if his beloved dog dies.
While awaiting the diagnosis, he comes across a flier for a Christian support group promising hope and freedom. A skeptic and an apatheist, he nonetheless reluctantly decides to join the group. Through this joining, he finds what he has been yearning for—a path toward leaving the darkness of depression. This first step provides Lowell the courage to do what he must to escape his guilt and finally confront his past.
Leaving Darkness is a pretty good read. It is not a light read, as it has it deals with some heavy issues. Such as, depression and suicidal thoughts. I found some scenes to be quite difficult at times to read. I love the story deals with how to let go of the past, learning how to forgive, how to find hope, peace, grace and love.
Leaving Darkness will give a reader a feeling of hope and faith. I think those who suffer with the struggles of depression, thoughts of harming themselves or looking and needing inspiration, this book would be for them. I am giving this book four stars.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
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