FINDING HEAVEN IN THE DARK – A MEMOIR ABOUT LIFE’S MEANING
The Story of a Boy’s Journey from Rebellion To Redemption.
Targeted Age Group:: Young Adult, All audiences
Heat/Violence Level: Heat Level 1 – G Rated Clean Read
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Imagine Overcoming Painful Life Circumstances and Learning to Forgive Your Past.
Visualize a Lasting Faith that Heals with Love and Peace of Mind as a Way of Life.
Those spiritual principles inspired me to write about the life changing events that gave me victory over my youthful course of self-destruction. The spellbinding odyssey I recount occurred during the turbulent racial and political storms in 1960's America.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Chapter 1 – HARD TIME – Summer 1970
The handcuffs locked around my wrists. I had been tried, convicted, and sentenced.
I was twenty-one-years old, as I stood shackled and ready to be transported to the Camp Lejeune Regional Brig of the US Marine Corps in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
This military prison was where I wanted to be. My entire focus for the prior three years had been directed toward getting me to this point. This place was the only one where I could end a bad beginning.
Silently, I searched for that quiet center of my being that gave me the strength to get this far. My heart pounded. My swirling emotions calmed when I focused my attention on my hands. The handcuffs surprised me. They were not part of my anticipated scenario.
My sorrow was deep. Not for myself, but for others for whom I caused pain and suffering through my actions. I asked myself, “My God, why hadn’t I grown up sooner?”
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