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📒Washed Away From Darkness To Light ✍ Nikki DuBose
✏Washed Away From Darkness to Light Book Summary : Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is a memoir that recounts the experiences of model Nikki DuBose as she overcomes a more than seventeen-year battle with abuse, child sexual victimization, eating disorders, psychosis, alcoholism, drugs, depression, suicide attempts, body dysmorphic disorder, and various other mental health issues, all while trying to navigate through the dark side of the fashion industry. Her journey began as a young, introverted child with a florid imagination growing up in Charleston, South Carolina. By the age of eight she had been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused and had developed an eating disorder. The abuse warped Nikki's self-perception and sparked patterns of psychosis, depression and destructive behavior that stayed with her into adulthood. In her early twenties she began working as a television host and started a career in modeling. Eventually Nikki attained success, appearing on the covers of magazines such as Maxim, shooting for editorials like Vanity Fair, Glamour and FHM, and appearing in campaigns for Perry Ellis. Cast into a world of excess, superficiality, and vanity, Nikki traveled the globe and experienced the finest that the material world had to offer, all while feeling empty inside. Her disorders, addictions and mental health issues took her to the brink of mortality and only though a deeply painful inner-battle and her mother's death was she able to reconnect the lost pieces of her soul and see the person she had so long rejected. Her recovery from a nearly lifelong struggle with PTSD, psychosis, addictions and eating disorders has left Nikki with a passionate longing to help others who are also suffering by advocating for mental health and self-acceptance. In America, more than sixty-one million individuals are affected by mental illness. Child sexual abuse affects more than forty-five million people in the United States alone, yet it is still regarded as one of the most shameful issues to date. Eating disorders affect millions and are one of the most destructive and life-threatening mental afflictions today – anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychological illness. Despite the extent of the suffering, eating disorders and mental health issues are poorly understood in popular culture and are often stigmatized, mocked, or even glorified because of misconceptions and ignorance over the seriousness of the manner. Although the modeling industry has made strides towards body diversity in the past couple of years, there is a lack of education and awareness surrounding eating disorders and other mental health issues. We believe that through the recent societal trends and improved sharing of information, we are beginning to break this paradigm, therefore another aim of this book will be to educate the public. Washed Away: From Darkness to Light will serve as a testimony to others to let them know that they are not alone in their fears, doubts, and frustrations, and that through recovery all things are possible. “A compelling and educational read about the dark side of the fashion business and its effect on mental health. Nikki draws upon her experiences of overcoming a life-threatening eating disorder as she navigates through the industry, all while wrestling with a broken home life and struggling to discover her inner voice. Nikki’s story is truly remarkable and will serve as a beacon to anyone who has ever doubted their own intrinsic value. I highly recommend Washed Away: From Darkness to Light.” —Brian Cuban, Attorney, Author (Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder), Activist “I was truly amazed by her determination to live life. I saw a woman that had every reason to quit and remain silent, but she chose to break through every obstacle that challenged her. I am very grateful that she has taken on the challenge to not only speak about her experience, but to fight for change in laws that will empower children and survivors to protect themselves. We all need to learn from Nikki and use our voices to create positive change. It is no longer okay for the silence to outweigh the tough discussion. Ignorance will not stop child sex predators from harming our children.” —Matthew Sandusky, Founder & Executive Director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, Author (Undaunted: Breaking My Silence to Overcome the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse), Speaker “To endure what DuBose has within her first decade proves more than most could handle in a lifetime, yet she looks back at her life with grace and a rare honesty. As she takes us through the overly sexualized fashion industry as an international top model, she gives the no-holds barred account on mental illness, rape, and eating disorders that our society so desperately needs.” —Neesha Arter, Journalist & Author (Controlled) “Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is an incredible story of one brave woman’s perseverance in the face of daunting life circumstances. Nikki DuBose details her chilling experiences with an eating disorder, childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse - and how she found the strength to rise above and find recovery. This powerful read will inspire those in their own recovery journeys.” —Kristina Saffran, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at Project HEAL
📒A Way From Darkness ✍ Taylor Hunt
✏A Way from Darkness Book Summary : A Way from Darkness is the unflinching and confessional story of Taylor Hunt's journey from addiction to health - physical, emotional, and spiritual. His parents' divorce set the stage for a downward spiral of self-destruction. The pressure he felt to keep his family together coupled with a deep desire to "fit in" fueled his experimentation with drugs and alcohol. His descent from upper-middle class teen with a promising future to the depths of heroin addiction left him bankrupt in every imaginable sense of the word. Soon, he was fully immersed in the dark underbelly of society and on the brink of death. Finding his way out of the abyss after ten years was neither quick nor easy. A twelve-step program of recovery and the practice of yoga provided the guiding lights toward a new path. Taylor does much more than share his story in A Way from Darkness; he invites the reader to find healing through community, Ashtanga yoga, and ultimately, acceptance.
📒Pilgrimage Toward The Light ✍ Miranda MacKenzie
✏Pilgrimage Toward the Light Book Summary : The memoir Pilgrimage Toward the Light: One Woman's Journey Away from the Darkness of Complex Childhood Abuse is author Miranda MacKenzie's chronicle of traumatic childhood abuse. In this honest and powerful book, Ms. MacKenzie recounts her harrowing journey to conquer emotional pain in order to move on with her life. Ms. MacKenzie's story portrays the common effects of abuse in a memorable, heartfelt and emotionally honest tone. The cycle of her mistreatment, perpetrated by family members, propelled her into two abusive marriages, other abusive relationships, and betrayal from religious leaders in her life. In an attempt to cope with her pain, addictions almost took Ms. MacKenzie's life. Just as her darkest hour loomed, she turned to God, finding salvation and healing. A strong relationship with Him has enabled Ms. MacKenzie to serve others with compassion, hope and abundance. About the Author: Miranda MacKenzie grew up in the Mid-West and currently resides in North Texas, where she works part-time as a hospital chaplain. She is inspired to write by her relationship with Jesus Christ and her determination to share her understanding and hope with others. Ms. MacKenzie is working on the next installment of her memoirs, highlighting specific experiences in greater detail. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/MirandaMacKenzie
📒Love Finds A Way Even Through The Darkness ✍ Tatyana Morosan
✏Love Finds a Way Even through the Darkness Book Summary : This book tells a story of a young woman named Vanessa, who had an image of a Christian who devoted her entire life to serving God. Meanwhile, she meets the young, handsome, and wealthy Marcus. Their love grew toward each other. Despite the brutality, even the closest people retained the ability to forgive and love them all even through the darkness.
📒From Darkness To Light ✍ Walter Gird
✏From Darkness to Light Book Summary : He was a kind and friendly person. A father to five kids and grandfather to eight kids. He worked on the gold mines all his life. He was a hard worker and was dedicated to his family. He was very health conscious. He always woke up early before he went to work, at 3:30 a.m., to have a workout. He had his gym in the backyard. He pumped iron every morning. He was always in good shape. He was not a drinker or smoker. He was a healthy person, till he got cancer. He received chemotherapy. All his hair fell out, and he got very thin. Even then, when he wasnt feeling well, he would train with his weights. He got my brother and me into training with weights when we were young. We still do it. He beat cancer, once, but it returned after a year or two. It eventually got him. He wrote two books over a time span over four years: From Darkness to Light and Walter the Wonder Boy. He was hoping to get them published, but it never happened. It was his dream to make money from his books. He was an excellent father. We will always love and miss him.
📒From Darkness ✍ Sasha Pruett
✏From Darkness Book Summary : Aging rocker Bane Bronson was used to living on the edge and not even the slow progression of time could mellow him. He was born, lived and was destined to push the envelope further than anyone else and answer to no one, or so he thought. Someone was about to get his attention and send him on a trip unlike any he had ever been on before. After two trips to the pits of Hell itself Bane made a choice that would affect not only himself, but his marriage, his family and his career forever. Turns out, his brief walk through the darkness of Hell was the easy part. As he questions every decision he’s ever made and his life falls apart around him will he turn to the comfort that leads to eternal torment? Or to the one that leads to freedom? Can he, his family, his career survive? Or will he let them all go? His eyes may be open, but does he even care anymore?
📒From Darkness To Light ✍ Krista McGuire
✏From Darkness to Light Book Summary : We all have struggles we deal with, and it is so important to have an outlet for an escape from our troubles. Krista McGuire struggles with mental disorders. Medication is necessary but only helps to an extent. This is when she put it in God's hands. She started painting and writing poetry for therapy, and it became her escape. This book is a collection of her work that tells her testimony and how God uses her gifts to glorify Him. Any person can relate To The book From Darkness to Light because it is poetry about everyday problems. Krista's goal is to speak to others about using the gifts God gave us, and this book is her stepping stone. She still struggles with mental disabilities, and she used to ask God, "Why me?" Now, she says, "Why not me?" One doesn't have to have a certain lifestyle, be a certain age, or have a certain level of education for God to use him or her. Krista's story proves that God can use us at our weakest moments. We just have to make ourselves available.
📒The Road Of Darkness ✍ Zoe Ambler
✏The Road of Darkness Book Summary : Addison, just out of her teens in early seventeenth century Louisiana, is the victim of a vampire attack. She is turned. Unlike most, she embraces it rather than fight it. Over her long years, she watches mortal man and their ways, fascinated with the evolution of their conflicts. Moving from country to country, war to war, immersed in the bloodshed and destruction. The road of darkness is a bitter one. From a deal gone bad with the Voodoo demi-god Baron Samedi to encounters with other supernatural beings. Time brings her heartbreaking loss of would-be love and few triumphs. The darkness grows. At the peak of her self destruction in a war torn desert she meets a Slayer bent on saving her rather than destroy her. What will it take to change the mind, heart and darkness of a former belle of the ball turned beast?
📒The Way Out Of Darkness ✍ Willie James Webb
✏The Way Out of Darkness Book Summary : This book is about the vital leadership role that true religion must play in society in order to be relevant for the threatening challenges and in order to be true to the mission and the high calling of God in Christ in this 21st Century. To highlight this challenge, the author brings forth a most difficult and bothersome question that has evolved out of the dynamic mix of cultural diversity in, That question is: How can the Christian Americans hold on to their patriotism for America and their loyalty to Jesus Christ with uncompromising conviction, and yet, be inclusive of the growing influx of cultural diversity and religious pluralism in a high technological society? This book provides the theological foundation for validating the Christian and American heritage in America; and how this unique heritage must learn how to relate, redemptively, to cultural diversity, ecumenism, universalism and the world. The enlightening principles and practice of public theology offer a ray of light and a star of hope out of the darkness.
📒Called From Darkness ✍ Bonita K. Wagner
✏Called from Darkness Book Summary : Chyna Wilson had already begun to question her allegiance to the satanic cult that she had been brought up in, when she falls in love with Todd Rivers. After being drawn to a revival meeting, her life changes forever. She confesses her past to Todd and he offers to help her start a new life. The cult members fear Chyna will tell what she has witnessed, and their leader, Brandon Foster, becomes obsessed by her betrayal. Danger lurks behind every corner and Chyna goes into hiding, but the cult always finds her. Its not until she stares death in the face, that she manages to escape...or has she?