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Finding Heaven in the Dark by William L. Ingram is the author’s compelling and insightful story of personal struggle filled with nostalgia and faith.
Finding Heaven In The Dark is a multiple award winning memoir. It’s a moving account of William L. Ingram’s odyssey from rebellion to redemption as he searched blindly for the meaning to his life. Follow his agony and his ecstasy, of discovering life saving, and life affirming Spiritual Principles.
As a black African-American son, of an unwed mother, and a child of the post World War II baby boom generation, the author struggled with secret anger and a confused life view. His self-destructive rebellion and desertion from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967, turned into a cross country trek that ended in a Los Angeles, California skid row rescue mission. There the 17 year old fugitive was forced to confront his personal demons.
Finding Heaven In The Dark describes William’s questioning of the traditional Christianity of his youth, and and his introduction to the ancient Judeo-Christian practice of Meditation, as taught by Roy Masters, a Los Angeles preacher and teacher.
This “Be still and Know...” meditation/concentration exercise was the key to awakening the author to his authentic spiritual self and bringing him to the awareness of God’s healing love for broken and lost souls.
Finding Heaven In The Dark is a powerful metaphor for the spiritual quest of searchers that journey to the center of themselves for understanding their purpose and the meaning of life.
READERS' FAVORITE REVIEW:
Genre: Non-Fiction – Memoir
Review: Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
The political backdrop, coupled with spiritual transformation, makes
this memoir different and unique. It is a story of loss, redemption,
and faith and how the author’s faith in Christian meditation guides
him is interesting.
The book is honest and I admire the author’s courage to share the dark phases of his life, his rebellious attitude, and confused state of mind with readers. His discovery of life saving and life affirming principles, and his journey of self-discovery and awakening are enlightening.
The book will ignite the curiosity of all those who are striving to find a purpose in their lives, an inner meaning, and also to learn more about themselves and their identity. The book is detailed and descriptive and the author takes readers right into his life and the spiritual transformation undergone by him. I like his perspective on meditation; it is quite interesting yet deep at the same time.