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Darkness Is As Light

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Darkness is as Light is a Christian women's devotional for persisting in hard places. Inspired by the Gothic Christian women mystics, this unapologetically womanly devotional is written for the succor and encouragement of women going through hard times, by women who have experienced God's presence in suffering. You'll recognize God in every entry by the way each woman met ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published October 16th 2020 by Park End Books
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Charlotte
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a collection of essays by women recounting the dark times in their lives. Each brief essay is paired with a verse or two from the Bible. If the entire book were to be paired with a passage from Scripture, it would be this, from the beginning of St. Paul's second letter to the Corinthians:

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with
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Corinne
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is the work of a number of women who have experienced God’s presence in their turmoil. The stories, or devotionals give hope to others experiencing hardship and profound stress in their lives. The women, from Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant backgrounds have a lyrical way with words that transports you into their circumstances. All essays are exquisitely told. My only bone to pick is the references to the women being associated with Gothic Mystics. This seems to me to take away from t ...more
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