Through Darkness to Light

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Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781616896096
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Photography

They left in the middle of the night—often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. Between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865, an estimated one hundred thousand slaves became passengers on the Underground Railroad, a journey of untold hardship, in search of freedom. In Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, Jeanine Michna-Bales presents a remarkable series of images following a route from the cotton plantations of central Louisiana, through the cypress swamps of Mississippi and the plains of Indiana, north to the Canadian border— a path of nearly fourteen hundred miles. The culmination of a ten-year research quest, Through Darkness to Light imagines a journey along the Underground Railroad as it might have appeared to any freedom seeker. Framing the powerful visual narrative is an introduction by Michna-Bales; a foreword by noted politician, pastor, and civil rights activist Andrew J. Young; and essays by Fergus M. Bordewich, Robert F. Darden, and Eric R. Jackson.

From Darkness to Light

Author: David L. Dyer
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452548811
Release Date: 2012-04-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

David L. Dyer, brother to world-renowned motivational speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer, has his own inspirational story to share. It took David sixty-eight years and the life-altering diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease to truly grasp the signifi cance of his brother’s famous mantra, “Do not die with your music still in you.” Once he did, however,he was able to use his gift of language—a long-suppressed talent—to confront the demons that have haunted him for decades. In his memoir, From Darkness to Light, David recalls stories of his life, from his earliest memories to his most recent years. He recounts childhood memories of playing with Wayne, two years his junior; going into foster care after his father abandoned his family; facing bullies and teasing; and struggling to learn to swim. As he grew older and drifted away from his close friendship with Wayne, David turned to partying and alcohol—and the latter would stay with him for years. He later joined the army and found himself serving in Vietnam, where he witnessed horrific events that would aff ect him for decades to come. From Darkness to Light takes a cathartic journey through the events of one man’s life, following him up to the present. It celebrates the bond of brotherhood, and it embraces David as a boy, as a veteran, and as the man he is today.

From Dirt to Gold

Author: Tristesse Genevieve
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1479256749
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

I had two wishes in my life; one for true happiness, and the other for true love. This is my story through my poetry. Poems of my darkest days, and of the tragic love I shared with past lovers. Followed by poems of my passage into light, and finding true love.

Washed Away From Darkness to Light

Author: Nikki DuBose
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478777458
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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 Journey from Darkness to Light

Author: Mahmoud Mansi
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452017638
Release Date: 2010-04-27
Genre: Fiction

Why does knowledge make us see things we don't want to see? Why does it make us suffer more than it makes us happy? Why do we exist in a world with dominating curses more than blessings? Why can't we define the true meaning of happiness, and barely smell its odor? When are we going to finally start asking the right questions? Why are we down here on this planet, asked to seek perfection in an imperfect world? What was the true reason behind making Prophet Adam eat from the forbidden tree? When do artists finally reach their point of perfection? If human beings, animals and insects have their own psychology, what about other creatures among which are invisible ones? Not all explanations are mentioned in books But till when will we have questions without any answers? Searching for a way, some souls ask: Why does darkness exist, while light seems endless? We search for the key chain, while we don't even know which door is the right one! But, who's she; who astonished his life, captured the sundered pieces of his heart, and brought him the keys to tons of buried secrets the one who didn't fear touching his wounds, and the one who anticipated all his moves? Some masts are old enough to be one of the antiques the sea carries or swallows, yet it still supports the deck, controls the ship, and above its towering apex, it guides the captain It's still a lively organ in the giant space of the sea. He stood there, his body straight and solid as a mast, while erecting from such bemusements with the strength of a sailor, the knowledge of a captain and the vision of an artist, he sailed for his journey, toward the endless seas of the Universe

From Darkness To Light

Author: Jenean Douglas
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449777982
Release Date: 2012-12-26
Genre: Religion

Many parents feel hopeless, frustrated, angry, and exasperated when raising their children. This is a book of hope. Jenean shares some of her personal struggles in raising twin boys diagnosed with autism, after a painful legal separation from her husband. True stories from seven other God-fearing single parents are shared to encourage you along your journey in raising your blessings from the Lord. This devotional was written to embolden you or a loved one—there is light at the end of the tunnel. That light is Jesus Christ, the Anointed One. He will guide you as to what is best for you and your child. He has equipped you for this precious child. It may not be easy, but God purposed you for a time such as this. Jenean encourages you to journal your prayers daily as you comb through the Scriptures. Jot down your hopes, fears, dreams, and prayers daily as you get to know God. She has chosen songs and Scriptures that ministered to her during the difficult times. Meditate upon the Scriptures or choose your own, but turn your internal voice from complaining to praising, and watch God turn your situation from darkness to light in Him!

From Darkness to Light

Author: Frank And Joan Testa
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781619962224
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Frank Testa was a Catholic priest for 13 years, after 8 years of seminary in the U.S. and Europe. Joan Testa was a Dominican nun for 22 years. They have been pastors and missionaries for 31 years. "From Darkness to Light," written with love for Catholics, is a plea to all who are in religious bondage to "come out from among them" before it is too late. Religious systems of the world are deciding their destinies as they submit to the global antichrist economic and political system emerging on the horizon. The Vatican has taken the lead in embracing a network of world religions. Religious and Political Babylon are brokering positions of power on the world stage at this very hour. The Holy Spirit is calling people to heed the warning of the Book of the Revelation: "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." Revelation 18: 4-5 ALPHA AND OMEGA MINISTRIES P.O. Box 294 Christiana, Pennsylvania 17509 [email protected] www.alphaandomegaministries.info

Darkness to Light with Hope

Author: Abraham Gold
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477133897
Release Date: 2012-08-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

All these years while my children were growing up, it was too difficult for me to talk about my past. The immense terrifying madness that had erupted in history, and in the conscience of humankind was too painful As my children grew up they started to ask questions about their grandmother and grandfather. Finally I told them a little history of the war in Europe. The Nazis in Germany set out to build a society in which there simply would be no room for the Jews. Toward the end of their reign, their goal changed; they wanted to leave behind a world in ruins in which Jews would never to have existed. The Germans everywhere in Russia, in the Ukraine, and in Lithuania, carried out the Final Solution by turning their machine guns on more than a million Jews, who were not only killed but were denied burial in a cemetery. It is obvious that the war, which Hitler and his accomplices waged, was a war not only against Jewish men, women, and children but also against Jewish religion, Jewish culture, Jewish tradition, therefore Jewish memory. Yet having lived through this experience, I could not keep silent no matter how difficult, if not impossible, it was for me to speak. I had many things to say, I did not have the words to tell them. How was I to speak of what happened without trembling, heartbroken for all eternity, The hungerthirstfeartransportselectionfirechimney. When it came to tell them, what did happen to their grandparents, aunts and uncles, no words came out of my mouth, we all started to cry. In 1974, November I was given a testimonial dinner for serving as post Commander of the J.W.V. in Orangeburg New York. The editor of our towns newspaper came to our house to interview me knowing that I was a Holocaust survivor.

From Darkness to Light

Author: Ruben S.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426946165
Release Date: 2010-11-29
Genre: Self-Help

From Darkness to Light presents a true account of the life of Ruben S. The son of a frightened mother and an alcoholic father, Ruben grew up shuttling between Puerto Rico and Florida. His intention is not to portray himself as a fearless, brave, intelligent, or grandiose person; to him, these characteristics are irrelevant when considering the personal destruction of a human being. Instead, he intends to tell a story that seeks to guide others to identify their own pain and failures. Learn to seek and identify those areas that are creating problems in your life and, without comparing them, address, correct, and remove them once and for all. For families or friends affected by the use and abuse of alcohol, controlled substances, or other devastating problems, Rubens story should serve as a call for change. It can provide a foundation for anyone trying to resume life, find freedom from the destructive force that is addiction, and once again become a productive member of society. From Darkness to Light is the story of a life saved and brought back from the precipice of alcohol and drug abuse. It is a story of hope that aims to make a difference in the life of anyone who reads it.

Darkness Light

Author: John Harvey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547628004
Release Date: 2007-07-02
Genre: Fiction

Former cop Frank Elder is drawn out of retirement when his ex-wife asks him to look into the disappearance of her friend Jennie’s sister Claire in Nottingham. Elder reluctantly returns to the city where his family disintegrated. Elder uncovers sexual secrets of Claire’s that take Jennie by surprise. But when Claire is found dead at home—unmarked and carefully dressed—it is Elder who is surprised by the similarities to an old case. To solve this riddle, Elder will have to repartner with Detective Inspector Maureen Prior and delve into several suspects’ traumatic histories. In a case in which neither memories, confessions, nor instincts can be trusted, Elder struggles with the weight of the past and Harvey delivers another psychologically trenchant page-turner.

From Darkness to the Light

Author: Henna K.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1973765721
Release Date: 2017-08-16
Genre:

Short heartfelt extracts of poems that map and guide your thoughts to another level. This includes some encouraging words to uplift your faith and make you see through the darkness. The light is nearer than you believe it to be but to get to the light you must pass through the darkness. These words will touch your heart in many beautiful ways and make you see things to a whole different perspective. Not just words, but this is my heart speaking and telling you its tales. From darkness to the light, is your navigation each page follows on from the previous. Everything will start to come together for you and you will be able to see clearer through the dust and obstacles that have diverted your eyes away from the truth. There are a series of illustrations that make this poetry book eye catching and interesting. They say a picture can speak a thousand of words; these illustrations will speak for themselves as you unfold each chapter. This is the story telling of breaking, falling and eventually healing.

Darkness and the Light

Author: Olaf Stapledon
Publisher: Gateway
ISBN: 9780575128620
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Fiction

Stapledon projects two separate futures for humanity, depending not on the outcome of World War II but on the failure or success of a future "Tibetan Renaissance" to influence the temper and ideology of the militaristic empires that threaten it.

From Darkness to Light A True Story

Author: Fiona Lynch
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781447561132
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Religion

'From Darkness to light' - A True Story. This is a true story about a black woman's battle with prejudice, domestic violence, drugs and her spiritual journey culminating in a remarkable transformation. "This story will make you cry tears of sadness and tears of joy... You will find it hard not to be moved." 'A - Shocking - Story. A Must Read!' William C Brown