Item description for A Light In the Darkness by Corban Klug...
Growing up, Abigail Thomas is a child of startling beauty, sweetness, and strength. But one hot August night all of that changes. In the lust-crazed hands of her father her innocence is shattered and the flame in her heart, once so brilliant, is brutally extinguished. For years Abigail suffers in fear and isolation, her only friend a young woman named Annabelle herself enduring repeated abuse at the hands of her own father. Then one snowy night the horror climaxes. With clarity Abigail understands that she must flee or die. Abandoning her home in the darkness of the blizzard, she strikes out westward on a lonely road to the mountains.
Little does she know that the momentous days to come will change her life forever.
Abigail's epic journey is both temporal and spiritual-from the Appalachian foothills to the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and from the abyss of despair to the heights of hope. Hers is a story about overcoming evil and the regrets of the past and learning to view the future through the looking glass of faith in God. It is a story about walking through the valley of Death's shadow and finding life on the other side.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 6.04" Height: 1.25" Weight: 1.42 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1591606497 ISBN13 9781591606499
Reviews - What do customers think about A Light In the Darkness?
Somebody get this to Oprah! Jun 7, 2004
Since I know the author and his family, I kind of put off reading the book because I didn't want to have to "say something" if I really didn't like it or think it was that good. That and the fact it's almost 500 pages!
I am an avid book lover/reader--not romance novels but a wide range of writers and a lot of non-fiction. Last summer about this time I was one of the millions in Oprah's Book Club working my way through "East of Eden," which I loved. I only mention this because I think "A Light in the Darkness" has the same compelling qualities that make "East of Eden" great--strong character development, descriptions that give "you are there" details of all the heroine's sensory experiences, and a "story" everyone will be touched by in some way.
Mr. Klug is so adept at turning a phrase that I ended up highlighting many passages! Like Steinbeck, he addresses good and evil in a manner that brings it home, is honest, real and practical. Unlike Steinbeck, Mr. Klug seems to have gotten a lot further in his understanding of the spiritual background of life.
When I finished the book, I did not feel it should have been shorter but rather that sadness one feels when one bids "goodbye" to the characters at the end of a good read. The only thing left to say is, "Corban Klug, when will there be more?!"
Good overcomes evil Jan 18, 2004
This is an inspirational story for anyone who has felt or feels defeated by abuse. I found myself cheering Abigail's new found hope and faith in God. There is a light in the darkness and it is inside each of us. This story reminds us that we are "our brother's keeper".
This is a MUST read!! Jan 2, 2004
I was immediately drawn into the story and the lives of Abigail and Gerhard as if I were living with them. They became real people in my life who I know and love as friends. The story gripped me. The tears flowed many times. I could not put the book down. From the very beginning there was an unending suspense of what might happen next. It is about life and relationships--the good and the bad--an intertwining of the challenges, the victories, the defeats...and the possibilities.
I Loved It! Dec 31, 2003
One night I read until 3 a.m. because I didn't want to put this book down! I awoke the next morning wondering what Abigail and Gerhard were doing that day, as though they were my real friends! Watching Abigail learn to see the Light in the darkness was truly inspiring and I will be keeping a few of these books on hand for gift-giving!
Excellente Dec 28, 2003
This guy is an incredible writer!! Wait until you read his character descriptions and scenic imagery. He is a very gifted writer. Sit down with some warm tea, a blanket, and a fire. Get ready for a sweet read! If this is the beginning, I can't imagine what he will be writing in ten years!!! This is a must read.