At fifteen, Tindell Baldwin weighed her options--continue to follow the path and the rules set by her Christian family, or find her place in the "popular" group and have some real fun. She decided to write God a good-bye letter and set out to live the life she thought she wanted.
In her memoir, she shares provocative, raw insights into her journey through high school that led to places she never intended to go. She writes vividly and honestly to help anyone thinking of taking a similar journey themselves. Tindell shares the often untold cost of emotional pain that comes as a result of the decisions many of us make to fit in.
Her story shows the temporary, shallow, and painful parts of living life on the wild side while shedding light on how she stumbled back to God and discovered grace.
Tindell Baldwins words best describe her passion and this book:
My heart is for teenage girls because my story is much like so many of theirs. I was just a girl who made a lot of mistakes. I was a girl who had sex before marriage and then had a broken heart. I was a girl who did drugs and drank to fill the void that was deep in my heart. I was a girl who was desperate to be popular. A girl who, like so many others, didnt know the dark side of sin. So my aim is to reach teenage girls, and through an honest account of my darkest sins, show them what they are up against. My heart is that teens would hear my story and flee to Christ. My greatest desire is that God would be glorified above all else.
Through a two-part journey (Dark and Light), Tindell details how she said goodbye to her familys God and pursued popularity at all costs while climbing the social chain in high school. During a night of partying, she even encountered the man suspected of killing Natalee Holloway in Aruba. But God did not leave Tindell. The Light part of her story shows how she reconnected with God, changed her ways, and discovered abundant and real life through Christ.
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