When tragedy strikes, letting go of pain is difficult, but holding on to faith can be even harder---as Brandon discovered. Sharing his struggle with doubt after his son's death, he offers wise insights to help us overcome our private suffering. Learn how to journey through the grief process, discover "hidden treasure" in dark times, and more. 208 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
The strongest believers faith can be shaken when faced with tragedy or even disappointment. Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon faced this himself when his oldest son, Larry was killed. Here he shares his own struggle, pain, and eventual victory in Christ. While it appeared to the world that he was doing well, inside his heart and faith were broken. Only someone who has faced the subtle crumbling and nagging doubts can speak with authority to the pain that readers face in such dark times.
Treasures in the Darkness also turns to the scripture to show how people like Abram, Sarai, David and others who loved God stumbled when their faith was put to the test. Through the text, the reader will gain spiritual understanding to help stay in faith while getting practical tools to help deal with and overcome private pain, whatever it may be. Treasures in the Darkness covers topics such as how to avoid masking one's pain, how to deal with frustration, assumption and presumption, coming through the grief process (the root of private pain), seeing our situation through the eyes of faith, discovering the "hidden treasure" in our pain, and more.
A popular lecturer and the author of several books, Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon is a well-loved pastor, minister, spiritual father, and community leader. As Senior Pastor and CEO of several churches, Bishop Brandon oversees Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, one of the fastest-growing congregations in the Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana, area. The Bishop is also the founder and CEO of Praise Temple Ministries and L. L. Brandon Ministries, Inc.