Brandon explains, “I have served God faithfully for many years but when I lost my oldest son to a senseless killing, my faith was severely tested. I found himself asking how God he could let his happen.
The idea for my book, Treasures in the Darkness: Letting Go of Pain, Holding On to Faith, came from the reality that so many of the people God had entrusted me to shepherd were losing their sons, daughters, grand children, mothers and fathers suddenly. Because I had experienced a devastating lost first hand, I could effectively minister to those grieving heavily with no hope.
I want readers to know there is still hope for the future and it is okay to grieve but there is a healthy way in which to do so. Remember, you did not experience that horrible situation for not but through it you will find a greater understanding of self, God and your purpose to be a light to those you influence. Somebody is watching your faith!”
About the Book
The strongest believer’s faith can be shaken when faced with tragedy or even disappointment. Bishop Larry Brandon faced this himself when his oldest son, Brandon, 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.
About the Author
L. Lawrence Brandon is an author, producer, television and radio host, conference speaker, socially-active entrepreneur and esteemed business and community leader. He is the founder and CEO of LL Brandon Ministries, Inc, Praise Temple Ministries, and University Christian Preparatory School. He also serves as pastor of Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral in Shreveport, LA.
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