Treasures of Darkness

Treasures of Darkness

by Kenneth M Hekman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595181797
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Afraid to Die1
Afraid to Live7
Not Afraid to Die41
Not Afraid to Live71
About the Author111

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Treasures of Darkness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Treasures of Darkness allows us into the mind and heart of a fellow traveller on the Christian faith journey. Ken Hekman deeply, thoughtfully, and extremely honestly invites us to walk alongside of him as he journies through four stages of grief over the death of his beloved daughter, Carla. Few are able as honestly, boldly, and faithfully to question, wonder, weep, express anger, and joy in the face of such unspeakable pain. In poetry and prose readers encounter a profound search for the heart of God and for what it means to be human in relationship with God in the face of deep sorrow and pain. Ken does not settle for quick, easy, packaged 'sympathy-card' answers to pain. Echoing the anguish of Job and some of the responses to life of David in the Psalms, Ken struggles with God, life, and death. And even in his most seemingly faith-questioning moments, it is precisely then that he is most faith-full. This book is timely for any who would read for its honesty, insight, and encouragement to Christian faith as Ken searches to know, serve, and love God in the face of some of life's deepest mysteries and pain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Treasures of Darkness is a gripping, honest, expression of a father's grief over the sudden death of his teenage daughter. The author tackles his grief head on and isn't afraid to ask some of the most pressing questions in life: Why are we here? What purpose does our life serve? Who is God? Why does he appear so silent and hidden at times? Like that of the Old Testament Psalmists the questions are asked with piercing honesty and forthrightness. Futhermore, the author resists cheap answers. The result are profound insights through prose and poetry into the meaning of our lives that will challenge all who dare to read. This book is a must read not only for those who are facing adversity in their own lives, but also for those seeking to be instruments of grace to those who are facing it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's time for some honest grief in the wake of terrorist attacks, and this book is about as honest as it gets. Profound grief produces profound insights, and they're all here.