Waiting For God by James Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

James Smith wrote this book after prayerful consideration following the urgings that he do so by his Christian mentors, Pastor Justis St.Hilaire, an evangelist, and Pastor Wesley Torres, now the President of the BC Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  He writes poignantly and transparently about the emotional and physical pain that dogged him for the majority of his life, creating relationship havoc in his loving marriage, depression, unpredictable rage, social withdrawal and a search for help through substance addictions and Buddhism. He felt hopeless and worthless, and attempted suicide more than once in his life.

As it says on the book's back cover, "God revealed Himself at Jim's lowest point". The journey from there is the purpose for Jim's wanting to share his story. Through subsequent presentations, he has met many other male victims of childhood sexual abuse in the 1970s and this book and his ministry is for those who are searching for answers and hope in a world that really doesn't offer much of that. I personally know people who will benefit in their lives from reading this book, and you likely do as well. If you would like a free copy, please let me (Cynthia, Communications Facilitator) know at comoxvalleysda at gmail.com. Jim wants his story of hope and redemption in the love and mercy of Jesus Christ to be spread widely.

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