A Way From Darkness

A Way From Darkness

A Way From Darkness

A Way from Darkness is the unflinching and confessional story of Taylor Hunt's journey from addiction to health - physical, emotional, and spiritual. His parents' divorce set the stage for a downward spiral of self-destruction. The pressure he felt to keep his family together coupled with a deep desire to "fit in" fueled his experimentation with drugs and alcohol. His descent from upper-middle class teen with a promising future to the depths of heroin addiction left him bankrupt in every imaginable sense of the word. Soon, he was fully immersed in the dark underbelly of society and on the brink of death. Finding his way out of the abyss after ten years was neither quick nor easy. A twelve-step program of recovery and the practice of yoga provided the guiding lights toward a new path. Taylor does much more than share his story in A Way from Darkness; he invites the reader to find healing through community, Ashtanga yoga, and ultimately, acceptance.

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Author : Taylor Hunt
Publisher : Ekam Publishing
Release : 2016-02-16
Total Pages : 318 Pages
ISBN : 0692638393


Washed Away From Darkness To Light

Washed Away From Darkness To Light

Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is a memoir that recounts the experiences of model Nikki DuBose as she overcomes a more than seventeen-year battle with abuse, child sexual victimization, eating disorders, psychosis, alcoholism, drugs, depression, suicide attempts, body dysmorphic disorder, and various other mental health issues, all while trying to navigate through the dark side of the fashion industry. Her journey began as a young, introverted child with a florid imagination growing up in Charleston, South Carolina. By the age of eight she had been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused and had developed an eating disorder. The abuse warped Nikki's self-perception and sparked patterns of psychosis, depression and destructive behavior that stayed with her into adulthood. In her early twenties she began working as a television host and started a career in modeling. Eventually Nikki attained success, appearing on the covers of magazines such as Maxim, shooting for editorials like Vanity Fair, Glamour and FHM, and appearing in campaigns for Perry Ellis. Cast into a world of excess, superficiality, and vanity, Nikki traveled the globe and experienced the finest that the material world had to offer, all while feeling empty inside. Her disorders, addictions and mental health issues took her to the brink of mortality and only though a deeply painful inner-battle and her mother's death was she able to reconnect the lost pieces of her soul and see the person she had so long rejected. Her recovery from a nearly lifelong struggle with PTSD, psychosis, addictions and eating disorders has left Nikki with a passionate longing to help others who are also suffering by advocating for mental health and self-acceptance. In America, more than sixty-one million individuals are affected by mental illness. Child sexual abuse affects more than forty-five million people in the United States alone, yet it is still regarded as one of the most shameful issues to date. Eating disorders affect millions and are one of the most destructive and life-threatening mental afflictions today – anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychological illness. Despite the extent of the suffering, eating disorders and mental health issues are poorly understood in popular culture and are often stigmatized, mocked, or even glorified because of misconceptions and ignorance over the seriousness of the manner. Although the modeling industry has made strides towards body diversity in the past couple of years, there is a lack of education and awareness surrounding eating disorders and other mental health issues. We believe that through the recent societal trends and improved sharing of information, we are beginning to break this paradigm, therefore another aim of this book will be to educate the public. Washed Away: From Darkness to Light will serve as a testimony to others to let them know that they are not alone in their fears, doubts, and frustrations, and that through recovery all things are possible. “A compelling and educational read about the dark side of the fashion business and its effect on mental health. Nikki draws upon her experiences of overcoming a life-threatening eating disorder as she navigates through the industry, all while wrestling with a broken home life and struggling to discover her inner voice. Nikki’s story is truly remarkable and will serve as a beacon to anyone who has ever doubted their own intrinsic value. I highly recommend Washed Away: From Darkness to Light.” —Brian Cuban, Attorney, Author (Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder), Activist “I was truly amazed by her determination to live life. I saw a woman that had every reason to quit and remain silent, but she chose to break through every obstacle that challenged her. I am very grateful that she has taken on the challenge to not only speak about her experience, but to fight for change in laws that will empower children and survivors to protect themselves. We all need to learn from Nikki and use our voices to create positive change. It is no longer okay for the silence to outweigh the tough discussion. Ignorance will not stop child sex predators from harming our children.” —Matthew Sandusky, Founder & Executive Director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, Author (Undaunted: Breaking My Silence to Overcome the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse), Speaker “To endure what DuBose has within her first decade proves more than most could handle in a lifetime, yet she looks back at her life with grace and a rare honesty. As she takes us through the overly sexualized fashion industry as an international top model, she gives the no-holds barred account on mental illness, rape, and eating disorders that our society so desperately needs.” —Neesha Arter, Journalist & Author (Controlled) “Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is an incredible story of one brave woman’s perseverance in the face of daunting life circumstances. Nikki DuBose details her chilling experiences with an eating disorder, childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse - and how she found the strength to rise above and find recovery. This powerful read will inspire those in their own recovery journeys.” —Kristina Saffran, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at Project HEAL

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Nikki DuBose
Publisher : Outskirts Press
Release : 2016-09-30
Total Pages : 303 Pages
ISBN : 9781478777458


Singing Away The Dark

Singing Away The Dark

We are proud to present this beautifully produced, jacketed, large format special edition of the acclaimed picture book "Singing Away the Dark," which will include full bleed illustrations for the first time.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Caroline Woodward
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10-28
Total Pages : 44 Pages
ISBN : 177229019X


Scare Away The Dark A Stone Suspense

Scare Away The Dark A Stone Suspense

A savage assault. A sinister conspiracy. Can she battle PTSD and dig up the truth before a stalker sends her to an early grave? Vancouver, BC. Investigative reporter Jordan Stone is desperate to hunt down the mobster who forced her parents into witness protection. But when she recklessly follows an anonymous tip, she’s kidnapped and chained underground at the mercy of a sadist. Resigned to perish in a sea of pain, not even her fortunate discovery by the police manages to shake her dread that someone is out for her blood… Fighting through her battered emotions and bruised body, the fiery journalist works frantically to free herself and her family from the crime boss who wants them dead. But as the clues take her across the ocean to Sicily, she can’t escape the feeling she’s being stalked by an ominous new threat. Can Jordan end the looming menace, or will an assassin’s blade cut her life short? Scare Away the Dark is the second book in the harrowing A Stone Suspense mystery series. If you like international intrigue, strong-willed heroines, and heart-stopping danger, then you’ll love Karen Dodd’s breathtaking tale. Buy Scare Away the Dark to escape the shadows today!

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Karen Dodd
Publisher : Karen Dodd
Release : 2018-03-30
Total Pages : 282 Pages
ISBN : 9781775122159


Candle In The Darkness Refiner S Fire Book 1

Candle In The Darkness Refiner S Fire Book 1

"A gripping tale told by a gifted writer."--Beverly Lewis Caroline Fletcher is caught in a nation split apart and torn between the ones she loves and a truth she can't deny The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised to believe slavery is God-ordained and acceptable. But on awakening to its cruelty and injustice, her eyes are opened to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. At the same time, her father and her fiance, Charles St. John, are fighting for the Confederacy and their beloved way of life and traditions. Where does Caroline's loyalty lie? Emboldened by her passion to make a difference and her growing faith, will she risk everything she holds dear?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lynn Austin
Publisher : Bethany House
Release : 2002-11-01
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 1441202870


A Way Out

A Way Out

A Way Out: From Darkness to Light takes you inside the hearts and minds of five sex trafficking survivors. Casondra, Leah, Iris, Kelsea and Maria share the intimate details of their journeys of healing, highlighting pain from their past, redemption through Jesus Christ, and the growth in their Christian walks while in the A Way Out Ministries program. Get ready to laugh and cry as you see life through their eyes.

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Author : Casondra Austin
Publisher :
Release : 2021-08-12
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1734554304


Learning To Walk In The Dark

Learning To Walk In The Dark

In this long awaited follow-up to the best-selling An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor explores ‘the treasures of darkness’ that the Bible speaks about. What can we learn about the ways of God when we cannot see the way ahead, are lost, alone, frightened, not in control or when the world around us seems to have descended into darkness?

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Genre : Religion
Author : Barbara Brown Taylor
Publisher : Canterbury Press
Release : 2014-06-30
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781848256170


Season Of Darkness

Season Of Darkness

In 1940, England is desperate and fearful. The threat of a German invasion is real, and many German Nationals are interned in camps across the country. One such is on Prees Heath, near the small town of Whitchurch in Shropshire, where Tom Tyler is the sole detective inspector. When a young women is found murdered on a desolate country road, Tyler -- who has no shortage of troubles of his own -- finds himself drawn into an uneasy alliance with one of the Prees Heath internees, a psychiatrist, who claims to be an expert on the criminal mind.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Maureen Jennings
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2012-09-25
Total Pages : 418 Pages
ISBN : 9780771043284


Of Light And Darkness

Of Light And Darkness

"An absolutely unstoppable love story in an unputdownable book. So many twists and surprises I could barely take a breath!" - Shelly Crane, New York Times Bestselling Author of Significance and Wide Awake "A true delight from start to finish! It is sure to leave you thirsting for more!" - Diane Alberts, USA Today Bestselling Author hr Charlotte Ruzikova is an ordinary girl, but in a world of magic and monsters, it's exactly what makes her an outcast. In occult Prague, Witches draw enchantment spells, Shifters throw tea parties, and markets glow like stardust as jack-o'-lanterns jeer from cobblestone paths. For humans on the mundane side of town, the occult city is a fairy tale for storybooks, but for Charlotte, it's home. When she catches the eye of an Elven prince and spurns his advances, Charlotte sparks a devastating war between the creatures of the light and those lurking in the darkness. Worst of all, she endangers the person she loves most: the man who brought her to the occult city. Joining forces with a coven of outcast monsters, Charlotte rebels against an empire to preserve the magic in her city and in her heart. But can her allies set aside their differences for the greater good? Loyalties are tested and grudges grow thorny roots, but no matter the cost, Charlotte will fight to save the shadows. In the occult city, the dawn cannot consume the night. Warning: Guillermo del Toro-style monsters with the heart of a Studio Ghibli film roam free in the streets of Occult Prague. Fans of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS and THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES will be eager to visit. hr "I love a vampire that does what a vampire is supposed to do...I highly recommend this story as a must read! Goodbye Bella and Edward!"- I Heart YA Books "This was such a magical and beautifully written tale of love and found family. The plot had all the dynamic twists and turns to keep me enthralled to see what would happen next. I support any book that takes the "good versus evil" theme and flips it so the "evil" beings are misunderstood and hated by the "good" for being different. Also, I just really like vampires." - Verified Reviewer "Leighton had shown off her talents as a world builder, with an ability to create an atmosphere the reader can feel a part of. Her characters arrive on the scene fully fleshed out, each with their own quirks and backstory." - Steve Taintor, Vine Voice "Holy f***ing s***! This woman is an f***ing genius! I mean, seriously! I was hooked in from the very first word to the f***ing last! This book deserves 1,000s of stars because its just that f***ing epic. EPIC!!! That's the perfect word for this book." -Verified Reviewer

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Shayne Leighton
Publisher : The Parliament House
Release : 2020-07-21
Total Pages : 424 Pages
ISBN : 9781735417141


Finding My Way Through The Darkness

Finding My Way Through The Darkness

Story of my life, starting from the age of 8, I was living in poverty, felt neglected and was physically and emotionally abused. I had struggled with having low-self esteem and forming relationships with others along the way. I had been finding my way out of the traps I've set myself unknowingly throughout my life. I was trying to find the light in between each of the experiences I had been through, by having faith and courage which helped me to become stronger.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Natasha White
Publisher : Authorhouse UK
Release : 2021-01-25
Total Pages : 60 Pages
ISBN : 1728352703