Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Spotlight + Tour GIVEAWAY: Leaving Darkness by Greg Schaffer




About the Book

Title: Leaving Darkness  
Author: Greg Schaffer  
Genre: Christian Fiction  
Release date: October 31, 2018
  
Long-haul truck driver Lowell Ferguson is on the brink of suicide. He is haunted by the guilt of a horrible secret from his senior year of high school. Therapy and antidepressants aren’t able to lift him out of depression. At twenty-eight years old, he believes his life has dissolved into a meaningless annoyance. Only the strong bond with his lone friend—a Chihuahua named Rufus—keeps him from choosing death. But when Lowell learns Rufus may have cancer, he fears there will be no reason left to live if his beloved dog dies.

While awaiting the diagnosis, he comes across a flier for a Christian support group promising hope and freedom. A skeptic and an apatheist, he nonetheless reluctantly decides to join the group. Through this joining, he finds what he has been yearning for—a path toward leaving the darkness of depression. This first step provides Lowell the courage to do what he must to escape his guilt and finally confront his past.

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About the Author

Greg Schaffer participated in a small Christian-based group ministry in 2011 and became a facilitator with the ministry to help others find their direction toward a purposeful life. 

His firsthand experiences of lives transformed through such healing groups led him to write Leaving Darkness, hoping the tale of transformation through God’s grace may encourage those lost in their own darkness to reach out for help. 

The author of two previous novels, Greg lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife and three rescue dogs.


Guest Post from Greg

As first a group participant and then a volunteer for Restore Small Groups for many years, I’ve seen firsthand the healing power of small group ministries. Many want to change, but don’t know how.

Leaving Darkness tells the fictional story of one lost in depression to the point of contemplating suicide who happens upon such a Christian-based ministry. Although he is reluctant at first, he gives the process a chance, and through it leaves his darkness, finds his faith, and becomes the person God meant for him to be. 

I was called to write this story in hope that someone with similar struggles may read Leaving Darkness and realize that there is a way out of the darkness when everything else has failed.


Giveaway


To celebrate his tour, Greg is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!! 

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!! Click on the image above or the link the below to enter.



Blog Stops


Godly Book Reviews, February 16
Bukwurmzzz, February 18
Power of Words, February 19 (Spotlight)
Maureen’s Musings, February 21
Bibliophile Reviews, February 23
Janices book reviews, February 24
Carpe Diem, February 25
Texas Book-aholic, February 26
Just the Write Escape, February 28
Bigreadersite, March 1
Artistic Nobody, March 1 (Spotlight)

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. My nephew who was 12 committed suicide last month. I pray this book helps others.

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  2. I hope this book helps those that are thinking about suicide.

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  3. Thank you for writing on a subject that no one wants to hear about.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Thank you for being part of the book tour for " Leaving Darkness" by Greg Schaffer. Sounds like an absolutely fabulous book and one that I would greatly enjoy having the opportunity to read.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  5. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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  6. I'd like to read this. I think I would find it beneficial.

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