A powerful memoir of finding beauty and friendship through the pain of loss, tragedy and brokenness, Even in Our Darkness explores what it means to know God and be known by Him.
Jack Deere tells the true story of his life growing up in East Texas in the 1950s and the disintegration of his family following his father’s suicide. In his mid-20s, Jack would rise to fame and success as a leading scholar, popular speaker and best-selling author.
But despite being rescued and exalted, Jack would ultimately be crushed in the years that followed. He would lose his son to suicide and his wife to alcoholism. Only then would Jack wrestle with his own addictions, surrender control and experience true healing.
An unvarnished story of the Christian life, Even in Our Darkness will serve as your own guide in overcoming life’s disappointments and learning to hear God speak in unbelievable ways.
“It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while, a gripping book comes along that is profoundly unmasked, unsettling and unforgettable. I couldn’t put this down: This is one devastating, thought-provoking, and needful read that will change the landscape of your soul.”
—Ann Voskamp, New York Times best-selling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts
“Even in Our Darkness is filled with the raw pain, beauty, mystery and grace that our hearts were meant for. … I found the vulnerability and transparency of this book to be shocking, and a desire arose in me to live all the more in the light as God is in the light. This book will encourage you.”
—Matt Chandler, lead teaching pastor of The Village Church and president of Acts 29 Network
“Jack Deere speaks on a vulnerable, raw and honest level about his own narrative and the darkness he has encountered, both around him and within his own soul. He ultimately points the reader to the God who is always there and who always sustains.”
—Dr. John Townsend, New York Times best-selling author
“Written beautifully and harrowingly—and so grippingly that you won’t want to stop reading—this story is everyone’s story.”
—Eric Metaxas, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of Miracles, If You Can Keep It, and Martin Luther