Thursday, December 17, 2015

Book Review - Out Of Darkness by Stormie Omartian


Stormie Omartian tells her compelling story of a childhood marred by physical and emotional abuse that eventually led her into the occult, drugs, and tragic relationships.

Finding herself overwhelmed by fear and on the verge of suicide, she shares the turning point that changed her life and reveals the healing process that brought freedom and wholeness beyond what she ever imagined.

In this poignant drama, there is help and hope for anyone who has been scarred by the past or feels imprisoned by deep emotional needs. It is a glorious story of how God can bring life out of death, life out of darkness.

Stormie Omartian is the best-selling author of The Power of a Praying series with over 32 million books sold worldwide. In high demand as an international speaker, Stormie's passion is to help people know God and love Him in a deep way. A survivor of child abuse, Stormie brings a deep understanding of recovery issues to her work.


I read Stormie's first biography in one day because it was so good and I did this one in two. I love her writing, her story of how God has changed her life story from one of sadness and hopelessness into a life full of joy and grace, though Him. The greatest thing about her is that she shares openly and honestly about her life. I can relate to so much of what she has been through and she gives her reader hope about what God can do in all our lives, if we let Him. 

She came from a childhood of abuse from her mother to being a young woman afraid of a lot of things. I'm sure, like, me, many of you can relate to this. An abusive background can sometimes give us so many fears about things. To look at her life from the outside, you would think she had it all together, but only she knew how horribly afraid she was. 

The title of this book is perfect because Stormie's really was in despair and darkness. She was dabbling in the occult, being stalked, and living with the memories of abuse by her mother. Then she turned to God and He pulled her out of the darkness into the light. This is a book filled with hope and how God can take our lives and turn them into a thing of beauty. Her story is one of the most inspiring I've ever read!

I love this book and highly recommend it! It's especially great for those of us who have been abused and live with fear. There is a way out of this darkness with God! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Harvest House Publishers

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