Testify to the Light The Spiritual Biography of Andy GustafsonSeptember 21, 2015 By Collegeville Institute M. Elizabeth Waters Des Moines, IA, Zion Publishing, 2015 Visit this title on the author's website » One December evening, Andy Gustafson came home to find his wife and children murdered—a nightmare that few can imagine surviving. Yet, in his anguish, he found a God who cried with him. Step by step, with the help of others and his faith practices, he recognized the Light that shines in the darkness, a light the darkness never completely overcomes. In time, with God’s Grace, he once again found family and purpose, vocation and fulfillment, joy. His life became a testimony to the enduring Light of God and a shining example to inspire others. Andy encouraged people to find and tell their own faith stories, particularly those stories that begin with loss, rage, and despair. An appendix provides questions for small groups to explore Andy’s life story and then their own experiences, discovering personal ways to Testify to the Light. “With the pace of a Grisham novel and the depth of Annie Dilliard, Testify to the Light follows the journey of one man as he moves from despair to hope. Andy Gustafson had it all: a loving wife, a growing family, a successful career, a place in his close-knit community. But when he returned home one evening to find his family brutally murdered, his world turned upside down and his journey out of that dark place began.” Rev. Jane Willan, Pastor of First Congregational Church, Grafton, Mass, author of Jump Start This Church! Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.