Finding Heaven in the Dark

A Memoir about Discovering Life's Meaning

Non-Fiction - Memoir
254 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2018
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Author Biography

Imagine overcoming painful life circumstances; Learning to forgive your past and embrace your present! Visualize a lasting faith that heals with love, joy, and peace of mind as a way of life!

William L. Ingram's odyssey of rebellion and redemption led to his discovery of life saving and life affirming principals. The spellbinding odyssey he recounts occurred during the turbulent racial and political storms in 1960's America. Spanning his formative years as a Black, fatherless boy of the post World War II Baby Boom Era, the author has penned an honest, passionate, and inspirational memoir.

William L. Ingram is a retired entrepreneur and service business owner. After 40 years of calling R. I. home he now resides in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
In 2017 his book received 2 President’s Silver Book awards from the Florida Authors & Publishers Assoc.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Finding Heaven in the Dark by William L. Ingram is the author's compelling and insightful story of personal struggle filled with nostalgia and faith in God, which makes him believe that God has a plan for everyone. Though each one of us has a different journey to undertake, it is important to submit ourselves to God to experience His unconditional love. The book chronicles Ingram's journey from being born to a black, unwed mother in 1949, the 1960s theme of race relations, political instability, assassinations, and the Vietnam War, and how they all influenced him to change his life from that of self-destruction to that of having a better meaning and purpose.

The political backdrop, coupled with spiritual transformation, makes this memoir different and unique. It is a story of loss, redemption, and faith and how the author’s faith in Christian meditation guides him is interesting. The book is honest and I admire the author’s courage to share the dark phases of his life, his rebellious attitude, and confused state of mind with readers. His discovery of life saving and life affirming principles, and his journey of self-discovery and awakening are enlightening. The book will ignite the curiosity of all those who are striving to find a purpose in their lives, an inner meaning, and also to learn more about themselves and their identity. The book is detailed and descriptive and the author takes readers right into his life and the spiritual transformation undergone by him. I like his perspective on meditation; it is quite interesting yet deep at the same time.