Even in Our Darkness: A Story of Beauty in a Broken Life

Written by:
Jack S. Deere
Narrated by:
Jack Deere

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2018
6 hours 48 minutes
'I am the descendant of drinkers and drifters better at passing on their love for the bottle than family history...' Prepare yourself for an unvarnished, harrowing look at one Christian's life. 

A powerful memoir of knowing and being known by God through the pain of loss, tragedy, and brokenness—Even in Our Darkness explores what it means to fend off doubt and despair, even in the most painful trials.

Jack Deere tells the true story of his life growing up near Fort Worth, Texas in the 1950's and the disintegration of his family following his father's suicide. Despite his difficult childhood and an inclination toward the depression that had crushed his parents, Deere describes how he began to wrestle with Christianity and how 'God was...slipping in through the crack of an open wound.'

In his mid-twenties, Jack rose to fame and success as a leading scholar, popular speaker, and bestselling author. But despite being rescued and exalted, Jack was devastated in the years that followed, losing his troubled son to suicide and his wife to alcoholism. Only then did he fully face his own addictions, surrender control, and experience true healing.

An authentic story of the Christian life, Even in Our Darkness is like following an experienced guide through a barren country. Like many believers, Deere has had experiences that nearly destroyed him, and he was shown, by grace, how to overcome life's disappointments and learn to hear God speak in unbelievable ways, despite the darkness that surrounds us.

'Unmasked, unsettling, and unforgettable . . . this will change the landscape of your soul.' —Ann Voskamp, bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts.
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An illuminating, if perhaps unintentional, presentation of the problems underlying high-profile evangelical Christianity in the USA today - where speaking of Christ's love to an audience of thousands and engaging in miracle healing services can sit alongside making millions on the stock market. Out of the subsequent wreckage of Jack Deere's life shines the constant faithfulness of his God and the hope that this can inspire in the darkest of circumstances.

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Kim M.

Absolutely phenomenal book. The transparency of the author is appreciated. I couldn’t stop listening to the many twists and turns that God has a way of allowing us to go.

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Beth G.

Story made me cry often. Made me so thankful that God is a God of love ,mercy, grace ,and many many chances. Thank you for being so open and honest about your pain in your life and how God was there through it all. May this book be a blessing to many hurting people, especially those in the family of God.

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