Out of the dark: My journey through the shadows to find God’s joy

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


Out of the dark: My journey through the shadows to find God’s joy


Mandisa with Suzanne Gosselin


K Love Books


Publication date:





237 pages


Mandisa’s life has been a struggle. A struggle to maintain her weight, a struggle to accept herself as worthy, a struggle to trust the Lord in the tragedies and disappointment of her life. She is very raw in the telling and her narrative is authentic. She takes us through her singing career, the ups and downs of the American Idle (yes, those verbal barbs are very painful), the tragic loss of her best friend to cancer and even the pandemic. Through it all, God is faithful and brings Mandisa out of the dark.


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Readers who are particularly interested in celebrity biographies

Christian impact:

Mandisa’s life tells of God’s unfailing love and care.

Also includes:

-songwriting credits


-about the authors


Out of the Dark: My Journey Through the Shadows to Find God's Joy


About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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