Faith Shines Through When Darkness Tries to Hide

Sophia Karnolt is going to be a senior at Thayer Academy this fall. She loves traveling and spending time with friends and family. Last year, she went to the Galápagos Islands to help teach English to kids and clear out endangered species from planting fields. In school, her favorite subjects include English and science. She also runs for her school’s track and field team, and she loves the beach.

Written by Sophia Karnolt

Darkness is something that a lot of people suffer from at a point in their life, especially high school students. Depression is unfortunately very common in high schoolers and even for older people. Everyone knows the feeling of darkness and wants to find the light at the end of the tunnel. In the first book, “The Right Person,” Chris Dunkin was someone who was in that darkness and he was fortunate enough to find a way out and connect with God, who he realized was his “light.” 

Jason Davids is someone who has the whole bad boy attitude and uses drugs/alcohol regularly. He suffers from darkness but he didn’t realize it until an event took place leaving him feeling guilty.  After the event happened, he started talking to pastors and being in church more than he has ever been. This book shows the importance God has on lives and it demonstrates how he can pull people out of a dark place. Jason soon realizes the main cause of his darkness and urges to hold on to the “light” of which he found. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling in life right now. This book really highlights that God can bring light to any situation and make it better. Connecting with him will help whatever you are going through.

Jason Davids has not slept in thirty-seven hours. He glances at his clock: 7:20 p.m. 

You can do this, Jason, he says to himself. Just get up and go. Go tell them the truth. Tell everyone at Alyssa’s party that you found Andy’s body. Tell them that he looked dead. Tell them about the horror in Chantal’s eyes when she came rushing up the stairs. Make sure you tell them that it is all your fault.

One day after a tornado strikes Montgomery, Massachusetts, Andy Rosetti is in a coma with life-threatening injuries. Jason Davids and Chris Dunkin devise a plan to help Andy and unite the students at Montgomery Lake High School. However, no one–not even Chris–knows Jason’s secret about the day of the storm.

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Published by Author Stacy A. Padula

Stacy Padula has spent the last 14 years working daily with teenagers as a college counselor, mentor, and life coach. She was named "Top Inspirational Author of the Year" for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (New York, NY). In 2021, she was broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square as "Empowered Woman of the Year." Her Gripped book series is currently being adapted for TV by Emmy-winning producer Mark Blutman. She is the founder and CEO of Briley & Baxter Publications: a publishing company that donates a portion of its proceeds to animal rescues each month. She has edited and published a variety of titles, including Boston Bruins Anthem Singer Todd Angilly and Rachel Goguen's The Adventures of Owen & the Anthem Singer, LaTonya Pinkard of Netflix's Last Chance U's Nate & His Magic Lion, and former NHL player Norm Beaudin's memoir The Original: Living Life Through Hockey. Stacy resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts with her husband Tim and two miniature dachshunds, Briley and Baxter.