Shawna Arnold, a native of Saskatchewan, has just written a powerful short testimonial to Healing Mercy of God. From Darkness into Light recounts Shawna’s personal journey from a troubled and abusive childhood, through rebellious teenage years (which included drug abuse and jail time) and abortion — all of which was a downward spiral into more and more pain and despair. Although it deals with very painful events, this book is important because it can help those in the pro-life movement to better understand the traumatic events that can lead a woman to make the tragic decision to abort her unborn child. The better we can understand where women are coming from, the better we can reach out to them, to help them to receive the love and support that they need to have their babies, whether they keep the children, or give them up for adoption.
If the book ended there, it would be enlightening, but incomplete. The story of her life continues, and we also are drawn in to the mystery of the Love and Mercy of God: how God used ordinary people to help Shawna to begin her journey back to the Love of the Heavenly Father, to be washed, once more, in the Blood of the Lamb. Shawna shares her story of post-abortion healing, and her story gives hope to every woman and man who has been wounded by the tragedy of abortion — to know that there is healing and hope in Our Lord Jesus Christ!
I highly recommend this short book to every man and woman of good will, but especially to those hurting from abortion and those who, like me, believe that every human life is a sacred gift from God, from conception until natural death.
— Fr. Ben J. Cameron, C.P.M.