Rivers of Darkness, Visions of Light

From Extortion to Salvation

by Larry A. Whited



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/1/2010

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781449707439
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781449707422
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781449706104

About the Book

Rivers of Darkness, Visions of Light: From Extortion to Salvation is the true story of an extortion attempt and of the life that both precedes and follows the decision to commit the crime. The story involves a maze of psychological and spiritual twists to maintain an element of growing suspense throughout.

This true account is told with an unusual transparency, revealing normally hidden personal thoughts, vulnerabilities, and motivations. The first chapter opens with a glimpse into the tormented mind of a young child separated from life and love, and the second chapter has the reader swimming along with the author in the Mississippi River for five miles in a daring nighttime operation to pick up a packaged bundle of cash along a New Orleans riverbank. Action follows with the site being under continual and hidden surveillance by a seven-man team headed by the FBI.

The story then reverts to the events that helped shape the life that brought about this crime, and a chronology unfolds throughout the next fourteen chapters that affords a view of human nature that is painfully honest, at times disturbing, and eventually uplifting as reconciliation with God and man is achieved.

This is a story of one man reaching out to God, his finding only walls and silence, and his acting out of an absolute sense of futility and frustration. Then, when least expected as that life finally seemed to come together with a notable measure of success as a commercial deep sea diver in the Gulf of Mexico, the real story of life begins. The reader gets a front row seat with an unobstructed view to see how a life plays out when a person first rejects and then ultimately receives spiritual light.

About the Author

Larry Whited is not the kind of person that if you were to meet you would suspect in any way that he was ever capable of being so far on the opposite side of the law. Indeed, even at the time of the events described in Rivers of Darkness, Visions of Light: From Extortion to Salvation, not one person would have ever imagined that he would so deliberately cross over all the boundaries of decency that he otherwise respected. One wonders how and why such things could have happened, and in his telling of this true story all the questions are answered.

This story has been told in such a way that the reader is not caught up in the author’s presence, but is instead gently introduced to God in His quiet majesty, and therein is the value of this powerful story of redemption.

More information about this story, including excerpts from the book and photos, can be found by visiting the author’s website at: http://RiversIntoLight.com/