One Life, Many Testimonies

A Legacy of God’s Grace and Mercy

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
268 Pages
Reviewed on 08/31/2018
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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

One Life, Many Testimonies: A Legacy of God’s Grace and Mercy by Barbara Duff Brannon is a tale of one woman’s journey to finding God and healing. She grew up in Connecticut, a lively girl who loved dancing, roller skating, playing basketball, and other sports. But she experienced abuse as a child and developed a deep hatred for the man she should be calling daddy. Then sickness struck her and all the fun things she loved doing were left behind — and she was so young. Follow her journey of pain and suffering and how an encounter with Jesus turns things around, bringing healing, love, and inner peace and giving her the power to forgive.

This book will bring tears to your eyes and it will move you to joy as well. It’s a story that is told in a voice that rings with honesty, a mellowness that is transporting, and courage that reflects the protagonist’s maturity. In an arresting tone, Barbara Duff Brannon shares her story and her journey of faith, exploring themes like family, racism, love, faith, and inner freedom. The narrative evokes beautiful elements of the setting and allows readers powerful insights into the heart of a growing African-American girl with many questions on her mind.

You’ll be inspired by this book, and entertained as the author explores the relationships within her family and beyond. While One Life, Many Testimonies: A Legacy of God’s Grace and Mercy is a tale of faith, what struck me most about the narrative was the realism and the humanity infused into the characters. There are some lovely images, too, and a setting that is well-painted, and the social commentaries complement the unfolding of events nicely. A highly recommended read for fans of inspirational stories.