From Darkness to Destiny
The true story of how Gwynneth Sunshine set out to reach the marginalized and drug addicts – then found herself trapped in the very same world.
A boarding school for girls was radically transformed when one of the pupils encountered Jesus and began to share her newfound faith. Gwynneth was one of the first to follow in devoting her life to Christ, and the revival that followed had far-reaching effects.
Gwynneth completed her education, not with great academic qualifications, but with a calling from heaven to reach out to the homeless and rejected with the love of Jesus. She invested herself in spending time with, and praying for, the marginalised, but her efforts soon led to burnout, followed by a rapid downward spiral emotionally and spiritually. She began to encounter Satanic activity, depression and sickness, along with abuse and rejection from those around her. At times she made poor choices. Gradually she found herself drawn into the world of drug addiction, with poverty, suffering and violence.
God seemed distant and Gwynneth found herself trapped beyond her ability to escape. But she could not forget her childhood encounter with Jesus. In the midst of great darkness, she clung on to the hope of her destiny.
“A riveting read that exposes the real dangers and evil at work in an addict’s world.”
About the Author
Gwynneth Sunshine is a first time author with a degree in English and she now tutors in this subject.
Gwynneth has a daughter and three grandchildren and lives in Essex, where she attends a local Elim Pentecostal Church. As a Christian she has an evangelistic heart for the marginalised, and for many decades a calling by God to minister to those addicted to drugs and alcohol, to find restoration through a relationship with God.
Gwynneth’s interests include painting in acrylics, attending an English literature group, writing poetry, and country walks with her dog, and she is a fledgling local artist!
You are warmly welcome to hear author Gwynneth Sunshine at Southend Full Gospel Church in Southend-on-Sea on Friday 7th September. She will be leading worship and sharing stories of her street evangelism work with the marginalised and addicted. Hear about...read more
Endorsements and Reviews
Andy Parker, Full Gospel Businessmen UK & Ireland
A well-written and honest account of Gwynneth’s early life and encounter with God. Her story progresses to share her struggle with depression and addiction, as a believer. I have been moved and encouraged by her story – a testimony to the fact that God can bring us through the worst trials.
President, Southend-on-Sea Chapter,
Full Gospel Businessmen UK & Ireland
Javier Lesta Candal, Teen Challenge London
After a young girl’s encounter with Jesus her life is dramatically changed. Then a series of events pull her into the very lifestyle which she is trying to help rescue people from.
A riveting read that exposes the real dangers and evil at work in an addict’s world.
Javier Lesta Candal
Teen Challenge London
Keith Jackson, Senior Leader, Life Church
Gwynneth has a story to tell. It’s real and it’s relevant. From devilish lows to heavenly highs, Gwynneth’s life is one of radical conversion, seeking to serve the Lord, burnout and abuse. Her story is a parable of grace – persistent, unrelenting grace – that brings her through the most difficult of trials and sets her feet back on the solid Rock.
Senior Leader, Life Church, Chelmsford
Author of Exquisite Jesus
“It’s real and it’s relevant. From devilish lows to heavenly highs…”
“…a testimony to the fact that God can bring us through the worst trials.”