Finding God in the Dark

Faith, Disappointment, and the Struggle to Believe

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God has not forgotten about you.

That's hard to remember in the face of disillusionment or heartache. Unbelief and doubt are buried deep within us, especially when we question God's goodness in the face of loss and abandonment. Ted Kluck's world was turned upside down after experiencing a failed adoption, where he found himself propelled into a year of doubt and disillusionment. Ronnie Martin struggled with the kind of identity and idolatry issues that come with being a well-known recording artist, before the unexpected death of his father allowed those sins to be brought to the surface of his heart. It is in the midst of these and other everyday stories that we learn how God reveals His boundless grace to every one of us.

Whether you've lost someone you loved, suffered career failure, or simply been let down by a fellow Christian, it's natural to wonder whether God has forgotten about you. You're not alone. But as a believer, you can trust that overcoming individual challenges will prepare you for a greater purpose. Kluck and Martin's raw revelations about their mistakes and disappointments will help you on your own journey to finding God when you’re standing in the dark.


Sometimes, in the contemporary church, wrestling with doubt can make you feel like an outsider. With clarity, wit, and fresh insight, Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin are sympathetic and trustworthy companions to anyone in the midst of such a struggle, reminding we who doubt that we're far from alone; that there is a light that shines in the darkness.

Mike Cosper, Pastor of Worship and Arts at Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, KY

Every day I meet someone who can benefit from the insights and authenticity that fill up this little volume. Ted and Ronnie remind us that we're never promised a way out of the valley of the shadow of death, but only the presence and comfort of our Savior as a traveling partner. Read it, and then buy some for those friends you know who are traveling through dark days.

David W. Hegg, Senior Pastor Grace Baptist Church, Santa Clara, CA

The Authors

  1. Ted Kluck

    Ted Kluck

    Ted Kluck is an award-winning author and freelance writer. He has written eight books, and his work has appeared in such places as ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today. He's also the author of the ebook Jeremy Lin: Faith, Joy, and...

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  2. Ronnie Martin
    Photo courtesy of Melissa Martin

    Ronnie Martin

    Ronnie Martin is a Dove Award-nominated recording artist best known as the sole member of Joy Electric. Ronnie has over twenty album credits and is a worship arts pastor and young adults teacher at Ashland Grace Church in Ohio. He lives in Ashland, Ohio, with...

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This work runs the gamut from the loss of a loved one, to questioning God, to personal demons such as the lack of humility, to creating God in our image by having our own 'personal Jesus.' Finding God in the Dark will appeal to admirers of Philip Yancey's Where Is God When It Hurts? Readers who are struggling spiritually or have friends or family who are will find this resource helpful.

The Baptist Standard