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Book Review

John McHull

In the beginning there was Darkness

A blind personís conversations with the Bible

ISBN 0-334-0281-3

SCM Press, London, 2001, £9.95

(price at publication of review)


Reviewed May 2002; © Copyright, The Society of Saint Francis, 2002


This book is both challenging and comforting.  There is much here for blind, visually impaired and sighted people.  We are told by the author that God - and the experience of God - lies beyond blindness and sight.


We are led to look again at familiar stories - those who began life totally blind or who became blind in later life. 


All is told from the experience of a man who became totally blind in early-middle age and who, with courage and acceptance, adjusted to this to become confident and creative as a blind person.


Throughout, there is much insight and understanding of the biblical characters and how they found God in their lives.  Readers of this book will be richly rewarded.


Gwenfryd Mary CSF


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