In his poignant memoir Rising from the Dark Side of Life, Joseph Plourde shares the inspirational story of his experiences during his poverty-stricken upbringing in the early 1900s in southeastern Canada, and how he was later saved by the grace of God, ultimately achieving a happy, productive, and successful life.
Life was not easy for Joseph and his large family. He relays how, after moving to an old farmhouse, he was haunted by a frightening and evil presence-a tortured spirit who would eventually force the family out of their home. While living at times with only salt and pepper in the cupboards and no wood for the stove, Joseph's struggles to survive without the bare necessities seemed endless. As evil spirits followed him everywhere, Joseph narrates how he asked Jesus to set him free. Even as he was called upon to support his family as a fifteen-year-old, Joseph never gave up trusting that God would eventually lead him to a better life.
Through his compelling stories, Joseph provides unforgettable lessons for others in forgiveness, the power of faith, the value of hard work, and the rewards of perseverance-all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.