Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor
Excerpt from Book by Donnie McClurkin
Donnie McClurkin tells his story, and offers the same Hope that he has found, to those willing to take it. The following is an excerpt from his book, Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor.
Excerpts courtesy of Pneuma Life Publising.
"How do I begin? This is not an easy task for me by any
stretch of the imagination. My idea of what would be my
freshman attempt at writing was nothing on this wise. After
all of the many testimonies concerning my life and my past
family ordeals and experiences, I thought that I had finally
laid this to rest. I have been asked for many years to put my
testimony to text, yet I've not done so because of the delicacy
of the situations. Furthermore, I didn't want to sensationalize
and glorify the pain of those experiences, nor cause pain
to those involved in these recollections.
It was only after starting to write a book of another title
that the Holy Spirit changed my direction and led me back
to the beginning of matters. I knew I not only needed to
finally bring closure to the events of my past, but also to lend
a face to those types of covert, tumultuous happenings, and
show that through the guilt, the pains, the fears, and the loss,
there is forgiveness; there is healing; there is restoration of
confidence and joy; there is great gain, and there is a
Remembering and recounting these ordeals resurrects
some feelings of hurt and pain that had long been forgotten.
It caused me to reveal scars from wounds that had already
healed, and explain how it happened, how it was endured,
and how I and my family came out delivered, healed, and
My purpose is to give help and hope to the victim, and
encourage and show them how to live as victors...."
"...we had never experienced that kind of trauma before.
[That] was the first funeral I had ever attended; I'll
never forget it for as long as I live.
My mother was devastated. She and my father were
estranged at the time, and we all had to stay at my grandmother's
home for a few days so that she could care for my
mother. After seeing that tragic event in front of our home,
my mother had to get away.
My father went to view the body, and met us at my
grandmother's house. I realize now that it must have been
very tough on him because he and my mother were separated
when the accident happened. After a few nights at my
Nanna's house, all of us children were sent home to be
watched and cared for by [a family member]. What they had
no way of knowing was that he was a pedophile....That's where my nightmare began."
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