Where is God when bad things happen? Does he really care? In his new book THROUGH THESE DOORS, author and motivational speaker Dwight Alexander answers these questions as he shares his own true story of devastating loss and God’s ultimate sovereignty and redemption of a broken life. As a dairy farmer in the small town of Sulphur Springs, TX, Dwight Alexander cherished his simple life with family and friends. A devoted Christian, he was happily married and raising two sons. His life was shattered the day he received the phone call that every husband and father dreads: his wife and children had been involved in a terrible car accident, and he needed to get home as quickly as possible.
With courageous honesty, Dwight invites readers to accompany him along his inspiring journey of faith, watching his visceral response to the reality that his wife was gone forever and his two young sons were severely injured, barely clinging to life. “…when I walked through the hospital doors that day in July, [I was] a man was in control of absolutely nothing. I began learning right then to relinquish my own illusion of power, personal strength, and of competence, which I had held dear for too long.” states Alexander. Determined to maintain a positive outlook, Dwight refused to believe that his boys would be taken from him. When faced with the possibility of losing his entire family, Dwight chose to trust God saying, “If I did comprehend something at that confusing and emotional moment, it’s that we weren’t pulling the strings. God was in control.”
THROUGH THESE DOORS chronicles the long, arduous process of his sons’ incredible recovery and the relationships that were stretched and strengthened through that process. As Dwight realized his true helplessness, the ministry he received from others constantly buoyed his spirit. “God always puts people in our lives at the right time and for a purpose,” he says. He extols the efforts of doctors, nurses, and special education teachers to restore his sons. With infectious exuberance, he relives the trials his family has overcome and the miracles they have experienced. When others might have surrendered to feelings of despair, Dwight’s unshakable belief that God is in control produced confidence and true joy. Ultimately, God is the hero of this story as He provides for the Alexander family in every circumstance, drawing them closer to Him and creating a beautiful new life for them from the ashes of loss.
© Copyright 2012 by Dwight Alexander. Reprinted with permission by Word Association Publishers, an imprint of PUB2NAME. All rights reserved.