This book was written to share the story of a young man’s desire to fulfill his God-given purpose. This journey puts on display the fragileness of his life that began in his childhood, which reveals traumatic experiences like homelessness and being blood poisoned as well as physical and emotional abuse. It also shows how he chose, through his incredible desire and determination, not to quit or allow those difficulties to define his life but chose to let his faith in God be the bridge that transforms him. Through it all, he learns the value of pushing past the pain to pursue his God-given purpose. He has realized that everyone that reaches greatness in God will experience measure of challenges, but he has also grown to realize the key to overcoming many of life’s troubles can be turned around in a positive way by possessing the proper perspective that releases one’s potential that provides the energy to be persistent in pursuing your purpose.
Dr. Duane E. Mangum is graduate of Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling. He is a Presidential Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, A Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist, and Certified Professional Pastoral Therapist. He is also a Blended Family Expert, Certified Saving Your Marriage Before Its Starts (SYMBIS) Facilitator, Motivational Speaker, Seminar Facilitator and Mentor. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Dr. Mangum and his wife Michele reside in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.