Some stories of redemption present a sharper picture, especially when we come upon the stories of torture and abuse. This story is especially powerful, as God’s redemption comes to a man who faced serious abuse as a little boy between his second and thirteenth year. The book is entitled, “The Creaking on the Stairs.” Author Mez McConnell is pastor of Niddrie Community Church near Edinburgh. Nothing can address the pain, the confusion, the injustices, and the sheer evil of a world of abuse like the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the doctrines of God’s holiness, His sovereignty, His judgment, and His propitiatory sacrifice of His only begotten Son. Here is a helpful testimony, and wisdom for how to minister to the abused in your families and churches.
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.