Light Arises in the Darkness: 
How to Go Through Suffering and Experience Incredible Joy

~A BOOK IN PROGR​​​​​ESS~
Written and Illustrated by Matt Philleo

A full-length book with beautiful, fine art illustrations by Matt Philleo, featuring personal stories from the artist/ author and others. 

You will receive specific encouragement to help through trials such as financial problems, health issues, relationship conflicts, internal struggles and more.

I believe you will not be the same after reading this book!


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Read the Latest on the Book...

[Light Arises in the Darkness] Chapter 1, Part 2: The Purpose of Suffering
  In my last post, I shared with you a portion of the first chapter for the book, Light Arises in the[...]
[Light Arises in the Darkness] Chapter 1: Why is There Suffering?
Why is there suffering in the world? In the last post, I shared with you my intro for the book, Light Arises[...]
[Light Arises in the Darkness Book] Intro
  Recently, I mentioned my new book I was writing, Light Arises in the Darkness: How to Go Through Suffering and[...]
8 Reasons Why I’m Back to Writing the Book
Almost two years ago, I decided I was going to write a book on encouragement. Initially, it was going to[...]

"I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands."

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"Inscribed," Pencil on Paper, by Matt Philleo

One day, when I was discouraged I read a verse in the Bible, in Isaiah, 49:15-16, where it says, "Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands." This verse brought such encouragement, that I created this original work of art to share the incredible love of God with others, including you!


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