Treasures of Darkness by Trish Jenkins - Win a Kindle Fire!
“And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.” – Isaiah 45:3
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
“Prison was not on the “Goal Chart” of entrepreneur Trish Jenkins. A breach of the Corporations Act meant losing her multi-million dollar portfolio, including her family home. It also meant Trish served 8 months in prison.
Isolated from her husband and 3 little girls, living among Queensland’s most dangerous criminals, Trish could have succumbed to despair. But treasure is found in dark places. Refusing to give into self-pity, Trish answered a new calling to make a difference in the lives around her. In doing so she found a different kind of freedom and healing.
These pages are Trish’s letters and private journal entries, tracking her amazing journey with God. You’ll laugh, cry and shake your head at hilarious stories, tragic circumstances, discouragement, hope and ever present faith.”
“I was jolted by Jenkins description that “there were times of sublime joy each time I had a victory over the evil that pervaded… I was spellbound and gob smacked as I turned each page with anticipation. As the author suggested, we all have our prisons, some not made of brick and mortar. It’s clearly about how we take these circumstances, knowing ahead of time that through God we are victorious; and allowing God to use us.”
“Trish Jenkins, a practising Christian was incarcerated when some financial dealings got out of control. She mustered all the bravery she could summon and allowed Jesus Christ to ooze out of her to those classified as unredeemable. Murderers, drug related criminals, traffic offenders, welfare cheats and the like all mingle in this sub-culture. Her faith has safeguarded her sanity in this toxic environment.”
“A seriously good read – I couldn’t put it down and read the entire book in a single sitting.”
“You won’t see your relationship with God or the opportunity to be a shining beacon despite persecution or hardship in the same way after reading Treasures of Darkness.”
“God used Trish mightily to minister to many of the most hopeless. She faced danger in doing so. People have all sorts of opinions about prayer, she tells us. They sometimes blame God for their problems, and can resent people who love Him. And she finds herself hauled up before the prison authorities after a couple of women were slain in the spirit during a worship service. Yet she persevered, and many appear to have seen the light, thanks to her efforts.”
“This is an outstanding read! Trish chronicles her experiences as a successful businesswoman who is sentenced to prison for securities law violations. As she tells her story, we go with her through every step of the process, sharing her fears and apprehensions as well as her joys and victories. This is a story about God’s faithfulness to His children and His ability to walk us through even the darkest valley. I highly recommend this book.”
Living with murderers, drug dealers, frauds and broken humanity, her prayers for deliverance were not answered the way she expected. Instead the Lord delivered her “through the fire…” Prison was not part of Trish Jenkins’ ministry plans but it happened. Conned by a fraud and a breach of the Corporations Act meant losing her multi-million dollar portfolio, including her family home. It also meant Trish served 8 months in prison, isolated from her husband and 3 little girls. How did this wife and mother maintain her relationship with God in this hostile environment?
In her imprisonment, Trish found an inner strength that enabled her to even comfort those around her. Trish was determined to turn the incarceration into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those around her. In doing so she found a different kind of freedom and healing.
Trish is now a conference and church speaker, sharing her hard won treasures of practical, godly keys to successful living and leadership, with both secular and Christian audiences.