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Scratching for Daylight Hardcover – April 1, 2010


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  • Hardcover: 124 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449099769
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449099763
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,345,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Troy Johnson on January 23, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Wilbert Gibson is an author who portrays the frailties of typical life struggles and strength using real life experiences.

I loved this book because of its parallels of the profiles of courage that gave each story a day in the sun where darkness wouldn't define them as failures. This is a good book to give readers what sacrifice is about and for the sake of struggle.

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Format: Paperback
Human nature when confronted with blind awareness tend to panic and hope for the brighter side of darkness. We are gluttons for punishment if and when there's the perception of no solution for applicable initiative. But human nature also lets us know that if there's a will, there's a way...especially when there's legitimate analogies to draw parallel to certain topical issues with good copy. `Good copy' in this case can be exemplified by the contents of the book, `Scratching for Daylight'. Wilbert Gibson is the author and knows quite a bit about darkness. He portrays the frailties of typical life struggles and strength using real life experiences. It's my opinion that a story should be an analogy illustrating a strong point of contention, and this book is an eye-opener with 13 poignant stories provoking self-examination. I asked myself what made each of the stories therein synonymous with each other? After further examination, I found it relative to the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes dealing with life within the boundaries of human experience where adverse conditions. I also surmised that Mr. Gibson went to great lengths in building a foundation for this stories to be enduring monuments where the control of destiny (or lack of same) can achieve a state of secure and lasting happiness -- people laboring at life with an overblown conception of human powers and consequently pursuing unrealistic hopes and aspirations, albeit in darkness. To wit: The first one depicts Western Africa during the days of the slave trade. It's a compelling ditty about the circumstances of capture and the horrors of the middle passage.Read more ›
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It did exactly what I hoped it would by intertwining cultural perspective and our basic human need for spiritual guidance. The author portrays human frailty and strength using real life experiences that will provoke self-examination long after you close the book. Much like Ecclesiastes, this book delves into the raw struggles of human existence and it's ultimate meaning.
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