April 8, 2022
Launching her career as a contestant on the popular television program, American Idol, gospel singer Mandisa went on to eventually win a Grammy in 2013 for best Contemporary Christian album. Along the way she sold over 1.6 million records. But, on today’s edition of Family Talk, Mandisa reveals her pain beyond the accolades. In her new book, Out of the Dark, she describes the incalculable pain of molestation and rape, and the feelings of inadequacy that followed. After the loss of a close friend to cancer, the grief from her past traumas rose to the surface, resulting in her falling into a deep depression and isolation. Through community and counseling, Mandisa finally found joy. Psalm 40:3 is her testimony, "He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him."
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