Like Ebenezer Scrooge traveling back through his past, “Voices in Conflict” drops us right into Lou Boccio’s shoes at pivotal and challenging moments in his life’s journey. From his childhood encounters with the disabled, to put downs that brought him to life’s lows, and disappointments leading to lack of direction, Boccio relates his experiences from the heart. While we draw into his vivid memories of his youth in the 1940s in East New York, we feel the crushing blow of painful words from adults and peers and see his downward spiral as a young adult. As Boccio strives to make sense of the world, he takes us on a ride high above the clouds in a suspenseful near-death experience. With each story, the power of God working through the human life becomes more and more evident. His life transformation blossoms off the pages as Boccio changes direction, overcomes temptations and grows in wisdom as a man of God. The power of Christ’s redemption becomes clear when Boccio repairs his past mistakes, reestablishes relationships with his children, learns to look beyond frustrations of the moment, and finds new joy in his Christian marriage with his wife, Rayma. Boccio weaves scriptures, word pictures and Christian lessons throughout his piece to encourage, enlighten and teach us of God’s plan for his greatest creation-mankind. He shares stories of God’s blessings, of his time as a communications professor and his successes with sharing the Truth via TV programs and an Internet site:www.focusontruthonline.org. The book is framed in segments that can teach and remind us how to walk with God, improve our relationships and communication skills with one another, and strive to be Christ-like in all we do. The message is relevant for anyone searching for meaning in life.
Jennifer Marrs—Journalist and freelance Christian writer