De la Oscuridad a la Luz

De la Oscuridad a la Luz

by Marino Restrepo

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Escribir mi testimonio tomó varios años, no porque tuviera que pensarlo mucho para decidir qué escribir, pues la historia no podría fluir con mas facilidad. Mi experiencia de Dios, que narré en la primera versión de mi libro conocido en español como "Testimonio" y en otros idiomas en que ha sido traducido como "De la Oscuridad a la luz", es tan rica en eventos, en etapas, en niveles, en interminables dimensiones espirituales, que podría seguir ampliándola por el resto de mi vida. A pesar de no tener una formación teológica o de ciencias religiosas que me acredite como docto en estos temas, he tenido mucha libertad de expresar estos misterios. Es una plena dicha compartir con ustedes todas estas experiencias que he tenido con Dios. Lo invito entonces querido lector, a navegar conmigo por estas aguas sobrenaturales de mi testimonio y le pido a Dios que imparta una gran bendición sobre su vida para que se convierta en un verdadero faro de luz en este mundo de tinieblas. Dios sea bendito!

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BN ID: 2940012521194
Publication date: 05/05/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 249 KB

About the Author

Marino Restrepo was born in the Andes Mountains of Colombia in a small coffee-growers town. His family was one of strong Catholic faith, endorsing all of the Catholic traditions and teachings. Marino was the sixth child in a family of ten. At age fourteen he moved to the capital of Colombia, Bogotá, where he achieved his high school education. He got married shortly before he turned twenty, and moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he attended the University of Hamburg and studied arts. His two sons were born there, and after spending six years in Germany, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he has lived ever since. He engaged himself in the entertainment industry as an actor and musical composer.

In 1985 he was signed to Sony music of New York as an exclusive artist with his band Santa Fe. They released a number of albums worldwide and toured throughout the world following the release of their records. Marino lived in this world of entertainment for twenty years, and he spent all those years away from the Lord. He had started to drift away from Catholicism ever since he moved to Bogotá in the sixties. He then became a pagan, and his life took a sharp turn towards the life of a worldly human being, focused on shallow materialistic matters such as money, fame, and pleasure. He involved himself in Eastern pagan religions and all kinds of esoteric sciences, such as astrology, crystals, candles, aromatherapy, flora therapy, card reading, I-ching, runes, psychics and all kinds of superstitions.

Marino's life took a drastic turn during his visit to his hometown in Colombia at midnight on Christmas Eve in 1997. While he was driving into the ranch of one of his uncles where he was to spend the night, he was kidnapped by the Colombian rebels of the FARC (Revolutionary Arm Forces of Colombia) and taken to the jungle as a hostage for six months. During the first fifteen days of his kidnapping, he was kept in a cave with bats and different kinds of bugs while the captors were waiting for the rebels to pick him up. In that very cave, and after finding out that he was sentenced to death by his captors, he went through a mystical experience with God that changed his life forever. Five and a half months later, Marino was miraculously released from captivity after a miracle of God, and after his release he went back to his catholic faith.

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