No Shadow of Turning is the story of Marshall Anderson, a black American whose life was turned upside down at the age of five, when his parents were killed by a drunk driver. He was then raised by his Christian grandparents in Southern California during the 1960s and ‘70s. Marshall struggles to make sense of his situation until he realizes that his life has a God-determined purpose, and he embarks on the road to let this become a reality.
Marshall leads us on a rich, multicultural adventure that begins in California’s quiet orange groves of Riverside, goes through the sometimes challenging streets of Los Angeles, the very risky interior of Sudan and Uganda, to the busy city streets of Nairobi and the rural area of Meru and Mombasa in Kenya. His path is by no means smooth as he maneuvers through racism, hidden agendas, unsettling self-discovery, life-threatening travel adventures, culture shock, the death of a loved one, and the challenges of friendship, family, and love. All along, he learns to views his life path through the lens of God’s faithfulness.