Gokey talks about the depression he sank into and how he struggled in his faith. I've never faced what Gokey faced to say the least, but his honesty about his struggles and his faith was probably the closest I think I've ever seen someone describe what I have felt many times in my own struggles. Gokey, being a believer, said that he was angry at God and confused by why things had happened the way they had. He said he didn't know what to do next and wanted desperately to run away from his faith and abandon it due to the hurt and uncertainty. I love how Gokey put it though. He stated that while he wanted to let go of his faith, his faith wouldn't let go of him. He came to find out the Word is true when it stated that in our weakness, God is strong.
From his healing, Gokey started a non-profit organization called "Sophia's Heart" named after his late wife. She had a love for children and family and so the organization seeks to help kids and families who may be homeless or struggling. Gokey tells the story of how an idea was birthed and later was realized with the restoration of an old 77,000 sq. ft hospital into what is now a shelter and a center for families to get back on their feet and start over. He credits his faith with being able to move forward and he constantly encourages the reader to not let life's setbacks and tragedies derail them. As he continues to point out in the book, had he allowed depression and anger to rule in his life, he would have missed out on everything God had planned for him.
Gokey recently got remarried. He talks about how that was a struggle in many ways and yet was a completion to his healing. He is a new father of a baby boy and is producing his second album. Danny Gokey is as solid as they come and I'll definitely continue to be a fan. For more information on Sofia's Heart, check out their website at www.sophiasheart.org.