Echoes of Darkness
A Survivor’s Story of Healing and Hope
Jadie Hager, David Hager, Caroline Shaffer
A missionary family, a violent attack, and one woman’s brave determination to break free from trauma. Jadie’s story is one of forgiveness, hope, healing, and victory in Christ.
When she was a young girl, Jadie (and her missionary family) experienced a brutal attack while on the island of Palau in the South Pacific. That one hellish night left her physically, emotionally, and spiritually damaged. Jadie had the choice to live the life of a victim or to walk the hard road of healing that leads to wholeness in Christ. Though she faced physical injury, emotional scarring (including avoidance, memory loss, and regression), and spiritual attacks (including hopelessness, lack of identity, flashbacks, night terrors, and paralyzing fear of a “man in black”), Echoes of Darkness is a story of hope. Only by learning her true identity in Christ, learning the true meaning of forgiveness, and learning how to rightly apply faith and her authority in Christ to her situation was she able to move from victim to victor and experience a life of true freedom and complete wholeness.