"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." (John 1:5) The wounds we receive among the many paths of life - whether they be physical, emotional, or spiritual -have the potential power to lead to a spiritual legacy of faith in Christ, one great enough to transform individuals and families alike, creating beauty and renewal from the ashes of pain and loss. Author Michael Christian Shaw has experienced this powerful and lasting spiritual transformation firsthand. Shaw's entrance into this world was surrounded by profound and intense loss at the tragic death of his four-year-old brother, Brucie, when he died a mere nine days after the author's birth. Having to navigate personal and family grief, the author's faith was also tested many years later with his own child's battle with cancer. Faithful are the Wounds: A Memoir explores both the realities of death, grief, and trauma, as well as the healing and strength that come from knowing a God who loves us and is bigger than life itself, including its sorrows. This haunting and deeply personal story chronicles the author's journey from darkness into light, from fear to faith, from grief to joy, and from death to life. This memoir combines the stark reality of emotional pain, with the gift of humor, and the ability to laugh at ourselves.