Local Teen Publishes First Book


“It's Dark But I Can Still See The Light” Offers Teens Hope for Success

DARLINGTON – Darlington native David E. Lucas isn’t your typical teenager. He’s been preaching since age 13. He started a charitable organization at age 15. And now at age 17 he’s publishing his first book.

It's Dark But I can Still See The Light” is a motivational book that aims to encourage teens to pursue success no matter what challenges they may face. The book is set to be released this spring.

“I hope this book impacts the way young people think about life. I hope also whoever reads this book reaches a special level in their relationship with God”

In his book, the Darlington High School student shares his pursuit of success, even while overcoming a learning disability.

“The word success is a word that many people use but don't know the true meaning of. The word success means making the best of a situation or not giving up when things get rough. When someone gets up every day with a smile on their face- even when they have a troubled home life- to go to school and goes home every night to chaos but still does their homework, that is success. Don't forget that everyone has problems, but it is what you do with that problem that makes a world of difference,” Lucas writes in the book.

The teen says writing his first book also taught him a valuable lesson about success.

“This book made me look at life in a different way. Because sometimes I did not know what to do but God helped me to understand that the place of darkness is your best place,” said Lucas.

Where Can You Get The Book?

Tuesday, May 5th, 12pm to Friday, May 15th, 12:30pm


About The David E. Lucas

Born in Darlington SC, David considers himself to be a young man of God. Since the age of 13, he answered his calling and recognized his abiding passion for molding the impressionable hearts and souls of young people. He always was a change- creating person who so deeply loves the Lord. At just 15 years old, David began teaching and preaching. His intense passion for the youth of the congregation increased many-fold and David was inspired to create a caring charitable organization, aptly named “Handful”, transforming our world one generous Handful at a time.

“Let’s Impact the world together as One” -David E. Lucas