Through the Eyes of a Lion


I was just telling my husband on a date night, that I’m in awe of what we get to do.  I say it all the time, and I’ll always say it, that I can’t believe we get to live this life and do the things God has called us to and asked us to be a part of.

Of course as a whole, our story is beautiful, because God is at work and is doing what He does best: taking broken vessels and using them powerfully.  But each part doesn’t feel beautiful.  There are dark, painful moments that are intertwined with the bright and wonderful ones, and God in His wisdom and power and strength is doing what only He can do to make them all blend together, for His glory.

With everything God has already done in our lives, and with all of the things we anticipate Him doing, I am so thankful that my husband poured his soul into the writing of his book, Through the Eyes of a Lion.  He conveys our story, his struggle, God’s power, and perspective and plan in our pain.  And it is a powerful book that I believe will help countless people who are experiencing grief and pain in the many different ways it shows up in our lives.

I believe God will change the way people see their trials and view their pain. And He will greatly change people’s vision to see that God has a purpose for the pain, and that Heaven is near, and we have a certain amount of time to walk in His calling for our lives.

Be sure to get your copy at and and anywhere that sells books!  I encourage you to get an extra copy to give away to a friend too – it’s a powerful tool!

Thank you to everyone on our Street Team who has written such beautiful notes and posted about the book.  What a life we get to live, right?! Love you all!

  • Michelle Bartley

    To the Lusko’s. I received Through the Eyes of a Lion today after waiting eagerly for weeks. I cant even remember how I found it but I havent felt so strongly to get a copy of a book since I first got saved almost 10yrs ago. Definately God ordained. I almost lost my son to suicide 4yrs ago. To be honest, and I think this is the first time I have said it out loud, a part of me died too. It may sound strange and senseless because he is still with us. However, life before and after has been anything but pain free.

    I cant begin to imagine what it must have been like for you to say goodbye to your precious Lenya, even if it is only for now, and I would never compare the two. However, I would love to thank you for sharing your pain and grief with so much unselfish transparency. I started reading your book only a few hours ago and have almost finished. I cant put it down. Its as though each word I read, each sentence I digest, each paragraph that forms gives me hope!

    The path for my son is uncertain, although he is on the way to receiving the long term help he needs but I now face it with renewed anchored hope rather than dread and despair. Oh death where is your sting? Indeed!!

    May our Father continue to pour His unending bountiful grace upon you both, as a family, as a ministry, as brothers and sisters in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. – God Bless You, Michelle B Sydney Aust