Sonya Black is born in the projects to addicts and alcoholics bent on the kind of destruction that drives children mad. One night, her mother shuts her in her closet, but Sonya finds a friend in the dark. This is the beginning of her lifelong conversation with God.
As Sonya and her brothers are dragged from Section-8 apartments to shelters to crack-houses, she begs God for help. As she endures violence, sexual violation, and loss, Sonya gives God a piece of her mind. Sonya becomes her own worst enemy, inflicting dangerous wounds on herself, and descending into madness—but she never gives up on God.
The adult Sonya battles grief to seek the one thing she never had: a home. God in My Closet is the story of a woman who cries out to God but keeps laughing, who argues with God but never stops talking to Him, until their conversations turn darkness to light.