Moody Publishers, 2015, 211 pages.
Many of us, and especially our workers, will at some point ask ourselves, “What am I doing here? I can’t take it anymore! I can’t handle another loss. Is all this worth it?”
In her inspiring book, author Kate McCord takes us on a journey through her years living as a single woman embedded in rural Afghan villages. She writes, “This book is my humble attempt to explore what it means to know this God who suffers and loves and invites His fragile children into life with Him.”
Each chapter connects us to the greater story of a God who himself was born, lived, suffered, and died in a dangerous place – all because of his love for the people living there. Kate’s guidance helps readers to see hard places in the light of Christ’s own life, lived and sacrificed for a hostile world.
Kate beautifully and powerfully connects readers with her suffering, but also to her story of joy, purpose, and fulfilment: “Before I went to Afghanistan, I knew Jesus was beautiful. But my journey in that country purified my faith and deepened my understanding and experience of Christ. I am today more in love with Jesus than I’ve ever been before. Through painful encounters with evil and loss, endless conversations of faith…, and the disappointments from my own failures… I’ve found Him faithfully shaping, forming, freeing, and loving me in ways I could not have imagined before I followed Him to a dangerous place. Every aspect of my life has been transformed.”
We wholeheartedly recommend this book. Available on Amazon and other book sellers.