Dear Karen, I just want to thank you for the way you are allowing God to use you to touch our sometimes hardened hearts. I have been like a milder case of Jordan in your book, On Every Side, things have not been going so well for me and though I have been coming to church and praying at church, I had put God in the back seat of my life because I felt like it was better for me to get no results and know that I haven't asked Him than to ask and be disappointed.
As I read your book, I began to envy the relationship Faith had with God, she speaks to Him all the time and He speaks back, she obviously must have spent a lot of time in God's Word for that kind of relationship, and that's what I've been reluctant to do. I have made a decision now to know God's Word so that I may hear when He speaks to me and I will make Him a part of every little decision I make, because He loves me and cares about everything that matters to me.
Thanks again for your work, I plan to write my first book by December 20 this year, its called Redeemed Continent and is part African Literature and Christian Literature. Because of the walls I had put around my heart, it had been difficult for me to get a clearer picture of my story, though I know God wants me to write this book, I refused to spent time with Him and cooperate but I am truly inspired now and ready to draw near to Him.
I will be praying for your family and I'd like you to know that I love you very much, though I have never met you, it is evident that you have a big heart and love Jesus with all you have.
God bless you and your family. A reader in South Africa.