It hit me once we had an ISBN number; that’s when it became real. I had been busy writing a book on paper. But God writes on our hearts; and that’s much more important.
For 3-1/2 years I have been pouring out my heart onto paper, searching for words that will open doors for others. And now it’s happening! Here’s the plain truth: my being alive at all is a miracle. Everyone in my immediate family is literally a walking miracle. We’re all imperfect, and our lives are messy. Yet each of us has been redefined by the ways we’ve become linked to the Presence of God; and he wants to connect with you like that, as well.
God is awesome, fearsome, magnificent, glorious, majestic, unthinkable, unknowable, and beyond comprehension; yet he loves mere human beings. He touches us. He makes it possible for us to know him in a way that is secure and certain, even in uncertain times. When we’re marked by that reality, how can we live in anything besides awe and wonder?
But let’s be clear about who’s the most important author here, and what is the real product.
“You are the living letter of the Anointed One, the Liberating King, nurtured by us and inscribed, not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God—a letter too passionate to be chiseled onto stone tablets, but emblazoned upon the human heart.” 2 Corinthians 3:3 (VOICE)
God is the ultimate author. And he’s not just writing a book. He wants to write his love into you.
Imagine that! Your human spirit, your free choices, your unique personality. You’re deeply connected to the true source of life, and you’re pretty much oozing love, peace, grace, and joy everywhere you go… in your own unique way. There’s just going to be so much of it inside of you that it starts leaking out.
So why this book? And why these ten different stories? The whole lot of us simply hope that, as you see how God reached out to us, you’ll see the ways that he is reaching out to you right now.
Laura Jenkins Boal and her husband live in Atlanta, where they are active in their local church. When she’s not writing or listening to other people’s stories, she works part-time for a small software company. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends, kids, and grandkids.