Reckless Faith: Let Go and Be Led by Beth Guckenberger ISBN: 9780310283935
"The stories in the chapters that follow aren't chronological. They're not a history of how I found myself living on the side of a mountain in Mexico, and I'm not sure that would interest anyone but my mother and her friends anyway. Instead, I've mined my journals for those moments when God used the very people I thought I was in Mexico to lead, to lead me. Time and again I've been led to trust God, with my little mustard seed of faith, to see how he not only shows up in our circumstance-but he shows off! It's not because he needs to prove himself; rather, he is demonstrating to a forgotten population-the orphans that I serve-that he will be their Father and Protector and Provider."
Beth and Todd established a ministry that helps orphans-the poorest, most defenseless members of a needy populace. And while the stories here are drawn from those experiences, this book isn't a memoir.
It's about living with faith, with the certainty that God will show up, exactly where and exactly when He's needed. Beth calls it a reckless faith-a willingness to trust even when you don't understand. And her book-an inspiring collection of true stories about real people who, when faced with real challenges, chose to trust God-is a call to live with Reckless Faith.
Dear Beth, It is only day one of this book and I am already hooked!! I love how you write, so that I can feel the passion that you have for God, that shapes the life you live for him. It seems I keep coming to this point in my life, praying that it would stay like that forever, only to have it return to normal, everyday life, going through the motions with so many others around me who are also just going through the motions, but so hungry to find those few whose faith is vibrant and alive that I can experience a few moments of the presence of God with. Then I'll get there again, those shining moments, and say, "yes, God, this is where I want to live, with you so very real", knowing in my heart it will only last a short while again. Is there any cure for this? I am eager to read your book, for the inspiration it is giving and I'm sure will continue to give, and the great joy of reading about God alive and working in the lives of those who are hurting. Thank you, Sue
Hooked is a good thing, reading stories it's easy to get caught up in a book... that's my favorite kind of book to read and the kind I like to write. The "yes, God" you are feeling is the agreement of our spirit with the One who made us... such a powerful experience to let go and surrender. Keep reading and tell me how it's going!
Hi Beth. I've never written to an author before but I feel the Lord urging me to write. I came to Mexico 25 years ago as a Missionary. I married a Mexican doctor and we are now Pastors of a church in Irapuato. The Lord has put a burden on us for missions. I would like to be in touch with you as to how we can help.I admire your testimony and courage to continue with the work the Lord has given to you. I await your reply. Love in Christ, Linda
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