I started writing this book because my editor at Moody Publishing asked me to. It was as simple and inauspicious as that. Yet as soon as I began working, I knew God was leading.
This book is no easy read. It looks honestly as the cost – a price paid in trauma and loss. Then steps into the heart of God. It’s drenched in love, faith, and a deep and abiding hope shared by all who’ve walked in dangerous places with Christ and those who’ve loved those who have gone.
I’m excited, it’s true. But it’s an excitement fueled with conviction. I’m convinced that when you read it, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
This book is for all who go, for all who love those who go and for all who send.
It’s no rah-rah, isn’t this great. Instead, it’s a deep tear-soaked hallelujah. It’s a celebration of a holy God who laid aside His privilege, stepped into our darkness, and suffered for our sake.
It’s an invitation, not to an expensive Christianity, but to one properly priced – one that understands the astonishing love of God and chooses to love with God.
Yes, I’m excited. The book is out in the world. May it reach each person to whom God desires to receive it. And may all who read it meet God in the stories of Scripture and the experiences of those who’ve walked in dangerous places with Him.