Hello and welcome to Day #5 of the Virtual Book Tour of Red Ink by award winning author, Kathi Macias. Kathi has shared a lovely guest post with us and graciously offered three books for today's giveaway prize.
Followers of Divine Perspective will have a chance to win Book #3, Red Ink (China), Book #2, More Than Conquerors (Mexico) and Book #1, No Greater Love (South Africa)!
Without further ado, let's welcome Kathi and show her some love:
Cancer and Red Ink?
KATHI: What could Cancer Awareness Month and my latest book, Red Ink, possibly have in common? More than you might imagine! For you see, human nature is the same—across the generations, beyond national boundaries, spanning racial or cultural divides. Deep inside, we all have a heart that yearns for God. We may deny it, try to outrun or ignore it, or attempt to fill it with other things. But that yearning will never be satisfied except with the Real Thing.
When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of nineteen, I had a baby in diapers at home, another one on the way, and a husband in the military who could be called away at any time. On top of that, we lived miles from any relatives and were clueless about what to do with what seemed a possible death sentence. Worst of all, neither my husband nor I were Christians—oh, nominally, sure, but not to where it made any real difference in our lives.
Looking back over the forty-plus years that have passed since that time, I am awed by God’s faithfulness. Not only did He heal me of my cancer (even when I didn’t know or care about Him!), but He raised up others to pray for us and to bring us into the Kingdom. And that’s where the connection to Red Ink comes in.