Karen Barnett talks about Out of the Ruins
My dream is for readers to recognize that despite our feelings at the moment — joy, grief, anger, etc. — God is always beside us, as close as our next breath. He desires a deep relationship with us. Not just basic belief, but intimacy. As a young person, I thought of God as more of a Santa Claus; if I were good, He’d answer my prayers. Now that I’ve walked with Him for years, I’ve learned God wants more than my recognition; he wants my heart.