What is the Church? That was the question that started that book. Your central characters are Roman and Grace — two adults who were orphaned and suffered abuse when young. What was the question, and the issues you wanted to cover? Hearing the stories of some of these young women, I wanted to deal with childhood abuse and how that impacts adult thinking.
How it follows them. And is there a chance for two very broken people to find wholeness together?
Of course there is, with Christ at the centre, but it is a journey — and a hard one. A lot of reading about case studies; the psychology behind it. This was very disturbing and I think it was one of the things that really weighed on me — how prevalent it is. A good friend of mine, who I met in Bible study fellowship, is a family counsellor. So I presented Roman and Grace individually; how I thought they would respond mentally and emotionally after what had happened to them. With Grace, she just wanted to be perfect — the perfect child so she could earn the love of her aunt.
There are some vivid depictions of hell in the book — what prompted you to include those? He saves us — but what does salvation mean? In church in Wimbledon the young pastor said that God essentially saved us from himself, from his own wrath.
That was a profound statement. Because he created everything, he owns everything, whether we acknowledge it or not. And he will have the ultimate say in what happens to us. I would like to understand more about mentoring and how that looks.
We have so many older people in church — we need to mentor the younger generation. How do you do that? Truth and relationships are very fluid now so there is nothing to hold on to. My husband. Enjoyed that? Get more articles covering news, culture, faith and apologetics in every print issue of Premier Christianity magazine.
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