Life was good. Kasey Van Norman felt her sense of purpose and calling in ministry to encourage women during personal crisis and pursued it. Just as her ministry was growing to new heights, in a moment, it all was shaken. It started with an ache in her back. It ended up being cancer.
While chronicling her journey with cancer, Kasey speaks to women who feel like God has “picked a fight” with them in her book Raw Faith. She alternates between her story and Bible stories to show how God is working now like He did then. Her goal in the book is not to tell her story, but to encourage her reader to know God and trust Him regardless of our circumstances.
I would have loved to have read more about her raw emotion and her journey in wrestling with God rather than her attempt to weave in Bible stories and surficial Sunday School lessons. However, her objective was not to write a memoir, but to show that real faith is raw faith. Real faith isn’t grounded in circumstances, but rather, is “built on the bedrock that God is who he says he is…” She accomplishes this well for any woman who may be enduring any type of personal crisis, not just cancer.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.