“For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” – Jeremiah 2:13
If you’ve ever made bad choices and traded purity for false security, if you’ve ever looked to a man to be for you what only God Himself can ever be, if you’ve ever chased after a fairy tale when God’s love was waiting for you all along, then Born to Deliver by Kathy Brace with Natalie Wickham is a book that will speak right to your soul and offer you real hope and encouragement in Christ.
Born to Deliver is the riveting true story of Kathy’s search for love and happiness in the arms of men who one by one betrayed her. From a boy who got her pregnant at fifteen, to an abusive alcoholic husband, boyfriends who promised her forever in return for her body only to run when she turned out pregnant once again, and finally the man of her dreams who abandoned her at her weakest, as each man failed, Kathy would run to the next always hoping to find protection and her dream of the perfect family. And through it all were her children, the collateral damage in her search for love. Two given up for adoption, one killed in a back alley abortion clinic, and three growing up in rebellion as they witnessed her struggles with selfishness and rage.
But far from being a tragic tale of shipwreck, Born to Deliver is a triumphant record of how God reached down and transformed Kathy’s life bringing her away from her broken cisterns to the fountain of living waters and how at long last, as a single woman, her thirst was quenched.
I had spent years on a quest for a fairy tale love story. So had Mama years before me. And I know we’re not alone. Our culture is held captive by a fanciful dream. But it unravels one deception at a time to reveal a cleverly disguised nightmare from the pit of hell.
The truth is that God is the Prince Charming of our story. However, Satan loves nothing more than to twist our image of God so that He becomes merely the Fairy Godmother–a kindly benefactor who dramatically appears and waves His magic wand into our dire situation, miraculously leading us to something or someone that will bring us everlasting happiness. . . .
That brings up another Cinderella deception — that hapiness and fulfillment will come as a result of being rescued from a hard life. Jesus would never have come to earth if that was true.
I highly, highly recommend this book. It tells the truth at a time when our culture believes so many destructive lies. You can go to borntodeliver.com to learn more and read the first chapter.