Living out your faith is hard, and doubts weasel their way into everyone’s mind at one time or another. It’s no different for Katie McGowan. She grew up in church and watched as people who claimed to love God failed to live out their faith in everyday life. The discrepancies she saw and contention in her family made it easy for Katie to walk away from family and faith when she left home for college.

When a heartbreaking betrayal and her mother’s need send her home, Katie discovers there is more to God than what she thought she left behind. New friends encourage Katie to seek out the truth and offer a chance at new love. Before her faith and the spark of attraction can grow, Katie’s past love returns asking for forgiveness. Can she return to him and keep her fledgling faith? Would love and her faith grow better if she stayed? The paths she has to choose from lead in entirely different directions. How can Katie know which one is God’s will for her life?

Join with Katie as she finds her way back to faith, in Faith’s Journey.

What happens when happily ever after collides with the deep hurts of the past? How does a person of faith handle it when irrational fear ignites uncontrollable panic attacks?

These are the questions Katie McGowan faces as she faces her future and plans her wedding. Nighttime terrors evolve into daytime predators, robbing Katie of peace and paralyzing her with fear. Not wanting her fiance to worry, she tries to take on the fears on her own and nearly destroys their relationship in the process.

It takes a lesson in hope from an unlikely source for healing to begin. The nightmares holding Katie captive release her to enjoy God’s blessings. But when tragedies change her life forever, Katie’s understanding of hope is challenged. Unresolved anger and disappointment leave Katie doubting the sincerity of her beliefs. Desperate to prove her faith and minimize her failure as a believer, Katie buries her feelings beneath all the right words. Friends and family reach out to Katie, but can they help her find and cling to the hope she so desperately needs? Can Katie learn what true hope looks like when life has fallen apart?

Find out what hope really is along with Katie in Grasping Hope.

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