My Thoughts About the Book:
Kim’s terrifying tale of perseverance, faith and a mother’s love just about broke my heart on several spots of her journey. I read it and kept thinking…oh.my.goodness. This is a woman that I have “known” online for many years and yet this gigantic part of her life and faith that I had not yet discovered. I had always looked up to her before, but after reading all that she and her family went through, I have nothing but mad respect for her.
This is a regular, every day, ordinary woman, who passionately pursued what God was calling her to, and nothing was going to stand in her way. The subtitle hits the nail on the head perfectly…”A Harrowing Journey, a Mother’s Courage, a Race to Freedom”. I found myself deep in the middle of their adventure and praying the whole way through it. What an incredible story of obedience, adoption, faith, love, hope, courage, and the extraordinary strength that God gives you when He calls you to something.
An incredible story all for the glory of God. I would encourage every woman I know to pick up a copy of this book and watch what God can and will do when one woman faithfully follows God’s call.
About the Book:
When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, they knew that the process might be challenging. Nothing, however, could have prepared de Blecourt for the twisted nightmare she would endure. During her year-long struggle to extricate her newly adopted little boy from that post-Soviet country’s corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blecourt was intimidated, physically assaulted, and arrested. Worse, her months of loneliness, worry, and fear drove her to the brink of spiritual despair. But God had no intention of abandoning de Blecourt or her family. Her amazing story-culminating in a spine-chilling race to freedom-offers dramatic proof that God’s light shines on even in the deepest darkness.
About the Author:
Kim de Blecourt is a media veteran, experienced writer and speaker, and expert on international adoption. Kim leads a ministry called Nourished Hearts to encourage, inspire, and create community around those who are adopting/have adopted, provide foster care and/or work in orphan care internationally. Kim and her husband, Jahn, have been married for fifteen years and are the parents of two children, Jacey and Jake. They reside in Michigan.
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Seeking JOY on the Journey,Melissa Mashburn