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Purpose 105: Finding Purpose Through Bi-Racial Adoption with Katie Ganshert

Is the church blinded to injustice? How can a novelist be on the front lines of change? I am excited you are joining in today because I have a guest who is writing books that are on track to change the church.

Katie Ganshert is a midwest gal who is passionate about Jesus, writing, her family, adoption, and God’s grace and justice. When she’s not plotting her next novel, she is on dates with her husband, hanging with her kids, and chatting with girlfriends over coffee. Her passion is for telling stories that demonstrate life’s most difficult problems from a spiritual perspective. Katie’s newest book, No One Ever Asked, is an incredible story based on true events about issues of racial injustice in America. Today, Katie is going to explain why social justice is so important to her and to God, and how sharing stories can change lives. Writing is such an exploration of how God has uniquely gifted Katie, and I am excited to share her stories with you.

If you are interested in racial reconciliation in the church, writing good stories, and finding your purpose inside change, feel free to chime in! This is an episode you do not want to miss.

“Storytelling is a great way to get to people’s hearts.”

More in this episode:

  • Katie shares why she is so passionate about storytelling.
  • Katie uses Isaiah [1:17] and it speaks to her heart.
  • Social justice is a part of the gospel.
  • Katie wants to write stories that the whole world will hear.
  • How one trip to Kenya gave Katie the story she needed to share.
  • How to become a working writer.
  • Dive into Katie’s book, spoiler free.
  • Katie asks the question of “What does it mean to be human?” in the light of real events.
  • Learn Katie’s perspective on racial inequality and where that journey started.
  • International adoption takes a long time, but Katie was determined to get her daughter.
  • The church needs education to have eyes to see injustice.
  • How our strengths can also be our weaknesses.
  • Let’s get uncomfortable for those we love.

Resources:

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No One Ever Asked

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