Born to Deliver
I am not a biography girl by nature–novels are my book of choice. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I voluntarily considered reading a biography; but, if it’s too dry, I tend to put it down. Born to Deliver is anything but dry.
Kathy Brace shares her story with Natalie Wickham, and together these ladies write a biography that reads like a novel. Born to Deliver follows Kathy’s path through life and covers topics such as teenage sexuality, abortion, adoption, divorce, dependency, and more. With such a weighty list of topics, one might be tempted to leave the book on the shelf and choose something lighter; however, Kathy has more to share than the horrific situations and poor choices she experienced in life. She shares God.
In addition to being a warning, Born to Deliver is a tale of redemption. Kathy relays her despair not for story’s sake, but to show God’s kindness, love, and mercy, and to glorify her gracious Heavenly Father.
Born to Deliver is well-written and grabbed me from the first page. Consider these examples:
- “We were like dolls being dressed up and admired, but never played with” (p. 44).
- “I had sacrificed an innocent child on the altar of my own selfish pride” (p. 70).
- “I had rubbed the lamp of faith; now wasn’t God supposed to start granting me my wishes?” (p. 93)
I think Born to Deliver has great value for showing (instead of lecturing) teenagers the value of good choices. Additionally, the book teaches us not to judge others. At first I thought, “Really? Hasn’t she learned by now?” Then I thought, “Look at my self-righteousness. I have never been in her situation. God, help me not to sit in condemnation of folks in similar circumstances.” Considering the physical aspect of the product, I was disappointed that the picture in chapter 6 is difficult to see. I also thought the price point was a bit high compared to similar books.
Kathy Brace and Natalie Wickham crafted a great book in Born to Deliver. Whether you want a teaching opportunity with your older children or desire to read a story of God’s grace in action, you can’t go wrong. Born to Deliver is worth your time.
Last Updated: February 11, 2013
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