By Beth Guckenberger
I remember everything about the afternoon the phrase “Reckless Faith” first came to mind. It was 2007 and I was writing a book about my family’s stories from living in Mexico, unsure of how to link them altogether. They made sense to me, but I was still plagued with concern they wouldn’t mean anything to anyone else. This particular day I was writing a story about my dad and how he had rescued me one afternoon during an ill-planned clothing drive. Believing in me, in the idea God had inspired a short-sighted-teenager required, I wrote my first book, Reckless Faith.
Truthfully, my dad stood in a long line of others who have listened with spiritual ears instead of seeing with earthly eyes. They trust the prompting inside of them more than they cave to the pressures around them. It’s an attribute I have grown to appreciate in others and strive to cultivate in my own life.
We’ll be talking about these ‘others’ who stand in the reckless faith line, some of them are from this country, others from around the world, some have lived in my lifetime and others in biblical days. Join me as I share these stories at historic Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine (Cincinnati, Ohio) on September 13th at 4pm and 7pm. For tickets, click here.
Beth Guckenberger is the mother of a bunch of biological, adopted and foster children. She and her husband, Todd, direct Back2Back Ministries. Beth is the author of several books on the journey of their life abroad, including Reckless Faith (Zondervan).