Over Oceans: A Memoir
Author: Krista Lyn White
- Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle: 380 pages
- Publisher: Blue Iris Books (September 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN (Hardcover): 978-0-9885805-6-5
Why a Memoir?
When I sat down to write Over Oceans in 2016, I was exhausted—emotionally, physically and spiritually. But mostly, I was frustrated. That which I thought God had promised to achieve through me had not come true. (At least, not so far as I could see.) Yet, there I was, looking back at a most unbelievable journey—a journey I could not have even begun without a divine army thrusting me forward and continually going before me. I began to write with a deep need to understand the pain I had experienced—and would I ever reach the end or was I at the end.
Like the journey recalled in Over Oceans, I had no idea where God would take me as I wrote. But I knew that by revisiting those moments strung out over a decade and more, I would gain some measure of understanding, and hopefully healing. I needed to know that it had not all been for nothing, and that my selfishness had not run God’s purposes aground. (Though, I knew this was impossible to do.)
It is my hope that others will find themselves in these pages and see the purpose not only in the journey but in the inevitable blindness and consequent terror that any divine calling brings. Vulnerable is the destination where we are most able to seize the miraculous hand of God, and there find peace.