Good morning! It is my pleasure to welcome Sarah Van Diest to Inspired Prompt. Sarah’s new book is God In the Dark: 31 Devotions to Let the Light Back In. She wrote this book as letters to a dear friend whose life was turning upside down. Letters can be an amazing gift when you are hurting. I’m eager to learn more about Sarah. How about you?
Good morning, Sarah.
Can you describe yourself in three words?
Creative, compassionate and philosophical.
Someone who takes the time to write letters to hurting friends is definitely compassionate. 🙂
Philosophical: having a calm attitude toward a difficult or unpleasant situation. Next question . . .
Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?
A trip to Ireland would fill me. One of my favorite authors lived, worked and wrote there: John O’Donahue. I would love to see the places he wrote about in books like Conamara Blues and Beauty.
Ireland is a beautiful place. Now for your last question.
If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?
I fell in love with this song back in the 90s. It is still a great worship song. Readers, to hear “You Are My Hiding Place” click on the song title above.
Readers, Sarah is offering a print copy of God In The Dark to one commenter.
U. S. addresses only.
God In The Dark: 31 Devotions to Let the Light Back In
When you are in the dark places of your life, Sarah Van Diest offers a companion for the path you are walking. You will find a voice of comfort and truth to call you back to the light, to help you see that you are never alone, never too far gone, and never unloved. This collection of 31 devotions doesn’t minimize the reality of your struggles, but rather points you to where God is—walking right alongside you. Receive this hope in the pain, God in the Dark.
To find out more about the book visit God In The Dark
Sarah Van Diest is a writer and editor. She’s the mother of two boys, stepmother to three more, and wife to David. Sarah wrote this book as letters to a dear friend whose life was turning upside down. She’s done this for years for numerous friends and will continue to, Lord willing. It’s her gift to them. It’s hope written down.