All I See Is Grace

by Debra Kornfield & With Karis Joy Kornfield



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/3/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 254
ISBN : 9781973630913
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 254
ISBN : 9781973630920
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781973630906

About the Book

“Tell everyone about God’s wonderful deeds” (Psalm 105:2). These words shouted to me at the same time that my perspective on Karis’s life was gradually but crucially altered through reading her twenty years of journaling. When Karis wrote the phrase “All I see is grace,” her suffering seemed insurmountable. All grace?? As a mom in anguish over her child’s adversities, I had to make sense of this for myself.

My first attempt to “tell” resulted in over 3,000 pages. Reducing that to 250 pages was no small feat. As I review what is preserved in this book, my heart cries, “Oh, but there’s more! So much more!” There’s an abundance of grace. Lavish heaps of it! That’s what Karis found, and what her journals showed me. There is abundance of grace for each of us, in our circumstances, just as there was for Karis in hers.

You may not face the extremities of loss and suffering—or of adventures and delight—that Karis did. You may not have been born with a rare disability, or have grown up in a different country, or speak five languages, or be one of the first in the world to undergo two intestinal transplants. But you can let Karis create a pathway for you to God’s throne of abundant grace. He’s waiting for you there.

About the Author

The fourth of eight children of missionaries to a remote village of Guatemala, Debra Kornfield faced profound “city shock” when she moved with her husband David and four small children to the megalopolis of São Paulo, Brazil in 1990. This was her home for fourteen years until she moved to Pittsburgh in 2004 to support their daughter Karis through intestinal transplant, never dreaming that over the next fourteen years, Pittsburgh would become home.
Debra is a nurse with a graduate degree in family counseling. She published three books in Brazil, one of them a groundbreaking book on care for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She loves hiking, playing with her grandson, cultivating Karis’s Friendship Garden, teaching Scripture and counseling in three languages, writing, and traveling with Dave to the ten Latin American countries where they now work. She enjoys writing for and reading the stories people send for her blog, https://ButGod.blog, and is delighted that biweekly chats keep her in touch with her seven siblings.
Debra met her husband Dave as a freshman at Wheaton College, where she earned a B.A. in English Literature. Dave helped put her through Rush University, where she received her B.S. in Nursing the same month he was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1988, two weeks before their fourth child was born, David and Debra joined One Challenge International. They live in Pittsburgh, but travel frequently to Latin America and West Africa for their mission work with OCI.