Mountain of Hope
About the Book
Karen collapsed into her dad’s arms upon learning her husband was gone. She was facing a mountain of heartache, with foothills of depression and devastating loss as a suddenly single mom. Now, this Midwestern pastor’s daughter could no longer avoid or hide her problems, fears, and dire circumstances but had to face them head-on. And in doing so, she was finally willing to acknowledge that people in church pews have problems too. Karen shares how her story is just part of the bigger one God is writing. And so is yours. This true story will infuse you with faith as Karen shows you how Jesus can turn whatever mountain is ahead of you into a mountain of hope.
“Karen Dancey’s book reaches into deep places, tugs at the soul, and pulls out raw honesty and hard truth. Through the sharp turns of life, she never loses sight of the forgiveness, hope and love she has in Christ. Her storytelling is vivid and will hold you accountable for your own life in the best possible way. Having a longer lens through which to view her past, she writes with refreshing boldness and confident faith. Karen knows where she’s been, where she’s going, and to whom she belongs. From every angle, you will see glimpses into your own story and heart. It is clear God is using her tragic yet beautiful story to captivate us with the same living hope that rescued Karen in her darkest hours.”
—Gina Kell Spehn is a New York Times Best Selling Author (The Color of Rain) and Co-Founder and President of New Day Foundation for Families
“Dancey uses tender, raw honesty to trudge through her mountain of despair, all the while building a stairway to the mountain of hope that only our God can provide.”
—Kelly Prisby, Teacher
“Through Karen’s story, you will see an inside glimpse into God’s sovereignty and love. God gave Karen an extreme soul makeover experience. He delivered her and turned sorrow and pain into joy and hope.”
—Maryann Gilliam, recipient of a home built by ABC’s hit show [Extreme Makeover: Home Edition]
About the Author
Karen Dancey lives in southeast Michigan with her newly married husband, Lee, and their three precious sons. Back in 1994, Karen began a fun tradition of turning her annual Christmas letter into a poem; hence, her love for writing began. Since then, she certainly has had plenty of extreme life experiences to write about and she strives to keep focused on God through it all. In her spare time, Karen enjoys scrapbooking, walking with friends, and helping children read. You are welcome to contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org to invite her to speak or to share your comments.