Day 29: What fiction and a band of sisters can teach us about hope

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  • In “Band of Sisters” the problems seem so large and overwhelming. It’s clear that many of your characters had strong faith, but what role, if any, did hope play in tackling those problems? 
  • Even though this is an historical novel, it addresses something that we continue to struggle with today. What do you hope this novel accomplishes? 

This book was born of a passion to end modern day slavery, and most of all to ask, what can I do to help in a need so desperate?  I hope readers will be inspired to ask this same question, and to follow in Christ’s steps by helping those caught in the web of human trafficking. We can’t solve the problem in our own strength, but through Christ and by His strength and grace we can all do something.

  • Why is hope essential — in a story plot and in our lives?

Real life is tough.  It’s full of conflict—all fodder for a good story—fiction or non-fiction.  Without hope we can so easily despair and quit.  But we’re made to do hard things, to take stands, to overcome through Christ. Hope is what spurs us on—hope while we persevere; hope to achieve whatever God has placed on our heart to work toward, or in our hands to accomplish; hope for those we love; hope for peace for all; hope in victory; hope for hearing at the end of our course, “well done,” by the One in whom we live and move and have our being.

Cathy has worked as a school librarian, drama director, and director of children’s and education ministries. When not traipsing the hills and dales of historic sites, she, her husband, and their dog, Reilly, make their home on the banks of the Laurel Run in Maryland.

Visit her Website here and click here to read an interview I did with her on Promise Me This.