Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Book Review - Where I End


Those who are hidden in Jesus, though they suffer, will discover a more beautiful ending—or should I say beginning—than they ever could imagine.”

Katherine Clark was just an average wife and mother with two young children when she was in a tragic playground accident in late May 2009. A little boy playing on the jungle gym jumped and landed on Kate's head, knocking her over and snapping her neck. Kate was paralyzed from the neck down. The doctors diagnosed her with quadriplegia and said she would never walk again.

This terrifying prognosis could have been the end of the story. But instead, God chose to work a profound miracle in Kate's life and in the life of her family.

Where I End tells the incredible story. Kate describes how God's presence carried her through the trying journey of re-learning to walk, both physically and spiritually. Throughout, she shares the deep theological truths that sustained her as she and her family traveled this difficult road.

For fans of Ann Voskamp, Sheldon Vanauken, and Joni Eareckson Tada, Where I End offers hope, encouragement, and a timely reminder of who Jesus is: God with us. In a reflective, literary style, Kate invites readers to see pain and suffering within the context of God's loving, tender, powerful care—and there find hope.


KATHERINE CLARK is wife to a gifted theologian and mom to two bright kids, all of whom bring merriment and humor to her days. A native of Detroit, Kate has had the privilege of living in several great cities, including Dallas, Toronto, Grand Rapids, and Chicago. Kate studied at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Dallas Theological Seminary. With a background in psychology, she has spent much of the last twenty years working and writing for a nationwide Christian radio and counseling ministry. When she's not writing, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking new recipes with her kids, and immersing herself in books. The Clark family currently resides in Wheaton, IL and worships together at Church of the Resurrection.


Be prepared when you read this book and have a highlighter handy! My book is covered page after page with highlighting!

This book touched my heart in such a profound way. It strengthened my faith and gave me hope where I had none for certain situations in my life. Katherine's love for Jesus and her calm faith radiated throughout this book and gave me such a boost in my spirit!

On a beautiful Spring day, Katherine is at her children's school playing tag on the playground when the most tragic and, truly crazy, thing happened to her. A little boy had climbed to the top of a slide platform, climbed over the railings and jumped just as Katherine was passing underneath. He landed on her head, breaking her neck and paralyzing her! She went from being a runner, active woman to a paraplegic in the blink of an eye. This book tells her story, in her own words, with heart-felt beauty that brought tears to my eyes so many times!

We see God working in and through her life as she deals with this difficult situation that turns her, and her families life, upside down. There were so many things she shared that I could relate to as a woman with my own health issues.

This is a must-read book! It will absolutely allow you to see the strength that Jesus has brought Katherine and her earnest faith in Him. It will give you hope, as it did me, to cope with your own hard situation. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Moody Publishers

Blessings - Julie

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