I knew from the moment I heard the name of this book and read the other reviews that this was the next book God wanted me to read. I wondered how the three Amazon reviews could be about the same book, since they varied so. But in reading the first 5 chapters, I realized how Catherine Marshalls experiences shared throughout those 5 chapters, mirrored the walk of many Christians, and depending on what stage of sanctification you are in as you read it, different analogies, and experiences would reach you right where you are in your walk and speak to different people in different ways. I am amazed at how God uses different yet similar experiences in my own life to teach me many of the things Catherine learned. This book helped me to realize that God has the same things in mind for all of us because they are dear to His heart. He desires our obedience and that everything, EVERYTHING in our lives be submitted to Him, not because He is a control freak, but because it is for our own good. As I read the chapter where Catherine explains her struggle with another authors expression that "God is in everything", it hit home. Recently God had taught me a phrase through Chip Ingram "Nothing happens that God did not either allow or decree". As I read that chapter it reaffirmed what God was teaching me and I truly began to believe I was going to have to soon go through something...I thought with my own child. Not two weeks later, my daughters boyfriend was killed in a freak accident. I found comfort in rereading this chapter in Catherines book and shared it with my daughter. God had laid this book in my hands to be the help that we were going to need to make it through. We are nowhere near the end, and neither have I read the end of the book, as our lives have been on hold for awhile, but I am certain through Catherine's book, God will show us "our hope and future" and prove that God does indeed work for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Catherine is definitely a Godsend and a true woman of God. Anyone desiring to deepen their walk with God (and understand what they are going through) should have a copy of this book!