It’s not every day that one gets an unmistakable and unexpected request from God. This book is such call. One sunny afternoon, while on pilgrimage in Medjugorje back in 2002, I was relaxing on my pension bed, talking to my traveling companion, wondering aloud whether it was my idea or God’s spurring me to scribble embarrassing snippets of my life onto torn scratch paper and throw them into a big cardboard box marked “Autobiography.”
I wasn’t exactly asking a question and certainly didn’t expect an answer. But with a clear message that at once enflamed and convicted my heart, God said, “It’s me! It’s me! I’ve been the One asking you to write a book. Remember, you gave your life to me.’” Shaken, I thought back to how, shortly after my conversion, I had prostrated myself before the altar at the New Camaldolese Monastery in Big Sur, California, and, when no one was looking, told God aloud, “Lord, I give you all of me. You gave me back my life, and now I give it back to you. It is yours. Do with it as you please.”
Then he spoke again: “Your time is not your own. This book will help save souls.”
The book Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary’s Intercession is now available through Ave Maria Press. See www.christinewatkins.com for more details and to see a video about the book.