I knew I held a special book in my hands when I read in the first pages of The God Who Sees: “In a way, I felt that God had been preparing me to tell this story for my whole life.”
Reading these words made me feel that I had been given a personal gift: the gift of the author’s experience in the world.
Karen Gonzalez is a compelling narrator. She is a member of what is sometimes called “the 1.5 generation”—that is, she came to the US as a child and grew up here. Thus, she has a helpful dual-perspective, having extensive experience with and an insider’s knowledge of two cultures.
Taken on their own, her chapters telling her own story would stand alone as a beautifully written memoir, but Gonzalez goes further…