Hello, and welcome to my site, it’s great to see you here.
I’m Liz, and I live in Wellington, Shropshire, with my husband Tim who is a Vicar in the Church of England, and our children. When I was eight years old, I decided I wanted to be an author, and wrote my first book.
It took me many more years to start writing in earnest, largely because of a chronic illness which has plagued me all my life. It’s a degenerative lung disease, bronchiectasis, and in turn has led to more chronic conditions/diseases as a spin-off. It has shaped a lot of how I see life, because it’s something I’ve never been able to escape. It brings a lot of pain and there are times I can’t leave my home for days and weeks.
Yet I’m so passionate about Jesus and the hope that he brings, and love to share stories about transformed lives. I don’t pretend to have easy answers to the problem of suffering, but I’m on a journey with a God who loves me and delights in me. And it’s been in the deepest depths of pain where I’ve found God there too, walking it with me.
You may wonder why this website is called ‘Great Adventure.’ After all, I’m sick. How can life be a Great Adventure when lived within the cage of chronic illness?
That is just the point, though. The Great Adventure that I see in my life isn’t to do with bungee jumping or paragliding or skiing or extreme water sports.
My Great Adventure is a life lived with God. A life where every day is an adventure, because God made us for so much more than we can imagine. So Great Adventure is a bittersweet title, reminding me both of my limitations and my liberty.
I hope that you’ll join in the adventure and cling to the sides with unending excitement, just as I do.
I love reading and try to do regular book reviews – have a look at some of them here. I’m also a fan of fairtrade dresses and Cadbury’s chocolate, which is the reason I exist (this is actually, honestly, literally true. Ask me about it sometime.) And turquoise.
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Have a look around the site, especially at the blog posts, for a taste of what I’m all about.
And find my books here.
I would also love you to sign up to my email updates. You’ll get the latest news, and sometimes a freebie – at the moment, everyone who signs up gets a free download of my Bible study course A Tale of Beauty from Ashes, based around Beauty and the Beast, and also 16 postcards of prayers for when times get tough.