Mother, son seek God by ‘Reaching for the Heights’ in new memoir

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Catharina Keyzer tells true story of Christian family’s journey in Bolivia

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Assuredly, God’s promises are backed by his wisdom, love, and power

The accidental death of her son Pete moved author Catharina Keyzer to write about their journey to Bolivia and how they searched for God by “Reaching for the Heights” (published by Xlibris AU). She reminisces about the precious times she spent with him as well as his spiritual growth and development, which she witnessed as she accompanied him in his quest to find life’s meaning. Now, she shares these treasured memories as well as the invaluable lessons of faith she gained from her son to readers everywhere.

Readers will follow a dedicated Christian mother and her son as they explore exotic Bolivia, a path that they would otherwise not have chosen if not for their faith in God and his mysterious ways. As the difficulties mount, they experience the presence of God right there with them, tenderly leading them through their incredible odyssey. According to Keyzer, evidenced in this journey is that when God’s promises in his Word are claimed—whether it is for salvation of a family member, peace of mind, courage, or provision of daily needs—it is a voluntary commitment to his divine will and programming.

“Assuredly, God’s promises are backed by his wisdom, love, and power,” Keyzer adds.

Their journey culminates in Pete’s fateful and tragic meeting with God, an experience that changes Keyzer’s life, as she conveys her realizations, her hope in God and her conviction that her son is in a better place. “Reaching for the Heights” takes readers on a voyage filled with joys and trials, showing tragic realities, the importance and happiness of a close family and an incredible lesson in faith.

“Reaching for the Heights”
By Catharina Keyzer
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781503503151
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781503503168
E-Book | 122 pages | ISBN 9781503503175
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Catharina Keyzer was born in Holland during the Second World War. She immigrated to Australia with her family and adapted to her new home. She married young, had two sons and became a Christian.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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