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LATHA CHRISTIE, Ph.D.

HER JOURNEY

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regardez ce site web Latha Christie was born in Palayamkottai in Tamilnadu, India as the first of seven children. She completed her high schooling from St. Ignatius Convent Higher Secondary School, Palayamkottai. Alongside her schooling, she learnt classical dance, music, and other languages. She staunchly believes that her mother’s prayers and her father’s guidance set the stage for successful higher education and efficacious career paths in her life and that of her siblings. However, since her parents brought her up in an overprotective and conservative environment, she was naive and had low self-esteem. She completed her engineering in Electronics and Communication with honors from the Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli.

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than earthly riches.

Balancing Family And Work

In the same year, she was married and joined the Government of India as a scientist. After two subsequent miscarriages, God has blessed her with two sons Pradeep Kumar and Praveen Kumar. Her first son completed his masters at Carnegie Melon Pittsburgh and is working as a software engineer while her second son is a doctor in the USA. Almost fifteen years after completing her bachelor’s in Engineering, she took up Masters and Ph.D. (Engg) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and completed it successfully. She has written two technical books based on her Ph.D. work and has around 70 published papers in peer-reviewed journals & conferences. She was sponsored by the Government to undergo the Project Management and leadership executive diploma program from I2P2M in collaboration with George Washington University School of Business, Washington DC.

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The Unseen Hand Of God And The Ultimate Comeback

While she was doing her Ph.D., it was difficult for her to maintain work-life balance mainly due to mounting marital problems. Eventually, she fell into a deep depression. She felt as though she was riding a roller coaster in the dark and was engulfed in fear. She felt lifeless, sleepless, empty, and wished for death every moment. Born a Christian, she thought that even God abandoned her as He did not answer her prayer request for almost two decades. She was so consumed with feelings of self-pity, bitterness, and hurt that a question began to haunt her: “Is God fair?” This question pierced her to the core because she wondered if God is all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing, why He is not coming to her rescue. Around that time, she developed a high temperature, which turned into a case of massive pneumonia. When she was admitted to Mallya hospital Bangalore in March 2004, one of her lungs had stopped functioning. Antibiotics could not save her other lung, too, and so she was put on a ventilator. In that desperate situation of life and death, God intervened in a dramatic manner. A supernatural presence was felt at the ICU; She saw the Cross and the Blood of Christ washing away all her sins. She heard a divine voice saying to her – I am giving you a new life, and she heard this three times. All the five days she was on that ventilator, she felt the immediate presence of God engulfing her. During her period of recovery, something within her would wake her up early morning, and tell her to read the Bible. So, she opened and started to read the red Gideon Bible that someone had given her, and which had remained closed for many years. The Words of the Bible came alive and made the Presence of God very real to her. She understood that she had supreme value in God’s eyes and that the Creator of the Universe had been pursuing and protecting her all through her pains with unending love. Earlier she was scared of darkness and demons, and now she realized that the Lord who dwells in her is more powerful than anyone or anything and was, therefore, able to experience victory over fear. God thus healed her physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and also delivered her.

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the image of perfect intimacy.

More Than A Survivor

With a broken marriage, shattered dreams, and no support system, the promises of God from Isaiah 54 became her strength. She understood that through the Grace of God, she could become a victorious person and not a mere survivor. She held on to early morning prayer and a Bible reading routine for her sustenance. God healed her graciously from post-traumatic stress disorder and knee pain. She completed her Master of Divinity at SABC, Bangalore as the first distance learning student. She also completed her counseling from Word of Life, Witchita, US, for counseling abuse and alcohol victims. Later she finished her MA Christian studies and Apologetics Training at RZIM and started to preach and speak at various places. However, she realized that something was missing in her and that she had started to feel empty again. She understood that she had become so busy for God and that she had no personal time with God, and that is why she had lost her joy and peace. One calm morning, she heard the soft voice of God deep within, that He needed her to be at His feet and that she is called to Him, by Him and for Him alone. That is when she understood that God has not only created her with the gifts and talents to do His work on this earth, but He also has created her with the desires, dreams, and disposition to become a person with whom God enjoys fellowship and spiritual intimacy.

You are a victor and not a victim as you can
overcome even the worst evil by the love of God.

A Late Blooming Author

She never knew that she could be an author until her forties. Listening to this inner nudge within her from God, she carried out research on abuse for a period of two to three years on the psychology of abuse, the treatments to reform abusive men and women, and the methods to break the cycle of abuse, and wrote a book on can you buy modafinil in australia Domestic Violence – When the Flame Flickers: Emerging from Marital Abuse. The book was published by Saiacs in 2014 and by Wipf and Stock, USA, in 2019. Because of her interest in the field of the intersection between faith and science, she worked diligently on cosmology, geology, biology, and archaeology to find out whether it is reasonable to believe in God. After four years of research, she completed the book – http://meandmydouble.com/youtube.com/embed/CvT8qcP5eHA Beyond the Boundaries of Science: Exploring the Cosmic Story, which was published by Wipf and Stock, USA, in 2019. In this book, she has provided arguments against atheism based on the beginning of the universe and biological life. She has also suggested a new paradigm for the interpretation of Genesis 1 that attempts to show that the creation sequence matches that of the latest findings of science.

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The Host Of Grand Cosmic Story

As an aerospace engineer, she was increasingly fascinated by how the universe began and how God had created everything with such precision. She was intrigued by the sheer vastness of the universe and the fine-tuning of nature’s laws and constants and that each and every parameter has been designed with the utmost precision to support intelligent life. Many scientists like Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins have concluded that the world with complex biological life came into existence on its own and that there is no need for God’s hypothesis. But her research findings were diametrically opposite to such a view. Although human existence is insignificant compared to the dimensions of the universe, the design of the universe conveys the impression that it was specifically created for our existence. To bring out this fact, she is also engaged in making a series of video documentaries called the Grand Cosmic Story, which speaks on the origin, the vastness, and the design of the universe, as well as the complexities of biological life that we see on earth. Every episode ends with one or two important questions that force the viewer to think that faith in God is not against reason.

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‘For I will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the
glory in her midst,’ says the Lord
Zechariah 2:5