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|Format: Compact disc|
Vendor: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 5.50 X 5.00 X 0.75 (inches)|
Find beauty and hope for the messiness of family life
Are you exhausted by the fairy-tale idea that following Jesus will mean our families wont suffer? That a parenting formula can guarantee our children will turn out okay? That our families will be immune from being broken because we love God?
In The Beauty of Broken, Elisa Morgan, one of todays most respected female Christian leaders, shares for the first time her very personal story of brokennessfrom her family of origin to her family of creation, represented by her husband and two grown children. Over the years, Elisas family struggled privately with issues many parents must face, including:
alcoholism and drug addiction
infertility and adoption
teen pregnancy and abortion
divorce, homosexuality, and death
Each story layers onto the next to reveal the brokenness that comes into our lives without invitation.
Weve bought into the myth of the perfect family, says Elisa. Formulaic promises about the family may have originated in well-meaning intentions, but such thinking isnt realistic. Its not helpful. Its not even kind.
Elisa offers hope in the form of broken family values that allow parents to grow and thrive with God. Values such as commitment, humility, relinquishment, and respect carry us to new places of understanding. Owning our brokenness shapes us into Gods best idea for us and enables us to discover the beauty in ourselves and each member of our families.
defies categories and breaks new ground as a raw account of a family that has been through everything Philip Yancey Bestselling Author, Whats So Amazing About Grace?