I love your bookit is powerfuland seasoned with grace. Its filled with wonderful quotes and more importantly points to the one who can heal all of our brokenness. Many times throughout reading, I thoughtOh that is powerfulOh that ministers healingIts the kindness of God that leads us to repentance and its the brave woman of God, willing to be transparent, that ministers to the broken. I know the darkest hours of my life exposed the tenderness of God the most. Though I never would wish a divorce on anyonefor me it proved to be the time God revealed His grace most powerfully. I felt as though I committed the ultimate sin. It broke my self-will and my belief that somehow I might earn Gods loveAs I read your book I realized you learned the same thing and it encouraged me. No matter how good we are we can never merit Gods love or our salvation. Thats the beauty of Christianity. We dont need to have all the answers or be perfect because God loves us no matter what. His grace is for every area of our lifenot just our salvation. He equips and empowers us to be for Him. Each of my dark seasons produced more of Christ character and caused me to love others more unconditionally. He loves usbecause He chose toand nothing can change that.
Highly recommend this book. It's not so much the type of book that you enjoy, as much as one that resonates with the heartache in one's own life. It reminded me a lot of Shiela Walsh's books because of the transperancy and honesty, looking at difficult subjects to discuss within the context of Evangelical Christendom. After all, we've all been taught to always present the perfect picture. It has to be one of the most common myths of the Church that once you're saved everything should be just fine and hunky-dory in your life. If you have issues, then it usually is seen as being a sign that you're just not living up to being a real Christian. But oh how we're learning the truth of brokenness in the church these days, and I think God is beginning to teach us that we need to be transparent in our brokenness so that real restoration can be experienced within the Body. I hope that finally people will be able to begin to pull down their masks and reveal their true brokenness, so that the world might see the real power of the Wounded Healer working in the lives of His people. This book is a good first step. I recommend it to any woman who has been wounded by the circumstances in her own life.