Friday, July 10, 2015
Litfuse Review: Tattered And Mended by:Cynthia Ruchti
About the Book:
For years, society and especially the church required that we hide our brokenness and pretend that all was well, even when it was terribly broken. Now, people have become comfortable with our tattered edges, our character weaknesses, our "old, familiar sins," and forgotten that God doesn't intend to leave us in a state of disrepair. God calls us to something other than the wild pendulum swing from hiding our scars to flaunting them.
Rather than resigning ourselves to desperately clinging to shreds of recovery, or discarding the broken, threadbare, scarred relationships, we can engage in the process of healing through Christ. Jesus reclaims what we fear was damaged beyond repair. His soul-mend leaves hope where the wound once was. And, as we engage in the process of healing, we grow in appreciation of how God tends and transforms our wounds.
What does it mean to be torn? Broken? Unfixable? Or just plain sad? When changes happen in our lives whether wanted or needed they are still beyond our control. Even the loss of a loved one is beyond our control. God Himself creates our stops and our starts, and He alone is the only one that knows when "our time" has come. But just because all of this rests on Him, we still get hurt in the process somehow. And many of us stay broken for a very long time.
The author explains how God can love us through it and heal us of our wounds no matter how deep. She equates our souls and our creator to art and an artist. She explains the ins and outs of grief and how it can bare down on our souls but Christ will have the victory in the end because He will use this to grow you and to bring you closer to Him.
Tattered And Mended is a riveting book about the way a hurt soul can be fixed. Each page had amazing stories with scriptures to back the main point. Cynthia Ruchti does an amazing job triggering your mind to think of how awesome Gods love really is. I enjoyed how intriguing the stories in this book are, they grab your attention and never let go.
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse.