Artisans can reclaim exquisite beauty from the broken, frayed, and hopefully shattered—perhaps once thought beyond repair. But what about us? What of the wounds that keep us from living the life we want to live?
In Tattered and Mended
, readers walk through a gallery of reclaimed and restored art as well as broken and restored lives of those who have gone before us. With a gentle touch and personable wisdom, Cynthia Ruchti shows how even the most threadbare soul can once again find healing and hope.
TATTERED AND MENDED is a book that ministered to me the day I opened it. I’d had a rough day that didn’t go anything according to plan. I’d prepared so carefully, but someone on another end hadn’t done their job. I was frustrated, with a stress headache, barely walking due to physical pain from standing in lines for hours and hours, and close to tears. When I came home and decided to unwind by reading, I picked up this book, and I read:
God is faithful. He is faithful. He is faithful.
God is not unaware of our need.
God’s provided in the past. He will again.
God knew this was coming before we did. He has answers prepared already.
God won’t abandon us in trying times. He draws us nearer. Nearer. Nearer.
~~Cynthia Ruchti, Tattered and Mended, page 22
I cried. But this time, not due to frustration. This was more of a crawling into my Heavenly Father’s arms, curling up against His chest, and soaking of the comfort of the God who loves me. Loves me enough to minister to me, through a book, and provide exactly what I needed when I needed it. Just thinking that makes me want to cry again.
TATTERED AND MENDED needs to be in every church library, counselor’s library, public library, pastor’s office, and Christian home, so the words can reach out to hurting people and help them start to mend.
5 stars. Available in ebook, hardcover, and paperback. 208 pages.
I obtained this book from the publisher via Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.
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