In Every Pew Sits A Broken Heart

In Every Pew Sits A Broken Heart

Hope for the Hurting

eBook - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
The daughter of Billy Graham has discovered through personal experience that God does his best work in the ruins of our lives--as she tried to make wise choices in the wake of bad ones, she discovered that God is faithful, forgiving, and filled with grace, and she now knows how to offer hope and support to the hurting people she encounters.

Zondervan House
Offers help and hope to those who wonder if they have out-sinned God's grace or if their life circumstances have set them aside from being used by God, with practical help to every believer and church leader who sits side by side each Sunday with the broken and hurting. Foreword by Billy Graham.
Ruth Graham--third daughter of Billy Graham--has discovered through bitter personal experience that God does his great work in the ruins of our lives. As Ruth's life descended through divorce, depression, and shame; as she bore heartrending parental struggles; and as she faltered trying to make wise choices in the wake of bad ones, she discovered the unending embrace of a faithful, forgiving, and grace-filled God.This book surpasses the testimony of her fascinating story as she brings sharp new insight from the Word of God for all who fear their actions may be beyond forgiveness or their broken circumstances may keep them from being used by God ever again. Through the words of Jeremiah--the weeping prophet--Ruth reveals the God who makes wasted places come to life. The reader grasps the parable of the Prodigal Son as never before as Ruth discloses her own journey through that parable, first as the indignant older brother struggling to understand God's grace toward her husband's infidelity, then as the prodigal when her own actions bring deep shame and painful circumstances, and even in her role as the father, running to embrace her own children in the midst of bulimia, drug abuse, and unwed pregnancy.Finally, Ruth includes practical steps in every chapter anyone can take to offer care, support, and hope to the broken people they encounter in their lives and in the pews beside them every Sunday.The broken and those who love them will run with Ruth to the arms of the God they can trust, the Father God who embraces, sustains, and redeems. Foreword by Billy Graham.
WHEN LIFE'S ROSY DREAMS DISSOLVE INTO DIFFICULT REALITIES THAT BREAK OUR HEARTS, GOD SHOWS THAT HE SPECIALIZES IN RESTORATION.'If in these pages you see your own life's experience mirrored in our daughter's, may you, too, find a personal relationship with the same heavenly Father who continues to be her strength, comfort, and joy.''---From the foreword by Billy Graham'Warning: This book should only be read by imperfect, flawed people in serious need of God's amazing grace. Thank you, Ruth Graham, for having the courage to bare your soul and then lead others back toward God's welcoming arms.'----Philip Yancey, author of Where Is God When It Hurts?'For any who have experienced the tragedy of infidelity and wrong choices. Ruth unfolds her life, showing that the grace of God is sufficient.----Elisabeth Elliot Gren, author of Through Gates of Splendor'You hold in your hand a tool that will help you whether you are hurting or seeking to minister to one who is hurting. By sharing openly from her own experiences of heartache and by offering practical insights founded on biblical truth, Ruth Graham has provided a resource that both equips us to pursue wholeness and leads us into the arms of the only One who can make us whole.----Dr. Gary Smalley, The author of DNA of Relationships'This book is a must-read for those who are hurting or for those who would like to be a healing agent for someone else.'----Dr. Charles Stanley, author of The Blessings of Brokenness

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2004
ISBN: 0310263972 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 248.86 GRA
Characteristics: 218 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mattingly, Stacy
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