Item description for In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart: Hope for the Hurting (Christian Softcover Originals) by Ruth Graham & Stacy Mattingly...
Overview Ruth Graham-third daughter of Billy Graham-has discovered through bitter personal experience that God does his best 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.
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Walker Large Print
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2007
Publisher GALE GROUP
Edition Large Type
ISBN 1594151318 ISBN13 9781594151316
Availability 0 units.
More About Ruth Graham & Stacy Mattingly
Ruth Graham, founder and president of Ruth Graham and Friends, ministers God s grace and comfort to those who are hurting and works to equip those who desire to help the broken. Author of multiple books, including the best-seller In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart and the 2008 Gold Medallion Award winner, Step into the Bible, she travels widely as a conference speaker and has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows, including Good Morning America, The Hour of Power, Focus on the Family, and shows on Moody Broadcasting. A cum laude graduate of Mary Baldwin College, Ruth worked in publishing for thirteen years. Daughter of the beloved evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, Ruth has three grown children and six grandchildren. She lives in Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart: Hope for the Hurting (Christian Softcover Originals)?
What makes us think we are immune to hurt? Nov 25, 2007
I started the audio book yesterday and could not stop listening. This audio book shares Ruth's heart. If Billy Graham's daughter can go through such trials, what makes us think we are immune to the hurt the world gives us.
Do you need encouraging? Sep 6, 2007
This book will do it. I look at the families of others and think that they are so blessed that they can't go through hard times. Ruth Graham puts that throught to rest. She is a real flesh and blood person with a story to share.
In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart: Hope for the Hurting Jul 28, 2007
I purchased this book for a friend who recently went through a divorce and struggling with the pain. However, I could hardly put it down before giving it to her, so purchased a second copy for myself. That copy is now in the hands of someone else who wanted to read it...so I may purchase a third copy for my own reading. What an inspiration, no matter where you are in your life!! I have gleaned much from the three chapters I have read and my friend is using it for a 'study' guide as she goes through the healing process of divorce. I have not gone through that, but find so much that is relevant to my own life. Thanks, Ruth, for writing this book. Five stars isn't rated high enough for this outstanding book.
Help/Hope for PKs Jul 26, 2006
OK - I grew up, as Ruth did, as a PK. Although my dad certainly was not Billy Graham, in our small WV community, he was close to it. I grew up knowing, as Ruth shared, that my choices reflect on my father's ministry. While there were MANY times that kept me out of trouble, there were others where I failed. I appreciated Ruth's candor and ability to get through to me that no matter who our earthly father is, our Heavenly Father will pick us up, dust us off, and give us hope for a better tomorrow. I've highlighted my copy and written all kinds of stuff. It was truely helpful - I have recommended it to many already.
In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart : Hope for the Hurting Mar 8, 2006
Ruth "Bunny" Graham's book reveals her heart as she transparently shares her hurts and her healing! The book shows God's faithfulness and comfort for broken hearts. A must-read for those who have "been there-done that" as well as for those who want to understand or counsel others who have gone through painful relationships.