Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stained Glass Hearts

What's not to love about Patsy Clairmont?? She has an amazing sense of humor, an honest approach to letting you into her own heart and mind, and a desire to let her own past affect the future of others for Christ.

Like the rest of her books, she lets her personality shine thru humor and transparency...and yet the tone of her newest title is deeper and more quick-to-the-point than most of her others.  She starts out with a plea for others to follow her into the delicate pieces of "stained glass" that exist, both in the world and in our own hearts...and she follows up immediately with the reminder of who our Great Redeemer is and how He longs to use each and every piece. I really liked that she ended each chapter with highlights for things like nature, art, books, and music...almost like she is longing for us to go on a sight-seeing adventure from right where we stand.

For any woman whose life has dealt her a hand that has seemed to blow her heart to bits...Patsy works to show you the beauty that comes from re-gathering the tiny shards as you allow the Lord to place them.  We often can't see the beauty that comes from the pain, but from His perspective...what we see as destruction and waste, He sees as colored beauty needed to complete the picture.

Cover Information:
Much like stained glass, life's broken pieces become the prism through which God's grace shines most brightly and beautifully.
"Life is no doubt full of difficulties, but it is also filled with promise and possibility," says best-selling author and WOF speaker Patsy Clairmont. In Stained Glass Hearts Clairmont guides readers to view the difficult experiences of life through the lens of God's grace. Using art as a theme, and likening people to stained glass windows, she shares that it's when we're surrounded by darkness that His healing light shines most brightly within us. Encouraging women to step back and see life from this new perspective, Patsy offers help and hope for the dark places of life.
Along with character studies of women in Scripture, and modern-day, relatable stories, each chapter includes:
Chalice—memorable quotes
Mosaic—recommended music
Spires—scriptures and readings
Litany—sample prayers
Am still working to process how all that she has to say can be used in my life (or by me in the lives around me), but I never have anything negative to say about this amazing woman named Patsy. :)

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**Thomas Nelson provided me this book for review purposes & is allowing me to keep this title once finished. I get no other compensation...other than the chance to fill my heart and soul with an excellent read :) **

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