Monday, October 24, 2011

"Stained Glass Hearts" Book Review

"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. Much like stained glass, life's broken pieces become the prism through which God's grace shines most brightly and beautifully.

My Review...
I really liked Patsy Clairmont's book Stained Glass Hearts. She uses stories, analogies and word pictures to make profound and indelible points.  She also draws on an eclectic collection of quotes, poems and works of art that I found inspiring (probably because I collect the same things) and interesting. She writes like I preach-by using every day circumstances to communicate and illustrate life principles in colorful and delightful ways. At one point, in my own journey of pain, I used a similar  illustration of stained glass only my object of focus was a of kaleidoscope, but the lessons I believe God taught me very much corresponded with Patsy's. 

I was especially fond of her description of the importance of books in her life, how she enjoys them, uses them and relates to them.  This book is a resource I will draw on again and again.
I think another appealing aspect of this book was the fact that I believe far too many believing women live lives of woundedness for which they never find any true healing. I hope that, for many, Stained Glass Hearts, will open the way for His daughters to find healing for the spiritual and emotional pain that cripples them.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://booksneeze®.com/> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

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