The title of this book sums it up pretty well. “God Loves Broken People (and those who pretend they’re not)”. This message is clear throughout. The reader is given several examples of what it means to be broken, and then scripture that shows us that God is still there during those times. This is not a self-help book explaining how to remove the hardships from our life, but rather a book meant to explain why hard times are okay and actually scriptural.
This book reads almost like a personal journal with a little more organization to it. You can tell the topic of grace within suffering is a personal matter for Mrs. Walsh. While there were some points I didn’t completely agree with, I was inspired by the words and the thought behind them. I found the amount of scripture in this book refreshing, as too often Christian writers don’t use enough. The personal stories from Mrs. Walsh of pain and heartbreak remind us that we all suffer in different ways. She reminds us that we are always loved, which is a point sometimes hard to remember. This book is not for someone who wants an easy fix to what they have suffered, but if you are looking for Biblical truth in your suffering you will find that here as long as you are willing to accept suffering as a part of life. I would definitely recommend this book to others. There is an odd comfort in her reminder that pain can bring us closer to God’s love.
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