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Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Beauty of Broken

They say not to judge a book by it's cover but I sort of did. This beautiful cover is what made me choose this book. I'm happy I did.

Elisa Morgan is the former CEO of MOPS International. She finally decided to tell her story, or frankly, to tell the truth.

We women do a disservice to each other. Most of us do not tell each other just how hard parenting is, how difficult marriage turned out to be, how exhausting our day to day life can be. We sugar coat everything - and then look at all the other perfect woman around us and feel like a failure. All because they aren't honest about their life either. It's hard. No one is perfect. Every family is broken in their own way.

Elisa decided to tell the story of her broken family, and in the process, shows the truth of most families. Alcoholism and drug addiction, infertility and adoption, teen pregnancy, divorce, homosexuality, and death. Most of us have to deal with one or more of these issues in our own families.

The fact is, we can see the beauty of broken.

This book kept me company on a dreary day and I was so interested in it that I completed it the same afternoon that I started it. I think all women, whether Christian or not, can take from it that all we can do is do our best and just go with the flow of our family.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest review.

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