|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Cedar Fort 2017|
I am so thankful for this book. Tiffany did a great job in writing it and sharing things from her own life that has touched mine. In times of my life I know I have been a perfectionist in some things. But what really touched me was how we are all broken from the day we were born and how Jesus Christ provides grace for us a little at a time to help us on the journey. I have felt very broken over the last year and this has led me to being ready to read this book. Now I am taking what I have learned and making something better of my life. I love how simple and straight forward this book is which helps us to grasp what we need to in order to embrace our own brokenness. One other thing that really touched me is how we need to give our own will over to God- even when we are single and life has not gone the way we thought it would. What I want is to have an eternal companion and a family, but the time is not right now so I need to give that over to Him. Thank you over and over again Tiffany for writing this book and for being so humble in how you present it.
I enjoyed the message of this book and the honesty of the author as she laid bare her struggles. Her perseverance and faith are to be admired. However, as a former technical writer assistant, I found the many errors very distracting. To cite a few, on page 12, Mosiah 3:19, reads "things which the Lord TEETH fit" but should read "things which the Lord SEETH fit". Another on page 105, reads "And said, Verily I SAW unto you" but should read "And said, Verily I SAY unto you". These are just two examples, more can be found on pages 109, 112, 117, 133, 150. Please understand I am not criticizing the author or the content, just the proof reader/publisher.
I wish I would have had been able to read this book a long time ago! Navigating my way through my teens and twenties would have been very different if I had! Tiffany is honest and relatable as she shares her own journey--hitting rock bottom and finding her way out through Christ's grace. I haven't read many books I would consider life changing, but Embracing the Broken certainly was for me. Perfectionist or not, this book would be well worth the read for any follower of Christ. One of my favorite excerpts (there are so many!): "Accessing Christ's grace continually requires a mind, heart, and soul that knows its dependency on Christ. It requires a heart that loves Him more than men. It requires a soul that earnestly aches for more of Him. By keeping our brokenness hidden, we don't allow Christ to touch it. But when we let go of pride, when we accept our nothingness and total dependency on Him, then He can step in and repair our broken pieces. Christ's greatest work comes from the weakest things of the earth." I highly recommend this book.