In Patsy Clairmont’s book “Stained Glass Hearts” Seeing Life from a Broken Perspective, she asks the question,”What if God has a plan for this brokenness? What if He wants to use these jagged, disjointed fragments of our lives to turn them into a colorful story?” Her authenticity and realness shine through as she describes brokenness through the window of her own life experience and how God’s redemptive love put the pieces back together much like a stained glass window.
If you have read anything else from Patsy or heard her speak, the book contains her well-known charm and wit, but as she draws upon her own life’s circumstances it allows her to take you to the deep hurt places of her heart and examine your own. She points the reader to God’s word for truth and healing. Knowing that our creative God uses all different places of beauty for us to see our Creator, she provides the reader with additional study through suggested music listening, art, meaningful quotes, scripture reading and sample prayers.
This book is best read a chapter at a time and not all in one swallow in order to process, reflect on the additional study suggestions and really take in what she suggests. It is best for those going through hardship and brokenness, but one to have on the shelf for when the storms do hit.
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