Sep 5, 2011

Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont


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

"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.

Along with character studies of women in Scripture, and modern-day, relatable stories, each chapter includes:

  • Chalice—memorable quotes
  • Mosaic—recommended music
  • Spires—scriptures and readings
  • Litany—sample prayers 
Visit the author's website at http://www.patsyclairmont.com or her blog at http://patsyclairmontblog.com/

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 9, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0849948268

Patsy Clairmont is a delightfully entertaining speaker and author, and she knows how to make people laugh. I had the privilege of attending a Woman of Faith conference several years ago, and Patsy was one of the speakers. I have been a fan of hers ever since.

In Stained Glass Hearts, we see a more serious side of Patsy. Her life has not always been easy and filled with laughter. She is transparent and honest about her own life, and how she was able to make positive changes with God's help.

There are a variety of topics in this book - including song, prayer, poetry, books, nature and so much more. Each chapter is interesting in itself, but also ends with suggested projects/research to make it an even more personal journey. Patsy recommends things like listening to Mandisa's song titled Broken Hallelujah, or looking at Norman Rockwell's artwork titled Girl at Mirror. She also recommends some of her favourite books, several of which I have now added to my personal wishlist.

Overall, this book is a beautiful journey to find wholeness and beauty in the broken and shattered pieces of each of our lives. I can't recommend this one highly enough, it is fabulous!!

Disclosure: Book received through Book Sneeze, in exchange for my honest review.

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