We all have pieces of of us that have broken and need mending. Sometimes we feel that we will never be whole again. How do we get there? How do we mend? Cynthia Ruchti helps us get there in Tattered and Mended.
One of the things I’ve always appreciated about Ruchti is her authenticity as an author and the way that reaches out to those that are broken because she can relate. In her intro she says that she’s not writing for theologians but for the everyday person who is struggling in their faith, healing from a broken heart or just longing for healing. This is someone that I can relate to.
I like the overall theme in the book and that she relates our brokenness to things that are tangible like art that has been restored or stain glass that has been broken and fixed. Her point is that broken things can be made whole again and usually come out even more beautiful and wonderfully made than how they began. I know that when I have come to the other side of a great storm in life, I come out feeling stronger. Life’s obstacles can knock us down but we don’t have to lay down and take it.
Often times it’s easy to say these things but living them is another. This book is a great tool in the how of it all. How do you get up? How do you move on? God takes our broken pieces and puts them back together again. Tattered and Mended gave me hope, encouragement and peace.
How can the wounds that keep us from living the life we want to live be mended and healed? In Tattered and Mended, Cynthia Ruchti walks readers through a gallery of reclaimed and restored art as well as broken and restored lives of those who have gone before us. With a gentle touch and personable wisdom, Cynthia shows how even the most threadbare soul can once again find healing and hope.
Celebrate the release of Tattered and Mended with Cynthia by entering to win her Reclaimed Treasures giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of Tattered and Mended
- A vintage flatware key ring
- A handcrafted “broken china” charm bracelet
- A recycled guitar string bracelet
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 27th. The winner will be announced July 28th on Cynthia’s blog.
Plus, now through mid-July, sign up for Cynthia’s mailing list for a five-day virtual tour around Madeline Island for the chance to win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack. Each day begins with an email from Cynthia that introduces where you’ll be “visiting” that day (all key places from As Waters Gone By) with various interactive elements, including“I wish you were here” postcards, trivia quizzes, and an ongoing Island scavenger hunt. The person who interacts the most will win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack (valued at more than $200).
- The letterpress block Hope sign from DaySpring
- A set of 6 Hemmed in Hope notecards showing a hope-themed Bible verse
- A leather “I can’t unravel, I’m hemmed in hope” journal
- Signed copies of each of Cynthia’s books, fiction and non-fiction
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