Don’t you just love when you pick up a book and can’t put it down? Or when you can literally hear the author’s voice as you read along? It really doesn’t happen that often for me, but it sure did when I read Stained Glass Hearts, by Pasty Clairmont.Patsy was the key note speaker at Women of Faith when I attended in October. I absolutely loved listening to her talk! She has a wit about her that I can really relate to, and I want to be just like her when I grow up . She’s been through some stuff- haven’t we all?- and she is using it to glorify God and bring others closer to Him.
From the first page of this book I was hooked. It is hilariously funny, brutally honest, heart-wrenchingly raw, and just what the doctor ordered. She moves through different pieces of life, and relates to them each as broken pieces, that when put together, become a beautiful patchwork of stained glass. She encourages us to take the brokenness of our lives and see the beauty in it that God sees. She reminisces about her own brokenness and how it consumed her at one time.
Not a chapter went by that I couldn’t relate to. Each one brought a new piece of my own broken life to the light so that I could inspect it, and shape in a new way.
At the end of each chapter she has the “Art Gallery” where she gives you other places to look to deepen the message of that particular chapter. These stretched me to find new appreciation for things I hadn’t taken the time to look at before.
I can not recommend this book enough. It is a must have for every woman if you ask me. I rarely rarely read a book more than once, but this will be one I will do so with. I only got the E-book, so now I feel the need to buy the hard cover too, to lay by my bedside for when I need a minute to regroup.
Take a look around her website- I think you’ll fall in love with her as I did
I hope you’ll consider this for your reading in 2012.
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