Ruth Graham - daughter of beloved evangelist Billy Graham - offers a guide for those who are hurting or those who love them. She illustrates through personal stories and Scripture how nothing can keep you from experiencing the fullness of God's grace. Run with Ruth to the arms of the God you can trust, the Father God who embraces, sustains, and redeems your brokenness.
Ruth Graham has discovered through bitter personal experience that God does his great work in the ruins of our lives. As Ruth's life descended through divorce, depression, and shame; as she bore heartrending parental struggles; and as she faltered trying to make wise choices in the wake of bad ones, she discovered the unending embrace of a faithful, forgiving, and grace-filled God.
This book surpasses the testimony of her fascinating story as she brings sharp new insight from the Word of God for all who fear their actions may be beyond forgiveness or their broken circumstances may keep them from being used by God ever again. Through the words of Jeremiah - the weeping prophet - Ruth reveals the God who makes wasted places come to life. You'll explore the parable of the Prodigal Son as never before as Ruth discloses her own likeness to each character:
The indignant older brother, struggling to understand God’s grace toward her husband's infidelityThe prodigal, wading through the deep shame and painful circumstances of her own actionsThe father, running to embrace her children in the midst of bulimia, drug abuse, and unplanned pregnancy
Ruth includes practical steps in every chapter anyone can take to offer care, support, and hope to the broken people they encounter in their lives and in the pews beside them every Sunday.
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I believe this book would be better to read than to have it read to you, at least by the author. She is very monotone. I was taken back by her lack of emotion reading her own writing. Now having learned that she is a speaker as well, I am surprised in the lack of variety in her voice. Having said that, what she has to say is meaningful and encouraging. Her road has been difficult but she has come out on the other side. I do not discount the ministry in her telling her story. She recites a lot of Bible verses and the Prodical Son is the Bible story she uses the most. If you like this and want another book to listen to that has great emotion (brought me to tears) it would be, Sandi Patty's, "Broken on the Back Row".