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Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh & Cindy Martinusen Coloma August 12, 2012
Song of the Brokenhearted follows the story of Ava. She has created a ministry to help the brokenhearted. Life is going well, until her world starts to fall apart. Between her daughter, her husband and her past, she has to find a way to move beyond herself and toward Christ. She learns that often God‘s plans are much different from our plans.
This book made me laugh, cry and everything in between. It is well written, and the story line is easy to follow. I really enjoyed reading about Ava and her challenges. I found myself relating to her and how she was trying to deal with her present difficulties and her history. The story itself is so common to everyone that I believe anyone reading this book would be able to relate to her struggles.
I highly recommend this book to anyone. The lessons that come through in this book are worth ever moment it takes to read it. Sheila and Cindy have put together a truly heart-stirring story, and wove it in such a way that anyone can follow. I like that there are Reading Group questions in the back, as they help to cement the lessons from the book into my mind. Overall this is a great read.
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Review by Karen
Ava has a loving family, a beautiful house, and a solid faith. Suddenly, her ideal life will be completely broken . . . in the best of ways.
Ava’s life is full of great things. Her daughter is getting married to just the right guy, her husband’s company has kept them financially successful for years, her son is thriving as a high-school football player, and the ministry she started is keeping her busy as she reaches out to those with “broken hearts.”
Then it all falls apart. Ava’s safe world becomes unanchored, and she is forced to face the childhood she’s run away from her entire life. Just as she’s trying to sift through the pieces, the doorbell rings and Ava is confronted with the surprise of her life.
Ava must set out on a journey that takes her back home. Along the way, she encounters God in new and unexpected ways. She sees she's been hiding her brokenness behind good deeds and the comforts of a safe life. Learning what it means to lose it all is just the start of Ava’s journey—as is the new song God is writing on her heart.
|Publication Date||August 21, 2012|