September 15, 2011

Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont

Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont is an interesting look at areas of our lives and how we view them. Using this type of artwork as a way to look at situations is really a very unique way of dealing with the things that life throws at us.

Book Description
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

My Thoughts

Stained Glass Hearts has a powerful message that gives encouragement and inspiration to everyone that needs it. Clairmont does a brilliant job of weaving the stained glass theme into each situation that she goes over in the book, and compares it to relatable stories.

Even though it is a rather deep book, it is an easy read that will have you stop to think about what you’re reading. Not all books can do this, but Clairmont does a very good job with this.

Although the music and other things suggested for further listening and reading I probably won’t look into further, it is there for others to read or listen to, if they choose.

The overall message that I got from the book is to be more grateful in all things. This is something that most of us don’t do enough of, and it is through gratitude that we can all really live a life of joy.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and learning from it. I highly recommend it to everyone who enjoys reading religious books such as this, especially those of “Women of Faith.”

* Thank you to the publisher of Stained Glass Hearts, Thomas Nelson, through the BookSneeze program, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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