Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Book Review - Ragged Hope


What do you do when your life is affected by someone else's choices? Where is God when you are doing everything right yet, because of someone else, everything is wrong? This insightful and hope-giving guide will comfort, support, and encourage you through whatever situation you must face. 

Cynthia Ruchti, who has walked this road herself and has spoken to hundreds of people through her radio show, assures readers that God is ever present and offers unwavering love. There is hope, grace, and a future in every situation-even (and especially) those we did not cause but now live. Vetted by professional counselors and caregivers, this is the one guide you need to thrive no matter what you are facing.
Cynthia Ruchti has more than three decades of radio broadcast experience with "Heartbeat of the Home" radio and currently serves as Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers.

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Have you, like me, thought you were the only one in the world who lived a life that's not the way you planned but you're living it because of other people's choices? Then this book is for you! 

I was very encouraged by all the stories of different people living with the aftermath of choices other people made. It made me see how we're all affected by other people all the time, but it's our reaction to our situation that makes the difference and this is what Cynthia's book does for us. She helps us to see how we can react in a peaceful way, knowing that the Lord is with us through these circumstances. 

Each chapter has a story about someone whose life was changed because someone else made a choice that affected their life, too. She tells their story and then at the end of the chapter, she has a Reflection where she asks questions we can reflect on and answer. She also shares Scriptures that apply to the situation, which is very helpful. Then she has a section after this about if you know someone who is going through the same situation and what you can do for that person or say to that person. This was extremely beneficial because we all know someone who is going through something and sometimes, we have no idea of what to say or do.

This book is full of hope and full of direction, which is especially helpful when you're living a life you wouldn't have chosen, but are anyway because of someone else. I loved that Cynthia also shared her own story at the end of the book. I always love when author's make the book personal in their sharing. This is a book that I will definitely pick up again when I need the wisdom for my own situation or a friend's situation. I highly recommend it!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

You can read more reviews of this book HERE

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Julie, your words made my heart sing. Thank you for reviewing Ragged Hope and for offering such wonderful encouragement both to me and to prospective readers.


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