Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont is a preciously creative book that speaks strongly to those who have been broken by life. Patsy knowingly writes from the standpoint of understanding, having coped with agoraphobia and depression for years prior to her victories of the battle through the power of the Lord.   She reiterates the light of Christ’s redeeming power through multiple comparative messages of stained glass.  Only God has the authority to take our broken lives, fragmented and distorted, and fashion a gorgeous piece of artwork, glorious for the eyes to behold.

Some of my favorite quotes:

  • We each contribute to others by sharing our successes and most certainly our failures.
  • I find balance to be a delicate position to attain, one that is easily jarred and tipped.
  • God refuses to be defined by our upbringing, churches, doctrines, opinions, or even well-written books.
  • Wherever redemption is, the light of revelation abounds.
  • Change is not for satisfied sissies.

I loved this book and was truly surprised at the depth of such an easy, enjoyable read. The skill of weaving a word tapestry is clearing a craft mastered by Patsy Clairmont.  The Art Gallery section at the end of each chapter is thought-provoking and research-driven.  This book is not retiring to my shelf, but is being held captive close to my computer, to assist me in snatching a few pieces of hope and love as I have the opportunity.

Two thumbs up!! Hope you’ll take my word for it.

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