Life is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Some of those twists turn into huge life-changing events which are outside of your control. How do you handle it and move forward? And not only survive but thrive in the process?
In RAGGED HOPE, Cynthia Ruchti looks tells the stories of people who have been through significant life events. Each chapter contains a kernel of truth and insight about how they moved ahead and as the subtitle of this book says, "surviving the fallout of other people's choices."
I loved what Ruchti writes in the final pages of her book which shows the purpose, "But this isn't a how-to book. It isn't a how-come book. It's a celebration of the human spirit, the courageous resolve of those determined to survive despite the fallout of other people's choices, and the exquisite redemptive power of the God who can wring beauty from ashes." (Page 196-197)
I highly recommend RAGGED HOPE. Individuals will need it. Counselors and pastors can give this resources to others. Friends and relatives can give this book confident of the hope each page contains.
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W. Terry Whalin (terrywhalin)
I am an Acquisitions Editor at Morgan James Publishing. I have written more than 60 books for traditional publishers and for more than 50 magazines. My blog on The Writing Life has more than 1,100 searchable … more
Cynthia Ruchti is the author of the critically acclaimedWhere the Morning Glory BloomsandThey Almost Always Come Home. She also writes and produces the daily 15-minute radio broadcast, The Heartbeat of the Home, and is editor of the broadcast'sBackyard Friends magazine. She served a two-year term as president of American Christian Fiction Writers and currently serves as ACFW's Professional Relations Liaison. In addition to writing novels, devotionals, and magazine articles, she speaks for women's events and writers' conferences. Cynthia and her plot-tweaking husband live in Pittsville, Wisconsin, where she creates stories of Hope-that-glows-in-the-dark. Find Cynthia on the web at CynthiaRuchti.com.