In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart by Ruth Graham
Hope for the Hurting

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Ruth Graham--third daughter of Billy Graham--has discovered through bitter personal experience that God does his great work in the ruins of our lives. As Ruth’s life descended through divorce, depression, and shame; as she bore heartrending parental struggles; and as she faltered trying to make wise choices in the wake of bad ones, she discovered the unending embrace of a faithful, forgiving, and grace-filled God.

This book surpasses the testimony of her fascinating story as she brings sharp new insight from the Word of God for all who fear their actions may be beyond forgiveness or their broken circumstances may keep them from being used by God ever again.

Through the words of Jeremiah--the weeping prophet--Ruth reveals the God who makes wasted places come to life. The reader grasps the parable of the Prodigal Son as never before as Ruth discloses her own journey through that parable, first as the indignant older brother struggling to understand God’s grace toward her husband’s infidelity, then as the prodigal when her own actions bring deep shame and painful circumstances, and even in her role as the father, running to embrace her own children in the midst of bulimia, drug abuse, and unwed pregnancy.

Finally, Ruth includes practical steps in every chapter anyone can take to offer care, support, and hope to the broken people they encounter in their lives and in the pews beside them every Sunday.

The broken and those who love them will run with Ruth to the arms of the God they can trust, the Father God who embraces, sustains, and redeems. Foreword by Billy Graham.

About Ruth Graham

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Ruth Graham has written six books including bestselling, In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart (Zondervan 2004) and award-winning, Step into the Bible (Zonderkidz 2007). Ruth is an experienced conference speaker and Bible teacher known for her honesty and authenticity. As founder and President of Ruth Graham and Friends, Ruth seeks to minister God's grace and comfort to those who are hurting and feel alone as well as to equip those who desire to help those who are hurting. Ruth is the third child of Ruth and Billy Graham. She worked in publishing for 13 years as an acquisitions editor and for five years as donor relations coordinator for Samaritan's Purse. She spent one year as Major Gifts Officer at Mary Baldwin College where in 2000 she graduated cum laude and received the Outstanding Adult Student award. She has an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Eastern University. Ruth has three grown children and six grandchildren. She and her husband, Greg, and his three sons live n?
Published May 18, 2009 by Zondervan. 224 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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By turns memoir, Bible study and self-help book, Graham's platform as the daughter of beloved evangelist Billy Graham gives her the credentials to spin this competent tale of brokenness.

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