This book caught my eye because a couple of years ago I wrote a blog about my own stained glass heart. Being familiar with Patsy Clairmont, I expected an enjoyable read and was interested to hear her perspective on the brokenness that inevitably happens to us.
I enjoyed Stained Glass Hearts like a conversation with a friend over coffee. Clairmont’s style is very relaxed, chatty and personable. I love the Gallery section in the book, which is her offerings of poetry, music, art, Scriptures, etc. that have touched her heart. As a creative type, I love the hodgepodge collection of finds that Clairmont shares with her readers.
However, the book seemed a bit disjointed to me. It started out strong and seemed to lose steam somewhere in the middle. I love that she shares the many ways God has used to help piece her broken heart together, but sometimes it almost seemed a little ADD.
Some may say that Clairmont seems too joyful, but I see it as a testimony of what God has done in her life. She is opening up her own stained glass heart in these pages and sharing the many ways that God has used to bring her to the place she is now.
For someone on the path of healing this could be a good book to help them put one foot in front of the other again and begin to see that even brokenness has purpose and beauty.
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