The Mended Heart: God’s Healing for Your Broken Places by Suzanne Eller is a new release that provides an honest look at the process of learning to trust God and others when you’ve been hurt.
Suzie is one of my top-five favorite authors. She writes with a fresh voice and is not afraid to explore the dark corners of our hearts with the intent of offering fresh ways to accept and gain breakthrough with Christ’s light and love. The book is brilliant.
As I read the book, I’m finding that I still have unforgiveness that I need to give over to Him. As I read the precepts, I’m sorting things out with Jesus. I’ve been extending the prayers in these pages to God and waking up with a healthier mindset and heart.
Suzie is currently interacting with readers via an interactive Bible Study on her blog. I’m enjoying applying the principles of the book’s and exploring new-found reliance on God’s character in the process.
- What You Don’t Have to Do
- When People Hurt Your Heart
- When the Church Hurts Your Heart
- When You Lose a Piece of Your Heart
- When Sin Hurts Your Heart
- When a Thief Steals Your Heart
- As the Heart Thinks
- Moving Toward Joy
- Living in Him
The book describes how to surrender to God your thoughts, hurts, secrets, pain, anger, things you hate and the things you love that aren’t good for you. Each chapter has an inspiring quote, Suzie Eller’s story, a teaching, and section called “the Jesus Factor.” The book is replete with Scripture, questions for journaling/discussion, Biblical principles, Spirit-inspired prayers, and challenges.
Suzie says, “renewal in your thinking leads you to a place of maturity where you consider how your thoughts influence you. It’s a deliberate approach that allows you to give conflict and broken people and hurtful words their rightful place. You stop expending great amounts of energy and your heart on things you cannot change, so that you can put that same energy into the things that you can.”
For a chance to win a free copy of The Mended Heart, respond to this question with a comment below by midnight May 3, 2014:
When you need healing for your heart, what truth about our Heavenly Father, our Savior, or the Holy Spirit moves you forward?
Suzanne Eller is a Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker. She has ministered throughout Europe, Central America and the Caribbean, as well as the U.S., in addition to writing numerous articles and contributing to more than 30 books. She is the author of The Unburdened Heart and The Mom I Want to Be and has been featured on Focus on the Family, Aspiring Women and many other programs.