Saturday, September 21, 2013
The Beauty of Broken by Elisa Morgan
This is the author’s personal account about the brokenness of her family of origin and her own family, with the point being that every person is broken, and therefore every family is broken. There is no such thing as the perfect family because people are flawed. Elisa Morgan details the actions and reactions of herself, her father, mother, sister and brother in their relationships from the time she was young through the present, as well as the details of how she met and married her husband and the challenges they have faced with their two adopted children. God and the Bible are central to the author’s perspective and help her to maintain her balance throughout her life. Elisa Morgan demonstrates how a godly perspective is foundational to growing through life’s blows. There was much in this book to identify with and be encouraged by. The author used Scripture effectively. I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks family life should yield a profitable return on investment, who thinks that if you just do things correctly, everything should turn out well. God did not promise that, and the author proves her case that from the beginning, families have not delivered on that false premise. God does, however, provide the tools to weather the storms, and this book does a good job of exploring that subject. I received this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review through the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze Program.