Broken into Beautiful: How God Restores the Wounded Heart

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God delights in transforming lives. In Broken Into Beautiful, singer and songwriter Gwen Smith's first book, she tells the real-life stories of women with shattered dreams, shameful secrets, and damaged souls, and the God who makes them beautiful again. Each chapter features a compelling personal story coupled with relevant biblical teaching and application. Readers will meet women wounded by infidelity, abortion, widowhood, abuse, and other tragic events, only to discover the ...

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Overview

God delights in transforming lives. In Broken Into Beautiful, singer and songwriter Gwen Smith's first book, she tells the real-life stories of women with shattered dreams, shameful secrets, and damaged souls, and the God who makes them beautiful again. Each chapter features a compelling personal story coupled with relevant biblical teaching and application. Readers will meet women wounded by infidelity, abortion, widowhood, abuse, and other tragic events, only to discover the joy of being restored by a loving heavenly Father.

The book will remind women of all ages of God's willingness to eternally forgive and forget and of His heart to transform broken lives. Readers will be empowered to believe truth, to remember grace, and to live for God's greater purposes. Broken into Beautiful is ultimately about a beautiful Savior who became broken for us so that all who are broken can be transformed to reflect His beauty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736923170
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 254,228
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gwen Smith is a worship leader, recording artist, songwriter, and speaker for national women's conferences and events. She challenges audiences all over the country to trade their brokenness for His beauty. Gwen is the cofounder of Girlfriends in God, a nondenominational conference ministry, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Sharing from the Heart

    I am not much of a reader; however, when a good book is sitting in my hands, a highlighter is usually nearby. Totally the case for Gwen Smith's book, "Broken into Beautiful." Gwen shares from her heart and you feel that you get to know her as a friend. A friend that is being used by God to encourage you through scripture and life experiences.Gwen uses personal life lessons and struggles, Biblical examples and a ton of scripture to convey the love, the mercy, the forgiveness, the strength and so much more that God has for me and for each one of us.My life story isn't the same as Gwen's and I'm sure your story isn't either, but we all have struggles and times we are broken. I was encouraged in a way that was not a list of "you need to do this or that" to be restored followed by failing to accomplish that "list." It was simply by opening myself to God, trusting Him, knowing Him more and His love for me. Gwen's book is definitely one to read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Very Inspiring!

    I bought this book as a gift for a friend, but read it myself before giving it. It definitely relates to all women regardless of your past. It deals with issues we all face as well as some only a few of us face. But it's very touching and inspirational. My friend loved it too!

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  • Posted February 28, 2009

    Cativating Read...

    Gwen Smith's transparency and honesty in this book is a breath of fresh air. In a world where many women walk hiding behind their "fake" smile it was great to read a story from someone willing to take off the mask. It is an inviting testimony of God's healing in her life. Broken Into Beautiful is a wonderful narrative of what can happen when we allow God to heal our broken places.

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  • Posted November 12, 2008

    A True Picture of God's Grace

    Gwen Smith¿s sincerity in sharing her story is a true picture of how God¿s grace transforms brokenness into the beauty of a life restored. It¿s the kind of book that will heal your hurts and change your life. With each turn of the page, Gwen¿in her girlfriend style¿will inspire you to move past your failings and fears toward a life free from guilt and shame. The awesome reality you¿ll gain from this book is¿ if God can do it for Gwen, He can do it for me, too.

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  • Posted October 20, 2008

    Must Read...

    How God Restores the Wounded Heart<BR/>Gwen Smith<BR/>Harvest House Publishers, 2008<BR/>ISBN: 9780736923170<BR/>Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 10/08<BR/>5 stars<BR/>Must Read...<BR/>Do you have something in your past that you are not proud of? Do you feel unworthy? Broken into Beautiful by Gwen Smith speaks to the heart of women that have something in their past they wish had never happened. Smith shares her story along with others. She reminds us that our God is a God of grace and forgiveness. The stories are heartwarming and inspiring.

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