My Beautiful Broken Shell: Words of Hope to Refresh the Soul

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  • ISBN-13: 9781881830931
  • Publisher: Garborg's, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 4.66 (w) x 7.07 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2001

    Beautiful broken shells, Beautiful broken lives

    'This is a brief, but moving story of a woman who combs the shore for shells. She originally discards the broken shells in search of perfect ones. Then she comes to realize how we are much like the broken shells, imperfect, but more lovely and hardy because of all we have endured. This is an inspirational book, and I have begun collecting my own broken scallop shells. I place a gold cord through the shell, and place it in the book as a bookmark to give as a gift. I highly recommend this book as an inspiration to anyone who has suffered a loss of any kind, or who is going through a difficult time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I received a copy of this book when we lost our son......It was a beautiful source of remembrance.....Now when I have occasion to want to send someone else a source of inspiration.....I send a copy of this wonderful book. It was easy to locate thru Barnes and Noble...... Thank you Barnes and Noble.......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    While walking on the beach, in Myrtle Beach SC, collecting shell

    While walking on the beach, in Myrtle Beach SC, collecting shells with my grandchilden, my grandson picked up a shell & threw it back. I asked him what was wrong with that one & he said it was broken. I told him just because something is broken doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. Next day I found this book in a gift shop there & bought it to teach him that lesson. Once I read it - I went back & bought 6 copies to share. One for each of my grandchildren to put away for them when they have difficulties in their lives; one for a specific friend who has been struggling; one to loan to friends during tough times - which I've asked each to leave a little note about their thoughts and of course one for myself which I could read every day as a reminder - that I'm not in this life alone! The Lord is always by my side! Very moving & comforting words...highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2011

    Highly recommended

    I was drawn to this book while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. Words cannot express how this book washes over the soul like waves of comfort. I have just picked it up again while cleaning my shelves and again it has comforted me after the recent death of our daughter. This is a book to read, re-read, and share with others.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    wonderful, it made a sad day bearable

    my daughter & granddaughter gave this to me on my 65th birhday. i have struggled with health issues, both mental & physical. the book & the beautiiful illistations touched me, got me up & to this place in a long, dark day. thank you. i am going to get Footprints next. read & let the words just fill your mind & boody.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2010

    Makes a great gift!

    I received this book as a gift after my mother passed away. I love it!! It sits out in my living room and just looking at the cover reminds me of all the wonderful words of inspiration on each page. The fact that we live by the beach only made it more meaningful. This book is a great gift to someone who has lost a loved one or who is struggling in some other way.

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  • Posted March 11, 2009

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    THIS LITTLE BOOK IS A TREASURE EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE. If you or somone you love is ill, this book helps you and gives you a new way to look at things.

    I am elderly woman with many health issues. I recently went into a little Gift/Market store, wandering around just looking, all of a sudden this little book almost jumped into my hands, My Beautiful Broken Shell, that was me! When I opened it, I knew by the first page this was my book. Then I realized I had some friends who were ill or caring for a loved one that was very sick. I purchased the 2 books they had, then ordered four more.
    I mailed off the five books and sat down to read mine. Every page made sense to me and the little prayer that answers that page, made me smile and gave me hope. I and my friends are Broken Shells, but no longer feeling Hope Less, each time I read that book and look at the beautiful pictures Hope and Peace of mind are mine again. Life is not so bad after all.

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