Parting the Waters: Finding Beauty in Brokenness

Parting the Waters: Finding Beauty in Brokenness

by Jeanne Damoff

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When a tragic drowning accident leaves fifteen-year-old Jacob in a coma, the faith of his family and community is shaken to its foundation. Medical experts used phrases like "persistent vegetative state" and said, "Jacob will never wake up."

Without sugar-coating the realities of pain and suffering, Parting the Waters presents the heart-warming, true story of what can happen when a community rallies around one wounded family. Each dramatic milestone in Jacob's recovery creates a new ripple, touching and changing many lives forever. Told from a mother's perspective, Parting the Waters is a poignant tale of unexpected beauty found in brokenness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617928680
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Series: Parting the Waters Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 213
Sales rank: 897,515
File size: 585 KB

About the Author

Jeanne Damoff is co-author of You and Me, Sister (Howard, 2004) and has also published essays, newspaper articles, and inspirational readings. For more than twenty years she has enjoyed public speaking at churches, women's ministries, and teens' and parents' groups. She contributes to two group author blogs, accessible through her website: As a worship leader, Mentor Mom for MOPS, and active member of her church and community, Jeanne is known for her laughter and love for life and people.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

Author's Note xvii

Prologue xix

1 A Pebble Falls 1

2 First Ripples 9

3 Breakers 15

4 Deep Waters 23

5 Stormy Winds 33

6 Distant Sides of the Pond 39

7 Waves 45

8 Balancing in Rough Waters 53

9 Going with the Flow 61

10 Undercurrents 71

11 The Changing Tides 81

12 A Song on the Waters 93

13 Slow, Steady Ripples 103

14 Every Ripple Matters 109

15 Wading Through New Waters 119

16 Ripples Reveal Heroes 129

17 Crests and Valleys 139

18 Walking on Stormy Seas 147

19 A Pebble Found 157

Epilogue: Never-ending Ripples 165

Appendix A In Their Own Words 169

Appendix B Q & A: God's Purposes in Suffering 201

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