We are fragile and we know it. Sometimes, living with Christ in a messed-up world feels less like victory and more like walking uphill. Ann Voskamp, the New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts, sits at the edge of her life and her own unspoken brokenness and asks: What if you really want to live abundantly before it's too late? What do you do if you really want to know abundant wholeness?
This one's for the lovers and the sufferers. This one's for the busted ones who are ready to bust free, the ones ready to break molds, break chains, break measuring sticks, and break all this bad brokenness with an unlikely good brokenness. You could be one of the Beloved who is broken—and still lets yourself be loved.
Ann desperately wants you to know:
- God is attracted to the broken, the sin-sick, and those in need
- The very things people are most ashamed of are the exact broken things that draw God to his people
- You can live in the face of your unspoken pain
- You can discover and trust this broken way—the way to not be afraid of broken things
The Broken Way is simple in presentation, written in Ann’s unique style—a new way for desperate Christians in need of a fresh revelation of the grace of God.
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About the Author
Named by Christianity Today as one of fifty women most shaping culture and the church today, Ann knows unspoken broken, big country skies, and an intimacy with God that touches tender places. Cofounder of ShowUpNow.com, Ann is a passionate advocate for the marginalized and oppressed around the globe, partnering with Mercy House Global, Compassion International, and artisans around the world through her fair trade community, Grace Crafted Home. She and her husband took a leap of faith to restore a 125-year-old stone church into The Village Table—a place where everyone has a seat and belongs. Join the journey at www.annvoskamp.com or instagram/annvoskamp.
Table of Contents
1 What to Do with Your One Broken Heart 11
2 Re-Membering Your Broken Pieces 27
3 When You Want to Exchange Your Brokenness 39
4 How to Break Time in Two 53
5 Becoming the Gift the World Needs-and You Need 65
6 What's Even Better than a Bucket List 81
7 Love Is a Roof for All Our Brokenness 99
8 Why Love Is Worth Breaking Your Heart 113
9 The Miracle in Your Pocket That Breaks Stress 123
10 How to Passionately Love When Your Heart's Breaking 131
11 Breaking into Being Real 141
12 Breaking Your Brokenness 155
13 The Inconvenient Truth No One Tells You 163
14 Breaking the Lies in Your Head 179
15 How to be an Esther and Break a Thousand Gates 195
16 When It Comes to Wooing God and Healing Wounds 211
17 How to Find the Heroes in a Suffering World 223
18 Why You Don't Have to Be Afraid to Be Broken 243
Bible Translations Cited 276