The Beauty of Broken
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About the Book

InThe Beauty of Broken, Elisa Morgan, one of today’s most respected female Christian leaders, shares for the first time her very personal story of brokenness—from her family of origin to her family of creation, represented by her husband and two grown children. Over the years, Elisa’s family struggled privately with issues many parents must face, including:

  • alcoholism and drug addiction
  • infertility and adoption
  • teen pregnancy and abortion
  • divorce, homosexuality, and death

Each story layers onto the next to reveal the brokenness that comes into our lives without invitation. “We’ve bought into the myth of the perfect family,” says Elisa. “Formulaic promises about the family may have originated in well-meaning intentions, but such thinking isn’t realistic. It’s not helpful. It’s not even kind.”

Instead she offers hope in the form of “broken family values” that allow parents to grow and thrive with God. Values such as commitment, humility, relinquishment, and respect carry us to new places of understanding. Owning our brokenness shapes us into God’s best idea for us and enables us to discover the beauty in ourselves and each member of our families.

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What People are Saying

  • The Beauty of Broken defies categories and breaks new ground as a raw account of a family that has been through everything—and in the process learned just how amazing grace is.”

    Philip Yancey - Best-selling Author, What's So Amazing About Grace?

  • “Elisa Morgan is a storyteller in the true sense of the word. She has a way of taking big ideas, breaking them down, and turning them into helpful, tangible tools.”

    Sandi Patty - Grammy and Dove Award-winning singer

  • “A brave and beautiful story that takes on the status quo expectations of those in the ‘public eye.’ Elisa’s honesty will draw you in, challenge you, move you, convict you, and ultimately leave you feeling known and loved.”

    Shayne Moore - Author, Global Soccer Mom and Refuse to Do Nothing

  • “At turns painful, joyful, and always powerful, Elisa’s story offers hope to all of us who know how broken we are and wonder where we fit in God’s plan.”

    Liz Curtis Higgs - Best-selling author, Bad Girls of the Bible

About the Author

Elisa Morgan was named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty women influencing today’s church and culture and is one of today’s most sought-after authors, speakers, and leaders. She has authored over fifteen books on mothering, spiritual formation, and evangelism, including She Did What She Could: Five Words of Jesus That Will Change Your Life and the NIV Mom’s Devotional Bible. Her latest release, in September 2013, is entitled The Beauty of Broken: My Story, and Likely Yours Too.

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