About the Book
Book: Broken to Beautiful
Author: Jeannine Bennett
Genre: Christian Nonfiction
Release date: July 29, 2019
What do you do when life is unfair, all hope is lost and God seems absent?
Life does not always turn out the way we hope. It is often unfair, filled with hurt and rocked by disappointment. Even as Christians we find ourselves wondering if God is really there.
Jeannine Bennett is no exception; she understands all too well the struggles of life that hit so hard they take your breath away and leave you broken. But she’s also discovered that our greatest trials in life are always used by God for good, nothing we experience is ever wasted. In Broken to Beautiful, Jeannine invites us into her journey of how God captured her heart. With vulnerability, tenacity and humor, she helps us to recognize that brokenness is not the end of our story. God has a plan for each of us and it is beautiful. No matter how great your struggle, your loss, or your disappointment, God is still in control and his promises are real. She helps us understand that it’s not just our story its God’s story too.
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About the Author
Jeannine Bennett is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is also the founder and CEO of Vision to Purpose, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business for Liberty University Online, and an executive coach for The Honor Foundation.
To those who know Jeannine, she is simply a woman who loves Jesus, is devoted to her family, and struggles with life’s challenges like the rest of us. She is not immune to bad hair days, shrinking clothes (weight gain), or sleepless nights. She loves learning and sharing the knowledge acquired to help others learn too. Her favorite ice cream is a toss-up between butter pecan and mint chocolate chip. And, although she has lived in Virginia for more than 30 years, she still calls a water fountain a bubbler. A term she grew up saying in her hometown of Racine, Wisconsin.
In Broken to Beautiful, Jeannine Bennett talks about her and her family’s life story. It is shocking and emotional, but Bennett tells how God used her story for His glory.
Bennett will start out each chapter with a particular moment from her past and connect it to a lesson about God and about ourselves. She uses questions to help her readers reflect on their own lives and their own faith.
This book would be good to use for either individual or group study. I do have to say, though, that I did not personally like some of the questions that Bennett asked and felt there may have been better ways to have her reader go deeper. However, that is only a minor thing and did not take away from my experience reading the book or reflecting on the story.
I would recommend this book if you are someone who wants to connect more with God. Bennett has a good message that I believe any Christian should hear.
I had received a copy of this book as part of the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team and was required to give an honest review.
More from Jeannine
”To Be a Light for Others”
People often ask why I chose to share such personal details of my life. Truth be told, to be a light for others. For years I wanted to write a book. It took me a long time to grow the courage necessary to begin the journey. Since I was sharing my testimony, I had to be okay with being vulnerable. I needed to be strong enough to reveal those intimate life details with others. The process became easier once I realized my story was God’s story, too!
Everyone goes through struggles in life, but those trials do not have to leave us broken. We can find hope, peace, and restoration with God, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Nothing we experience is ever wasted. God uses everything.
In Broken to Beautiful, you will find a series of events that read like a tragedy, comedy, drama, and horror show. It is full of hurt, deceit, grief, heartache, and devastation. However, thanks to God, it is also full of great joy, many blessings, countless rewards, lots of love, and a whole bunch of never-ending hope.
It is my sincerest desire that this book serves as a blessing to those who read it.
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