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A Beautiful Disaster

Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness

by Marlena Graves

“God’s ultimate desire,” according to Graves, “is to use our pain and suffering, our angst and desperation, what the ancients and I call desert experiences, to form us into Christ’s image, to steel our relationship with him.” A moving account of growing up poor in a house that grappled with mental illness. 



To move through brokenness, we need to be both gently reflective and boldly courageous. Marlena Graves combines this unusual blend of necessary pursuits so that we don’t simply ‘get through it,’ but move into a transformed life of flourishing daily in the kingdom of God.
Jan Johnson, author of Invitation to the Jesus Life

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