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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. 

2014

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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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