Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont

While her familiar, folksy style is evident in this little book, Clairmont acknowledges that in this offering she is “revealing the solemn side of a heart etched in by loss”. Using a stained glass perspective, Clairmont acknowledges that all people have glass hearts, easily shattered, but with the potential to be restored to beauty through Jesus’ love and grace.

Especially lovely is The Art Gallery section at the end of each chapter. Here, Clairmont suggests poetry, music, or artwork that might inspire the reader to further explore the chapter topic. For example, in the chapter titled Reflections on Our Heart Condition, she suggests the reader Google the Norman Rockwell painting, Girl at Mirror, or possibly read the book Windows of the Soul by Ken Gire. I came away from Stained Glass Hearts with a long list of things to explore.

Stained Glass Hearts is a sweet book. It gently probes the hurts and heartaches that can cause a heart to shatter and, like a friend giving a hug, offers warm comfort. I recommend this book to anyone who is longing for restorative beauty in her life.

*** I was provided this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion through the BookSneeze  blogger review program.


A Gift for You

I am thankful for all of the wonderful people who read my blog and would love to gift one of you with this book. Simply leave a comment on this post, perhaps sharing the name of one of your favourite books. (Go ahead, even if you have never commented before!) I’ll draw for a winner on Sunday, September 18th.