Book Giveaway: The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller

Written by on April 27, 2014

Mended Heart

The Mended Heart: God’s Healing for Your Broken Places by Suzanne Eller is a new release that provides an honest look at the process of learning to trust God and others when you’ve been hurt.

Suzie is one of my top-five favorite authors. She writes with a fresh voice and is not afraid to explore the dark corners of our hearts with the intent of offering fresh ways to accept and gain breakthrough with Christ’s light and love. The book is brilliant.

As I read the book, I’m finding that I still have unforgiveness that I need to give over to Him. As I read the precepts, I’m sorting things out with Jesus. I’ve been extending the prayers in these pages to God and waking up with a healthier mindset and heart.

Suzie is currently interacting with readers via an interactive Bible Study on her blog.  I’m enjoying applying the principles of the book’s and exploring new-found reliance on God’s character in the process.

Chapters:

  • What You Don’t Have to Do
  • When People Hurt Your Heart
  • When the Church Hurts Your Heart
  • When You Lose a Piece of Your Heart
  • When Sin Hurts Your Heart
  • When a Thief Steals Your Heart
  • Momentum
  • As the Heart Thinks
  • Moving Toward Joy
  • Living in Him

The book describes how to surrender to God your thoughts, hurts, secrets, pain, anger, things you hate and the things you love that aren’t good for you. Each chapter has an inspiring quote, Suzie Eller’s story, a teaching, and section called “the Jesus Factor.” The book is replete with Scripture, questions for journaling/discussion, Biblical principles, Spirit-inspired prayers, and challenges.

Suzie says, “renewal in your thinking leads you to a place of maturity where you consider how your thoughts influence you. It’s a deliberate approach that allows you to give conflict and broken people and hurtful words their rightful place. You stop expending great amounts of energy and your heart on things you cannot change, so that you can put that same energy into the things that you can.”

For a chance to win a free copy of The Mended Heart, respond to this question with a comment below by midnight May 3, 2014:

When you need healing for your heart, what truth about our Heavenly Father, our Savior, or the Holy Spirit moves you forward?

Suzie Eller

Suzanne Eller is a Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker. She has ministered throughout Europe, Central America and the Caribbean, as well as the U.S., in addition to writing numerous articles and contributing to more than 30 books. She is the author of The Unburdened Heart and The Mom I Want to Be and has been featured on Focus on the Family, Aspiring Women and many other programs.

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Comments
  1. Susan Irene Fox   On   April 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Matthew 5:3-4 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

    I’ve found that each time I feel completely void and empty, and get authentic with God, and I weep to Him, He comforts me. He takes my sorrow and fills me with His daily bread and living water, and sustains me. He binds up my heart, just as He said He came to do. He gives me peace beyond my human understanding. He restores my soul. (I know that’s more than just the two verses above, but it is truth!)

    • Lynn Hare   On   April 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Susan, aren’t the beatitudes so beautiful? I love that God comforts, fills, sustains, binds up, and in the process IS our peace. His presence is restorative, indeed!

  2. Sylvia Rogers   On   April 28, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I think what really moves me forward is concentrating on a loving relationship with our Father. When we focus on that and the feeling of peace and comfort that are in that place, everything else starts to recede and become much less important.
    Christ did everything for us on the cross. We have all the verses and promises already. It is just saying: “I accept that!” “The Lord healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
    He has already provided this. We thank Him and move into that healing stream.

    • Lynn Hare   On   April 30, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      Sylvia, The Mended Heart explores how peace and comfort that’s ours relationally with the Father can pour into our relationships with others, especially when people have hurt us. Even the church. I love Psalm 147. Suzie’s book tells us how we can trust again as he embraces us. I love the “healing stream”! Wow!

  3. Susan   On   April 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. ” Romans 12:2 Is the scripture of focus and encouragement for me. It is a reminder that indeed we CAN and WILL be transformed by the renewing of our minds in Christ Jesus. Those “thoughts, hurts, secrets, pain, anger, things you hate and the things you love that aren’t good for you”, can and will be transformed.

    • Lynn Hare   On   April 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Susan, yes, renewing our minds is key! Check out Suzie’s blog, and chapter 8 of the book, to read about “playgrounds -” safe places we retreat to when the world becomes tough. Find out what Jesus said to her about returning to the playground. And a process called “Feel, Felt, Found” and its role in healing our minds.

  4. Rose Chandler Johnson   On   April 29, 2014 at 6:46 am

    When I consider that my Lord Jesus Christ was nailed to the Cross and all my sins were nailed there with Him so that I might live and walk in freedom and newness of life, I have a will myself to lay down my burdens there at the foot of the Cross and let Him live in me. HE indeed restores my soul and His mercies are new every morning. Thank you Lynn and Suzie for your writing ministries and the book give-away. I appreciate you.

    • Lynn Hare   On   April 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Beautiful, Rose! It all goes back to our redemption through Christ on the cross, eh? What restoration is ours, indeed. Thank you for your comment.

  5. Margaret   On   June 13, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Every human being has suffered from a broken something in their life that makes their heart breaks.We all wonder through this life how do we mend from a broken heart. This seems to be a great book to read and to share with others. I would love to receive this book. Thanks!

    • Lynn Hare   On   June 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Margaret. I think we’re all on a journey with our Healer. Suzie Eller’s book is one of the safe places where we can invite Him in.

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