When Coming Apart Puts You Back Together
by Laura Sumner Truax
"Undone is both beautiful and accessible, distinctively Christian and broadly spiritual, and as wise as it is down-to-earth. And at every turn, in the best sense of the word, it is truly pastoral."
—Brian D. McLaren, author and speaker
Using her own painful story of divorce as a framework, Truax seeks to show how the worst things in our lives can become the liberation that allows us to strip away our masks and safety blankets, so that we can know our true purpose and value.
"What we're really good at doing as people of faith is trumpeting our successes; what we're bad about is entering into those places of darkness, those places of doubt, those places of failure..."
"If I could bequeath a grand title like 'America's Pastor' on a single individual, it would be Laura Truax." Read what Brian McLaren, Tony Campolo, Soon-Cha Rah, and others are saying about Undone.
Whether we are cheating at solitaire, elaborating on the big one that got away or protesting to our friends that "No really, everything's fine!"... the human condition is awash in self-deceptions, large and small.
Read more from Pastor Laura at her church blog, "One More Thing..." here.
To become new people, we have to be free enough to fail. And so does everyone else. The church that Jesus imagined is one where everybody gets a second chance and a third chance, and fiftieth and hundredth chances.
When we are "undone" and learn to trust God with our imperfection, we give birth to a lively, authentic, heart-filled, and creative life.
This is a great and healing book for those of us who are divorced, and those of us who are broken in other ways. In other words, for all of us.
She argues that when we come to the end of ourselves, then . . . God can meet us and do His deepest work in our lives.
Truax's tale of redemption is unabashedly Christian and I have never so appreciated being called a sinner (even though indirectly) ever before.
This book really has the power to speak into people's lives and lead them from places of despair and depression to hope and healing.