Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength
Christa Black Gifford
About the Book:
In Heart Made Whole, Christa Black Gifford shares her own stories of loss, betrayal, and personal tragedy, chronicling clear steps to redemption to help those in pain invite the true Healer into the tangled mess of their broken hearts. Gifford reminds readers that pain is not their enemy, however, unhealed pain can become their greatest foe if it’s not taken to Jesus.
Growing up as a preacher’s kid, Gifford had been submerged in Christian culture for decades when she uncovered the truth–that there were broken parts of her heart that weren’t on friendly terms with the God who lived inside. Through disappointments and traumas, she had learned to guard her heart from God, keeping her angry, entrapped, and disconnected. As struggles and hardships continued, she finally learned to run towards her relationship with God when things got hard, instead of running away from Him like she had in the past. The more that she did this–building her heart’s capacity for intimacy and deep relationship–the more her heart began to heal from the inside-out. She teaches the reader to access the solution that’s already living inside of them–the God who forever made their heart a home.
When trials and tragedy hit our lives in a fallen world, our hearts can get smashed to bits, and we end up putting God on trial and blaming Him for the mess. But Christa helps readers understand that they don’t have to live controlled by their circumstances – or angry with God. Instead, she provides powerful insight and practical steps to turn the painful fire that comes to destroy us into an unexpected friend that can produce our greatest healing.
The condition of the heart determines the condition of life—and the heart can be bound up and healed, producing freedom and abundant life. With personal workbook sections for each chapter Christa helps readers experience steps to turn their pain into the healing and wholeness available to every believer.
About the Author:
Christa Black Gifford is a dynamic worldwide speaker, worship leader, and bestselling songwriter. She was the keynote for Women of Faith’s Revolve Tour as well as being a popular blogger and a writer for The Huffington Post. Her life-goal is to provide resources for those broken by the pain of life, leading them into wholeness of heart and intimacy with Jesus. She’s married to the love of her life, Lucas Gifford. They live in Nashville, TN with their son, Moses Grae Lionheart, a daughter in heaven, Luca Gold, and their newest addition, daughter, Birdie James.
We all have our stories, stories of loss, betrayal, tragedy, and abuse. Whatever our stories are, there is a God who is with us and longs to make our hearts whole again. This is the story behind Christa Black Gifford’s new book, Heart Made Whole. When I seen this book, I knew it was written for me. Through out my life I have faced tragedy, trials, loss, been betrayed, was sexually abused as a child and have never let my heart heal from all these. I was always wondering if God could love me or if I could give God all of my heart. The truth is, yes God loves me and yes He could have my whole heart, in fact He wants it all.
Christa tells her story and how she overcame all this heartache and even anger with God. This book will have you in tears and on your knees. Believe me when I say, your toes will hurt, your heart will be breaking and you will finally be able to let go and let God. I am so thankful for Christa and her courage to write this book for all of us hurting ladies. If you haven’t read Heart Made Whole yet, I completely and honestly recommend you pick a copy up today.
Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review.