The Mended Heart
God's Healing for Your Broken Places
Brokenness happens. Tragedy, sin, and the painful choices of others all have the ability to disrupt an otherwise contented life. And as a result of our heartache, we often attempt to fix our own brokenness--with disastrous results.
If you've tried to heal, but keep ending up in the same place--whether the battle is in your heart or out in the open where everyone can see--The Mended Heart is for you. In this book, author Suzanne Eller tells it like it is: people throw quick fixes at you or tell you to pull yourself up by your bootstraps (whatever that means). More important, though, she shares the powerful truth of Jesus's mission as outlined in Luke 4:18-21: He came to set free all those who are oppressed and in need of mending.
You don't have to fix yourself--Jesus loves you right where you are. In fact, He has already completed the work that needs to be done. The Mended Heart will encourage you to trust him, to give and receive grace, and to move ahead even stronger than before--even if others don't move with you.
"Being hurt and heartbroken is a sad reality for most of us. But I'm so thankful for this treasure of a book written by my friend Suzie Eller. Page by page, Suzie will help you understand how God's truth can heal your pain so you can move forward whole and healed."
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"The message of The Mended Heart is especially uplifting. The author beautifully emphasizes the redemptive power of Jesus and his glorious triumph of overcoming the plight of this world--a much-needed message to those carrying the burden of their personal sufferings. As a biblical counselor, I repeatedly come face-to-face with clients bearing the weight of their own brokenness and in need of a 'mended heart.' Readers who have ever known strife caused by adversity and worry will find this book to be an invaluable read as they discover the battle has been won, by what Jesus has already done for us on the cross."
Christina Calk, board certified biblical counselor; family pastor at Praxis Community Church
"If you've ever felt too broken for God to fix, then The Mended Heart is for you. Suzie Eller takes you by the hand and guides you step-by-step toward the only Source that offers complete wholeness. Each chapter exclaims, 'There's no hurt God can't heal.' Do yourself a favor. Read this book!"
Micca Campbell, author and speaker, Proverbs 31 Ministries
"The Mended Heart is part challenge, part honest storytelling, and part deep, deep encouragement for anyone who has experienced loss, betrayal, or pain. Eller acts as a gentle guide, shepherding you through your pain to find wholeness and purpose on the other side. Tenderly told, and filled to the brim with Jesus, this book will prove to be a blessing to many."
Mary DeMuth, author, The Wall Around Your Heart; alogger at Your Life Uncaged, MaryDeMuth.com
"If you have experienced a broken heart due to pain, disappointment, and hurt inflicted by others or because of your own wrong choices, read this book. In The Mended Heart, Suzie Eller reveals life-changing biblical principles and answers the tough questions we are sometimes afraid to ask. The 'Just You and God' section will lead you step-by step on a journey to healing. Don't miss this important book!"
Carol Kent, speaker and bestselling author, When I Lay My Isaac Down and Unquenchable
"The first chapter in Suzanne Eller's The Mended Heart hooked me. It wasn't one of those books that gives simplistic formulas to solve all problems and make us feel guilty because they don't work. Eller writes with a warm sensitivity as she touches the wounded places. She writes with compassion that helps us cope with the worst of pain--always reminding us that God's love mends our hearts."
Cecil Murphey, bestselling coauthor of 90 Minutes in Heaven and Gifted Hands
"In The Mended Heart, Suzanne Eller holds her readers' broken hearts in tender hands as she layers healing truths about Jesus, the Healer. She skillfully communicates both the realities of our hurts--whether self-inflicted or caused by others--and the undeniable Hope for living whole again. Hope with a name--Jesus. Don't skip the questions and answers at the end of the book. Eller's empathy and practicality shine brightly in these pages."
Cynthia Ruchti, speaker and author of Ragged Hope
- Excerpt - Chapters 1-3 Download PDF