Heart Made Whole - Christa Black Gifford

Heart Made Whole

By Christa Black Gifford

  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Christianity
5 Score: 5 (From 33 Ratings)

Description

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.

Reviews

  • No words. Just....WOW!

    5
    By Bumplestiltskin
    This book. Just wow! Put your helmet on and get ready for a glorious ride. I cried. I prayed. I wanted to throw this book across the room a few times.....but it challenged me at my core & in the best ways possible- and REFUSED to let me stay the same. Thank you Christa & Luke! It was obvious your heart bled onto each page. My only piece of advice would be to read it at a pace where you are digesting it's truth....and with a heart that is willing and ready to change. You will NEED the Holy Spirit to walk with you through a lot- but choose to be committed & determined no matter how long it takes- your heart, precious one, is totally worth it!
  • This changed my life

    5
    By saresmoore
    I don't really have adequate words to describe how powerful, beautiful, and anointed this book is. Thank you for writing this, Christa. Your delicately crafted sentences ignited a new fire in me that burned up pain I didn't even know existed and brought warmth and illumination to my relationship with our deeply loving God. Truly, this is the most significant book I've ever read.
  • Get! This! Book!

    5
    By Ritzy ChiCity
    This book is not just a book. It's a tool to help guide the heart into wholeness. Even if you've been healed of a broken heart, sometimes we need a reminder on how to get reconnected.

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