In struggling to make sense of her own painful divorce, Mary Lou Redding looked to the Bible where she found guidance and hope. Her intimate book weaves her personal story with those from scripture to help other Christians who are facing divorce find God's grace in the midst of pain.
Breaking and Mending looks at the spiritual issues of divorce, rather than the sociological ones, and allows the scriptures to illuminate and heal those who are facing this difficult transition. For example, chapter one deals with broken dreams and uses the story of Hosea and Gomer. Later chapters focus on forgiveness, breaking old patterns, forging a new identity as a single person, and searching for healthy relationships. Honest and straightforward, Redding has written a book which addresses the hard issues of divorce, but always with hope in God's unfolding grace.