Beautiful Brokenness

The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp

God’s way is always the broken way. –Ann Voskamp

brokenwayDo you feel defeated? Useless? Broken? Then you’re in the right place. The Broken Way is a heartfelt book that will show you God uses the ugly places and makes them beautiful. Perhaps our hearts were made to be broken as that’s where wisdom begins.

How can that be?

Can we really count all the brokenness in life as good? Will it strengthen us to become stronger? The author takes us through her struggles and how she’s turned them into beautiful, yielding wheat. There is hope in the hopelessness.

I struggled on how to review this book and give it justice. When I finished reading it, one word came to mind. WOW. Then another word. POWERFUL. Ann Voskamp has such an amazing way with words. She uses story, biblical truths, and her own hurts to share the message of brokenness to us. She brings us into her family, sharing her deepest thoughts and woes to help us see there is communion with God in the brokenness. Will we acknowledge it?

I love her imagery throughout the book. It brings the message to life on the pages beautifully. My jaw dropped a few times in awe of how she threads it throughout the chapters. Her use of the inked cross on her wrist makes me want to wear my cross with pride and shout from the rooftops. It’s more than a simple symbol of faith.


What will we do with our one broken heart?

If I could give The Broken Way more than five stars, I would. It’s one of those life-changing books. When you finish reading it, you will feel breathless. You can’t read this without feeling touched in some way. I guarantee it.

Pick up a copy today. Invest in your beautiful brokenness.

**Book has been provided courtesy of Zondervan and BlogAbout in exchange for my honest review. The Broken Way Study Guide with DVD will be available in December.


I have a copy of The Broken Way plus an advanced copy of the study guide and DVD for one lucky winner! I will be giving it away in November (note I will need to wait for all to arrive before mailing it). The contest rules are simple—leave a comment on the blog and you will be entered. Bonus entry– if you leave a comment AND share this post on Facebook you will get two entries (tag me on Facebook or let me know in the comments). Contest closes Saturday, November 19th at midnight. Enter now! (Open to residents of the USA and Canada only.)


  18 comments for “Beautiful Brokenness

  1. Susan Steeves
    October 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Wow this book not only sounds inviting to pick up but a book that would help you to see that being broken can cause growth and great healing…I have been broken in my life and I know how it does strengthen you and the miracle in it is how God uses our pain to help someone else. Praise to our Saviour!

    • October 31, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Yes, it’s definitely a great book for that! Thanks for stopping by, Sissy. You’re in the draw!

  2. October 31, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Ann is such a strong, beautiful, sweet, loving godly woman, a true inspiration – I can’t wait to read her newest book.

    • November 1, 2016 at 5:21 am

      Hi Sara! She certainly is and it comes through in this book. Amazing! Thanks for stopping by! You in the draw!

  3. Diane Estrella
    October 31, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I read her first book and this one looks even better than the first. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • November 1, 2016 at 5:22 am

      Hi, Diane. You’re welcome. Thanks for stopping by. You’re in the draw.

  4. Diane Spearing
    November 3, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Sounds like such an amazing book…. I know going through my brokenness although so very painful coming out the other side what an amazing relationship with God who so mercifully went before me!!!!! What a precious precious God!

    • November 3, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Hey, Diane. Brokenness is definitely painful, but you’re right…God is precious. He helps us through it! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Natalie Harrison
    November 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    This sounds like a book to put on my “to read” list. I really like her poetic writing style; it often causes me to ponder and mediate on the God that loves us so. Reading your review makes me more excited to read it. Thanks Dar.

    • November 8, 2016 at 5:25 am

      Hi Nat! I know you’ll enjoy this book. It’s amazing. You’re in the draw with TWO ballots. Thanks for also sharing on Facebook. xo

  6. Alysia
    November 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    This book snuck up on me, I didn’t even know she was coming out with a new one so soon. I’ve been curious about how it is. After your review it’s been added to my “read soon list”. 🙂

    • November 8, 2016 at 5:24 am

      Hi Alysia! It’s an awesome book that will leave you feeling breathless. I loved it. Thanks for stopping by. You’re in the draw with TWO ballots since you also shared my post on Facebook. Thanks! xo

  7. Brenda
    November 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Sounds like a great read.

  8. mo1202007
    November 19, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I have heard great things about her books. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    • mo1202007
      November 19, 2016 at 8:30 am

      I also shared on facebook.

      • November 20, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        Awesome, you’re in the draw twice!

  9. November 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    The winner is . . . Alysia! Congrats!!!

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