In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart

  • by Ruth Graham
  • Narrated by Ruth Graham
  • 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ruth Graham, third daughter of Ruth and Billy Graham, has discovered through bitter personal experience that God does his great work in the ruins of our lives. As Ruth's life descended through divorce, depression, and shame; as she bore heartrending parental struggles; and as she faltered trying to make wise choices in the wake of bad ones, she discovered the unending embrace of a faithful, forgiving, and grace-filled God. This book surpasses the testimony of her fascinating story as she brings sharp new insight from the Word of God. For all who fear their actions may be beyond forgiveness or their broken circumstances may keep them from being used by God ever again.
Through the words of Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, Ruth reveals the God who makes wasted places come to life. The reader grasps the parable of the Prodigal Son as never before as Ruth discloses her own journey through that parable, first as the indignant older brother struggling to understand God's grace toward her husband's infidelity; then as the prodigal brother when her own actions bring deep shame and painful circumstances; and even in her role as the father, running to embrace her own children in the midst of bulimia, drug abuse, and unwed pregnancy.
Finally, Ruth includes practical steps in every chapter that anyone can take to offer care, support, and hope to the broken people they encounter in their lives and in the pews beside them every Sunday.
The broken and those who love them will run with Ruth to the arms of the God they can trust, the Father God who embraces, sustains, and redeems.

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What the Critics Say

"A heartening read." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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abridged...ugh!

This book reminds me about the problems with abridged recordings. I found the book interesting, but uneven. Having not read the book, I don't know if that's because of the editing. I wish they'd offered it in an unabridged form.
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- Richard

Everyone can associate with this

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes because never think you are untouchable


What did you like best about this story?

Her testimony and the fact that Ruth is reading the book herself


Have you listened to any of Ruth Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no not yet


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

In every pew is a broken heart


Any additional comments?

This was a great great listen and a must for all human beings

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- Nicolette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-19-2004
  • Publisher: Zondervan