Laura A. Diaz ____ Teach Write

TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike

“Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices.”


Cynthia Ruchti offers the reader hope and inspiration in her book “Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices.” Each of the twenty-six chapters relates a dramatic story of lives that have been forever changed as a result of another person’s choices.

Whatever your own circumstances you will find lessons, application, and encouragement from these heart breaking stories of abandonment, divorce, unfulfilled dreams, or financial sacrifice.”

Ruchti’s writing elicits empathy through her use of word pictures as she describes “a toxic relationship ending in an amputated family,” or the feelings of a son’s suicide as “Hints of inexplicable peace lapping against the inexplicable pain.” She speaks of “tenacious joy” and of being “reverently responsive.”

In addition to the thought provoking reflective questions at the end of each chapter Ruchti has included a unique feature which gives the reader helpful suggestions for consideration to reach out to family, friends, and acquaintances who may be going through a traumatic experience similar to the one described within the previous chapter.

“Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices” is a book for survivors seeking answers to the question of how to find peace and purpose and the strength to rebuild and move on. It should also be read by Christian Counselors andPastors and made available to individuals and families in crisis.

Check out the rest of this review by following the above link.

Happy Reading! 🙂

richardrblake

Ragged HopeRagged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices
By Cynthia Ruchti
Abingdon Press
Box 801, Nashville, TN 37202
978-1426751172, 2013, $ 15.99, 200 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
Starting Over – Inspiring Hope in the Aftermath of Heartache, Disillusionment, or Despair

Cynthia Ruchti offers the reader hope and inspiration in her book “Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices.” Each of the twenty-six chapters relates a dramatic story of lives that have been forever changed as a result of another person’s choices.

Whatever your own circumstances you will find lessons, application, and encouragement from these heart breaking stories of abandonment, divorce, unfulfilled dreams, or financial sacrifice.

Ruchti’s writing elicits empathy through her use of word pictures as she describes “a toxic relationship ending in an amputated family,” or the feelings of a son’s suicide as “Hints of inexplicable peace lapping against the inexplicable pain.” She speaks…

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