Saturday, July 4, 2015
Tattered and Mended (Review)
This review is for the book "Tattered and Mended" by Cynthia Ruchti. I have actually read three of Ruchti's fiction novels recently, so I was interested to read this nonfiction piece by her.
I enjoyed the perspective of this book. Ruchti focuses on things like antiques, quilts, and pieces of art that have historical meaning or a significance to someone's personal history. She talks about old crafts like journaling, keeping records, interviewing older family members, quilting, and so forth. These are somewhat of a lost art today. She speaks to these "old" things to show how easy it is for them to get broken or tattered. It is quite difficult to replace or repair these things usually. Finding a hole in a quilt that was made a hundred years ago can be devastating, but it can be repaired by an expert. She likens our hearts and souls to this. We have a God who is an expert healer. No matter the size of the hole inside of us, He can repair it over time.
I enjoyed this book and her stories. I think Ruchti is a great writer and if you are hurting, this is a good book for you to draw support from.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.