Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Broken Umbrellas - Awesome Nonfiction!

By Dina Sleiman

Perhaps the best part of being an editor is getting to read books that change your life as a part of your job. Broken Umbrellas is one of those books. As I was editing this book for WhiteFire, it blessed me so much and I was talking about it with such passion and excitement, that my book club decided to read it the moment it released. This beautifully written nonfiction book will minister hope and healing to anyone who has areas of brokenness in their live, which--let's face it--is pretty much all of us. But why don't you take a peek for yourself:

It snowed the day of my grandson's funeral. Pure grace blanketing dirty mounds of earth. Through my tears, my gaze fell on a sagging blue umbrella suspended over the head of a woman grieving our tiny loss with us. New tears sprang from within me, from depths I didn t know existed. Not from the loss of my precious one, but from this old umbrella, broken and twisted, yet hovering and flapping above this woman. It offered no protection at all from the wetness dropping from the sky, yet she clung to it. Broken and unsheltered. Could anything symbolize my heart and all humanity better than this crippled umbrella? And then she did something that tore me apart. 
She moved her brokenness in an attempt to protect the man beside her.
We are all surrounded by brokenness, around us and inside us from divorce, from abuse, from loss. We try to relate and serve, to love and protect...but how can we, when we ourselves are broken? We still end up exposed to life s storms. We still end up covered in snow. And we wonder why. 
In this transparent and honest look into humanity's deepest hurts, hope for our relationships comes through the ultimate Relationship with the Lord. Join author Emma Broch Stuart as she travels that snowy road of pain toward the ultimate healing only God can offer.


  1. What a powerful excerpt, Dina. Thanks for the introduction to this book.

  2. Hi Susanne! I am so blessed by Dina sharing this here! If if you have any questions about the book, give me a holler.

  3. I have read Emma's life-changing, strengthening book, "Broken Umbrellas" and highly recommend the healing that can be found through her God-inspired testimony. You will go from crying with her to supreme joy as well. Thank you for writing BU and for letting your heart reach out and touch others. ♡j

  4. Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by, and thank you Anonymous for that great recommendation.

  5. Oh wow, Dina. This is wonderful. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.


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