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Secrets of Broken Pottery: Seeing the Great Potter — Being Seen by Him pulls readers into the heart of God and shows them His tenderness and how He sees them. While it is easy to feel discouraged and despairing, especially when we are in difficult moments, this book reflects the way God sees us, not as sinners or broken things, but creatures that He loves deeply. Heidi McKendrick uses the example of the Great Potter from the Bible and explores the different scenarios and situations of the relationship the Potter has with His work. The author demonstrates, with compelling and convincing arguments, that God never abandons us, even when we feel terribly helpless and lonely. Like the Potter who cares about His work, he gathers the pieces — which are very important to Him — and recreates us. The author explores our human brokenness and shows how the pain in our flesh, spiritual, moral, and physical, can make us drift further away from God and then shows us what God does in moments like these.
This book shows readers the relationship between God and humanity, exploring the way God sees us with intelligence and in prose that is graceful and engaging. It is easy to see oneself in this book, and as the author comments on the stories and experiences of some of the prominent people in the Bible and their relationship with God, a clear image of God emerges, one that is loving, tolerant, compassionate, and patient. Heidi McKendrick shares wonderful lessons and articulates brilliantly on the Creator. This is a strong message of hope for everyone, as it reveals to them that they must have had a very wrong idea of God. Like the prophets and powerful men and women in the Bible, God has a way of transforming our inadequacy into a field where He exercises His creativity; the creativity of the potter. If you are looking for an inspiring book that defines your relationship with God, then Secrets of Broken Pottery is the book you should read. I discovered the God I never knew.