• This Beautiful Truth

  • How God's Goodness Breaks into Our Darkness
  • By: Sarah Clarkson
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We live in a broken world. Amid the daily realities of sickness and isolation, disappointment and pain, it can be profoundly difficult to grasp the real goodness of God. But this is where God breaks into our darkness with beauty. In the wonder of creation, in art or film, story or song, in the kindness of his people and the good they create, God breaks into our pain in a tangible way, teaching us to trust his kindness and hope for his healing. Beauty is a voice singing into our suffering, beckoning us toward restoration.

In This Beautiful Truth, Sarah Clarkson shares her own encounters with beauty in the midst of her decade-long struggle with mental illness, depression, and doubt. In a voice both vulnerable and reflective, she paints a compelling picture of the God who reaches out to us in a real and powerful way through the "taste and see" goodness of what he has made and what he continues to create amid our darkness. "To recognize and trust God's gift in pain," she writes, "empowers us to create and love as powerful witnesses to God's healing love in a hopeless world."

If you want to renew your capacity to recognize and encounter God's beauty in your life, this hope-filled book will show you the way.

©2021 Sarah Clarkson (P)2021 eChristian

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A journey of wrestling with existence.

The heart, quite honestly, of a lovely soul. Offered in the stories that brought her to the truth of beauty, from the frailty of our human perspective. A story of awakening to THE Love that bears our suffering, as we walk through this fallen world.

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Beautiful!

Highly recommend. I was moved by so much of this book. I can’t say enough about it.

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I enjoyed it.

The narrator had a whiny quality to her voice that was distracting. But I appreciated the thoughts in the book. The book is not especially linear. The author moves all over and just has lots and lots she wants to convey. But it is a beautiful image of what life can be if we are willing to observe what God is doing and create beauty where we are.