I am delighted to be able to introduce you to Elisa Morgan this Saturday, 1/18 at 11AM CST on AM630 KSLR and streaming live on http://www.kslr.com. I love the authenticity with which Elisa communicates her story. If you know moms who have faced divorce, teen pregnancy, addiction, or the myriad of other family issues, pass this on so they can be encouraged by this fearless woman of God.
Is There Beauty in Being Broken? Former CEO of MOPS International Shares Her Personal Story, and Likely Yours Too
In The Beauty of Broken (Thomas Nelson, September 2013), Elisa Morgan, one of today’s most respected female Christian leaders, shares her personal story for the first time. From her parents’ divorce, mother’s alcoholism and father’s abandonment to her twenty-year presidency of MOPS International, daughter’s teen pregnancy and son’s addiction, Morgan has been brought to her knees, and she believes that is exactly where God wants her.
“Telling the truth, Jesus said, will set us free – and there are many who are desperately in need of being set free from the guilt and confusion of the myth of the perfect family that pervades our Christian culture,” says Morgan.
Throughout The Beauty of Broken, Morgan focuses on specific traits necessary for a family to bond through their brokenness. Short literary essays accompany each chapter message of Morgan’s captivating personal memoir. The book concludes with an “Appendix of Hope” and “Scripture of Hope,” offering brief poems and quotes to inspire readers through difficult times.
“There is no such thing as a perfect family,” says Morgan. “Yet hope emerges through understanding that the broken family is anything but an unredeemable reality. In fact, admitting our brokenness may be the most freeing and beautiful release we ever experience.”
Elisa Morgan, one of Christianity Today’s top 50 women influencing the church and culture, is a sought-after speaker, leader, and author on mothering, spiritual formation, and evangelism. Under her leadership as CEO, MOPS International grew from 350 to 4,000 groups. Publisher of fulfill.org and on various boards, Elisa received a B.S. from the University of Texas and a M.Div. from Denver Seminary. She is married to Evan and has two children and one grandchild.