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An Imperfect Woman

Kim Hyland opens her book with a challenging image: a beautiful terra-cotta pot has been cracked.  At first glance it would seem that the beautiful vase is now disfigured, ruined, and no longer functional.  However, surprisingly, when a candle is set inside and the lights are turned off, the glow from the fire shines through and illuminates everything around it. Beauty emerges from brokenness. This image serves as one of the metaphors for his book’s theme of restoration, reconciliation, and revival.

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