Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices…By Cynthia Ruchti

Ragged Hope:

Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices…

By Cynthia Ruchti 


About this book

To the wounded,
the worn,
the wondering.
And to all those who let us
see their scars
so others can discover
Hope’s hideout. It’s one thing to live with the consequences of your own choices, but what happens when your life is changed because of someone else’s? This insightful and uplifting guide will comfort, support and encourage you through whatever situation you must face. Cynthia Ruchti, who has walked this road herself, assures readers that God is ever present and His love never wavers. There is hope, grace, and a future in every situation, especially those that we did not cause.


My Thoughts on this Book

“Surviving the fallout of other people’s choices” is just what happens when someone, such as a spouse leaves his wife and family for another women, and the wife is left to deal with the situation and survive as best she can. This book is a collection of stories of many who have been forced to deal with abuse, betrayal, rejection, divorce, and much more against their will. The stories are short and can be read as a devotion, or just read when you need a pretty fast read. They are not easy stories to read, because each story has its own unique situation and struggles.

I wish this book would have been out about eight years ago when my son went through some of these same things. His story could have easily been in this book. I won’t go into details, but without God reaching out and giving my son, as well as myself the mercy, grace and strength we needed, I’m just not sure where we would be now.

I love an appreciate the wisdom and direction Cynthia Ruchti so heartfully gives in Ragged Hope. There are so many people that need this book! The number of situations just like these in the lives of family and friends is heartbreaking. This is one book I will definitely put in the hands of anyone I know who is facing the rejection and betrayal of someone they love. Thank you Cynthia Ruchti for a book so well needed!

I received this book from the publisher Abingdon Press to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.





About the Author

Cynthia-Ruchti_green_couch1-1024x819Cynthia writes stories of hope that glows in the dark through her novels, novellas, devotions, and speaking for women’s events and retreats as well as writers’ conferences and workshops. She draws from 33 years as writer/producer of The Heartbeat of the Home daily radio broadcast. Her books have been recognized by Reviewers’ Choice, Retailers’ Choice, Readers’ Choice and other honors, including finalist designation in ACFW’s Carol Awards. Cynthia serves as ACFW’s Professional Relations Liaison. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.




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