RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4426-5 • $17.99 Paperback • 7 x 9.5 • 240 pages Christian Life / Women’s Issues Kregel Publications • Rights: World October 24, 2017 How to invite God to step in and break the cycle of dysfunction Elizabeth Oates is no stranger to a dysfunctional family. She may look like the quintessential soccer mom now, but her childhood was full of uncertainty, abandonment, and many very dark days. Without a positive role model, an emotionally stable family member, or a consistent community, she had to forge her way ahead just to survive day to day. It wasn’t until she was preparing for a family of her own that she began to learn the lessons that would lead to a more hopeful future for herself, her husband, and her children. Now she shares those lessons with other women struggling to create healthy families despite their own unhealthy family foundations. Through introspective and probing questions, Mending Broken Branches guides the reader to accept her past, understand her present, and find a vision for her future. The interactive design includes space to work through the journal- ing prompts provided, as well as extra-wide margins for notes of reflection while reading. With the gentle voice of a trusted mentor, Elizabeth encourages and equips women to cultivate strong, flourishing, God-honoring lives, and to break the cycle of dysfunction. Elizabeth Oates is cofounder and vice president of Project Restoration Ministry. She and her husband are raising their five children (three biological, one adopted through foster care, and one they are currently fostering) in Waco, Texas, where she blogs and mentors women who’ve experienced brokenness in their family trees. | 10 | CHRISTIAN LIVING ISBN 978-0-8254-4426-5 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 4 2 6 5 Mending Broken Branches When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree Elizabeth Oates Wounded Women of the Bible 978-0-8254-4214-8 • $14.99 • Guided journaling throughout plus reflection questions at the end of each chapter •  Testimonials from women with whom readers can identify