Ragged Hope Book Review, Author Chat & Giveaway

I recently received the book Ragged Hope Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices by Cynthia Ruchti to review.

Ragged Hope


Where do we find hope when it’s clouded by the ashes of other people’s choices?

What do you do when your life is affected by someone else’s choices? Where is God when you are doing everything right yet, because of someone else, everything is wrong? This insightful and hope-giving guide will comfort, support, and encourage you through whatever situation you must face.

Cynthia Ruchti, who has walked this road herself and has spoken to hundreds of people through her radio show, assures readers that God is ever present and offers unwavering love. There is hope, grace, and a future in every situation-even (and especially) those we did not cause but now live. Vetted by professional counselors and caregivers, this is the one guide you need to thrive no matter what you are facing.


Ragged Hope Book Review

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Bad things happen to good people”. It’s true. And it seems as if more and more bad things are happening all the time. If you’ve been on the receiving end of some of these bad things, it’s hard to know which way to turn, and where to go for help. If your friend or family member is the one having a hard time, it’s hard to know what to say, and how to help them.

In Ragged Hope, Cynthia Ruchti tells the stories of 26 different people, all who have been touched by betrayal, abuse, divorce, and more. All the stories tell of a persons heartache that has been caused by another. A husband, mother, father, co-worker, or other trusted friend.

After the author tells the heartbreaking story, she goes on to ask three questions in the Reflections section at the end of each chapter. These three questions are designed to help and guide the person going through this situation.

The best part is the If You Know a ….Danielle, or a Max, or a Jayne…Or any of the other 23 names of the people whose stories are told in the book. This section is so important because it gives specific ways to help someone what is going through the same situation. Talking and asking questions, or not talking, visiting, praying, leading them to God. Giving them hope.

I highly recommend Ragged Hope Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices, even if you haven’t been hurt by another, you most likely know someone who has. This book will help you help them.


Cynthia Ruchti is celebrating the release of Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices (Abingdon Press) with a $200 Visa Cash Card “Hope” Giveaway and Facebook Party!


One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa Cash Card
  • Ragged Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 31st. Winner will be announced at the Ragged Hope Author Chat Part on August 1st. Connect with Cynthia for an evening of encouragement, laughter, and more! Cynthia will also share an exclusive look at her next project and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Ragged Hope and join Cynthia on the evening of August 1st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today. Hope to see you on the 1st!



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  1. This review is much appreciated, Linda. Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I’m glad the “If you know a…” sections were meaningful to you. I pray they will be to others who read Ragged Hope as well.