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Broken Pieces and the God Who Mends Them

Schizophrenia through a Mother's Eyes

Direct Price: $15.99 $12.00
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781629953960
Publication Date 02/01/19

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When a son, sister, or grandchild begins to behave in unexpected and disturbing ways, family members hope it is simply a phase. For some, it is instead a lifetime illness—schizophrenia. 

The diagnosis of schizophrenia can bring shock, fear, and worry to everyone involved. But in the midst of the numerous challenges, hope doesn’t have to die. 

Simonetta chronicles her experience of caring for a son with schizophrenia, along with all the struggles, questions, and fervent prayer that went with it. But this isn’t one person’s story. She has provided information and wisdom from psychiatrists, pastors, parents, and people who successfully live with schizophrenia, uncovering the gospel in each situation and sharing hard-won insights on how to care and advocate for those we love.


“By far the best book I have encountered . . . on a controversial topic. A great resource for families, students, and professionals.” 

—Richard Winter, Psychotherapist; Professor Emeritus of Applied Theology and Counseling, Covenant Theological Seminary

“The most honest and deeply moving Christian book I’ve read in a long time. . . . Opens the door of hope and help for other families by sharing . . . hard-won knowledge and resources.”

—David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; Author, Christians Get Depressed Too 

“The most inspiring story I’ve ever read. . . . A story of how God’s grace and love really can and do sustain his people.”

—Brooke Ventura, Assistant Editor, Modern Reformation 

“Carr writes powerfully and movingly. . . . This book is an essential resource and guide for anyone living with or around schizophrenia.” 

—Jonathan Aitken, Former UK Cabinet Minister; Author, John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace 

“Parents . . . will find a fellow traveler who tells her story and provides wisdom and even hope that God is faithful in the darkest circumstances.”

—Mark Stephenson, Director of Disability Concerns, Christian Reformed Church in North America


The Author

Simonetta Carr

Simonetta Carr

Simonetta Carr, mother of eight and homeschool educator for twenty years, has worked as a freelance journalist and a translator of Christian works into Italian. She is the author of the series Christian Biographies for Young Readers.