About The Book
Cindy’s prayer as you lean in with her through the pages of Restored is that you will be filled with hope, joy, and wholeness even if you feel pummeled with life's two-by-fours right now.
Sometimes you are at the end of yourself and hanging on by a thread.
Even after crushing heartbreaks, broken relationships, or challenging situations, God is at work...always. His outrageous grace never forsakes you and seeks your rescue and redemption. The truths shared in Restored will help you move forward even in those times of doubt, disbelief, and discouragement. God is to always be trusted.
What other people have to say about Restored
Sara O’Leary (shortened)
With her faith at the forefront and through a touching, in-depth account of her own experience, Cindy models how we can triumph over loss and hardship.
Sara O’Leary, University of Virginia women’s tennis head coach
Jane McGarry (shortened)
Cindy’s journey is a roadmap for purpose and peace.
Jane McGarry, “Good Morning Texas” host; National Gracie Award “Best Local Anchor”
Billy Dawson (shortened)
Restored is going to change hearts. In such a masterful way, Cindy’s compassionate and powerful words provide hope, joy, and faith to a broken world. I love this book!
Billy Dawson, Nashville country artist, songwriter, producer
Norm Miller (shortened)
Crisis and adversity crash into all of our lives eventually. Cindy’s relentless joy and impassioned writing, combined with her vibrant faith, masterfully reiterate one unwavering truth: hope is found in trusting God. I encourage you to read Restored. It will inspire you!
Norm Miller, chairman emeritus, Interstate Batteries
Dr. Mark L. Bailey (shortened)
Cindy writes as I have watched her live—with a contagious courage and confidence in an omnicompetent God. Her passion is to inspire others to that same faith and hope.
Dr. Mark L. Bailey, chancellor and senior professor of Bible exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
Susan Perlman (shortened)
For anyone who is in a season of life where they are thirsty for some encouragement, inspiration, motivation, and hope, open any chapter in Cindy Brinker Simmons's book and be quenched. Not filled with cliches but packed with practical help to answer life's hard questions. I strongly recommend you read it.
Susan Perlman, chief partnership officer, Jews for Jesus
Dr. Peter A. Lillback (shortened)
In your hands is Cindy Brinker Simmons's gift to the broken heart. If a tornado has just torn through your life, Restored offers the spiritual help and joyful hope you've been longing for.
Dr. Peter A. Lillback, founder and president emeritus, The Providence Forum; president, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
Karen Marsh (shortened)
The book you are holding is a gift. It is an invitation to put yourself into the hands of a compassionate, wise, trustworthy companion along the journey towards hope. Seriously Love. This. Book.
Karen Marsh, executive director, Theological Horizons at the University of Virginia
Stephen Galloway (shortened)
With a unique empathy, a remarkable warmth, and an absolute conviction in her faith, Cindy leads us on a journey of discovery—a discovery of how to find light in darkness, how to find hope when all may seem lost. She speaks with the authority of authenticity, and that's a rare quality.
Stephen Galloway, dean of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts; former executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter; New York Times best-selling author
Marianne Staubach (shortened)
Cindy provides such valuable tools and guidance to the reader to deal with life’s many challenges. After reading Restored, I was filled with joy and hopefulness—two things we all need more of in life.
Marianne Staubach, beloved wife of Hall of Famer and legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach; devoted mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother
Robert H. Dedman Jr (shortened)
The restorative power of moving forward with faith and trust in God is a message we all need to share during these pivotal and tumultuous times.
Robert H. Dedman Jr., GP of Putterboy (Pinehurst) Ltd.
Del Harris (shortened)
Cindy uses her inner coach to explain how to reset lost momentum and stay in the game. Anyone in the midst of physical, relational, or spiritual despair will be encouraged to gain hope and joy out of the depths of brokenness.
Del Harris, NBA coach; Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
Dirk P. Katstra (shortened)
Cindy shares a path to hope and joy in Restored. This is a must read for all who thirst for a fulfilling life.
Dirk P. Katstra, University of Virginia, senior executive director, principal gifts; former executive director, Virginia Athletics Foundation
About Chapters 1-7
Chapter 4: Restoring Community
Life is relational. You are not meant to go through it alone. You need the encouragement, support, and strength of others to celebrate life and to be carried when it is too hard. Community ushers in hope, joy, and security. Everyone needs to belong somewhere! Let's discover how to make that happen.
Chapter 5: Restoring Relationships
Relationships can be fragile. They can be broken through offensive actions, poor decisions, and careless conduct. Damaged relationships need to be reconciled. The tool is forgiveness, which is at the very heart of the Gospel. Whether you need to ask for forgiveness, forgive others, or forgive yourself, forgiveness needs to be complete to restore derailed relationships. Learn how to repair grievances and to experience the joy and freedom found in reconciliation.
Chapter 6: Restoring Compassion
You are called to serve others and reach out to those in need. Assigning yourself to take the initiative and to show up to comfort the afflicted is a great source of encouragement and hope to those in fragile places. Such acts of mercy and compassion mimic God's love for humanity. Not sure how to be present to comfort those suffering? Let's help direct your steps.