“The author constantly reminds the reader that he, too, is just another flawed and broken human being and not a pastor. This makes the author more relatable and removes the feeling of alienation that people feel in their darkest times.
Broken and Redeemed would be an excellent book for those looking for a simple spiritual read.”
Trailer for Broken & Redeemed
Broken and Redeemed is the story of one man’s journey, beginning with John Jarman’s troubled childhood and challenges as an adult, and resolving as he finds redemption in the grace of God.
John Jarman openly writes his challenges, failures, losses, and blessings on the pages of Broken and Redeemed. While exploring himself through counseling and mentorship, John was led to completely surrender his life to Jesus, finding strength in faith and power through the presence of the Holy Spirit in his life. He shares with readers what helped him reach this critical juncture and transformation in his life, along with relevant self-reflection and discussion questions for group or personal use.
It is John Jarman’s desire that Broken and Redeemed guides readers through a deeper examination of their faith—one that exposes how accepting Christ is easy but walking in true obedience will place them in situations they never thought they would encounter. John knows that listening to God’s voice and following it will lead willing believers on the path He wants to take them; when they get on board with Him, that is when they truly begin to live!
“God made us without our permission but will not save us without our consent. We have to be open to being healed and saved.”A.J. Swoboda
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I knew of John in high school, though was a few years behind. I recall something that stood out about his presence then, when I have seen that he’d written this book, I knew I had to read it. What I didn’t anticipate was that it would so closely resonate with my own brokenness. This is a great read for anyone as he engages the reader with his stories, it is engaging and thought-provoking, with discussion prompts to give the opportunity for self-reflection. For myself, John provided me with a lit pathway with his book, which has brought me to a place I’ve never been. He may never know he saved my life, but he has. I will forever be grateful to have found my pathway as I had been a non-believer.
Scotty Kessler – Sports Ministry/Instructor Faith Seminary
I’ve known John Jarman for almost ten years. Over that time I have seen him navigate the pain and suffering of his youth with great humility and Holy Spirit driven persistence. He has persevered through very difficult psychological and emotional landmines while at the same time navigating challenging life circumstances, desperate to get to the bottom of his life story. What a holy journey it has been! This raw and honest depiction is written in simple terms easy for anyone to digest. Divinely inspired, a book worthy of your review, I couldn’t be prouder of John and his autobiographical testimony.
Eric Boles – Pastor/Speaker
“Broken & Redeemed by my good friend John Jarman is powerful and full of life-changing truth. John shares his journey to freedom with such vulnerability and authenticity. He shares his pain of being broken and the joy and gratitude of being redeemed in Christ. John’s story will encourage and equip you in your own journey to freedom. I highly recommend this book to not only be read but experienced. It shows us the process of finding freedom through complete surrender.”
Mary Beth Hynes – Christian Educator
“In a culture that expects a Marine and football coach to be brash and ever-strong, it is refreshing to find a sharing as vulnerable as John Jarman’s, Broken and Redeemed. Challenge, failing, and loss are expressed openly as the reader is invited to follow his path towards discipleship. Especially meaningful are the chapter reflection questions which invite us to enter into personal examination. In preaching a message of surrender, John Jarman instructs us effectively in how to find true strength in faith.”
Titus 3:3-7 (NIV)
3At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We live in malice and envy, being hated and hating on another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he save us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savor, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.