That Was Then, This Is Now: This Broken Vessel Restored -How could God have a purpose for me amidst this mess? Why do such bad things happen to good people? If you've recently asked yourself these questions, Paulette Harper's That was Then, This is Now has the answers. Struggling to recover from a broken marriage and disappointed dreams, Paulette Harper gropes for meaning and understanding, and through her searching, God reveals Himself to her in ways she never before imagined possible. By sharing her struggles with transparency, she illustrates how a heart attitude of surrender allows God to use a broken vessel for His ultimate plans of glory. That was Then, This is Now ministers to hurting hearts in every season of life, reminding them that God restores shattered lives, intent on using them for His sovereign purposes.