In The Beauty in the Breakdown, the author Talitha Kumi Tyler, whose name is found in the Bible (Mark 5:41) meaning “little girl wake up”, describes her intimate and personal testimony of her relationship with God, herself and others. In a vulnerable, honest, and transparent way, she describes how God has moved in her life, the paths she took, and how she had to be broken down in order to break through. Using pivotal moments, relatable analogies, scriptures, insight and advice, Talitha reveals how she no longer allowed her past or people in her life to define who she was and how she fell in love with herself. Talitha realized she was being melted to be molded, and that the breakdown ironically made her whole. By detailing her sessions in therapy and adding discussion questions to invoke deeper thoughts, Talitha hopes readers will be helped along the way in their own journeys as they understand the strength gained in the breakdown is not only necessary but beautiful. Talitha lives in Southern California with her 19-year-old son, and currently works in Information Security for the largest cancer-research and healthcare hospital in California. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and her Master’s in Public Administration. One of Talitha’s mottos to live by is “don’t let the facts of your life distract you from the faith of your life” and her journey proves she lives that out. We rarely go through trials for us, and Talitha believes that her testimony is meant to be shared and will help many.