A Grace Disguised

A Grace Disguised Author Jerry L. Sittser
ISBN-10 9780310319443
Year 2009-05-18
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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An expanded edition of this classic book on grief and loss—with a new preface and epilogue. Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know as well the grace that transforms it. A Grace Disguised plumbs the depths of sorrow, whether due to illness, divorce, or the loss of someone we love. The circumstances are not important; what we do with those circumstances is. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life—one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings.

A Grace Disguised

A Grace Disguised Author Jerry Sittser
ISBN-10 0786286644
Year 2006
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher
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Expanded edition includes discussion questions and a new preface and epilogue by the author. Loss. It's a word that many of us fear and few of us can evade. It stalked Jerry Sittser one night and struck with full fury on a lonely road in Idaho. In an instant, a tragic accident claimed his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. But this is not a book about one man's sorrow. Rather, it is a moving meditation on the losses we all suffer and the grace that can transform us. "This is the single most reflective and redemptive book on sorrow and loss that I have ever read." - Bill Hybels

A Grace Revealed

A Grace Revealed Author Jerry L. Sittser
ISBN-10 9780310411918
Year 2012-10-09
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Twenty years ago, Jerry Sittser lost his daughter, wife, and mother in a car accident. He chronicled that tragic experience in A Grace Disguised, a book that has become a classic on the topic of grief and loss. Now he asks: How do we live meaningfully, even fruitfully, in this world and at the same time long for heaven? How do we respond to the paradox of being a new creature in Christ even though we don’t always feel or act like one? How can we trust God is involved in our story when our circumstances seem to say he isn’t? While A Grace Disguised explored how the soul grows through loss, A Grace Revealed brings the story of Sittser’s family full circle, revealing God’s redeeming work in the midst of circumstances that could easily have destroyed them. As Sittser reminds us, our lives tell a good story after all. A Grace Revealed will helps us understand and trust that God is writing a beautiful story in our own lives.

Lament for a Son

Lament for a Son Author Nicholas Wolterstorff
ISBN-10 080280294X
Year 1987
Pages 111
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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A loving father explores with honesty and intensity all facets of his grief at the death of his 25-year-old son.

When Your Rope Breaks

When Your Rope Breaks Author Ruth Graham
ISBN-10 9780310868392
Year 2009-12-15
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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How can I go on? How much more can I take? Does God even care? If He does care, how could He allow this to happen to me? Whether it’s divorce, injury, death, financial hardship, or just plain loneliness, we all experience difficult times in our lives. In these 96 pages, bestselling authors Ruth Graham, Joni Eareckson Tada and Jerry Sittser share their own journey through life’s most difficult situations. Filled with honesty and forthrightness, this book is designed to reach those who are at the end of their rope and not sure where to turn. Content is excerpted from four bestselling titles: In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart by Ruth Graham; A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser; A Step Further and When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada.

The Will of God as a Way of Life

The Will of God as a Way of Life Author Jerry L. Sittser
ISBN-10 0310864763
Year 2009-12-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Practical help for understanding and following God’s will for your life “God has a plan for our lives,” but what does that mean in practical terms? How do we know God’s will for important life decisions, like who to marry, what job to take, what church to join? How can we be free if God has a perfect plan for us? Does suffering mean we are off track? How exactly does God speak? Author Jerry Sittser explores these questions and offers a biblically based approach that is truly liberating. No matter what decisions we’ve already made, he points out that it is still possible to live out God’s perfect will—even if we think we’ve married the wrong person, chosen the wrong career, or landed in some kind of serious trouble. This new edition includes study questions designed to help individuals or groups who are faced with decisions—large or small.

Bitterblue

Bitterblue Author Kristin Cashore
ISBN-10 9780575097209
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The long-awaited companion to the New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire Eight years have passed since the young Princess Bitterblue and her country were saved from the vicious King Leck. Now Bitterblue is the queen of Monsea, and her land is at peace. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisers, who have run the country on her behalf since Leck's death, believe in a forward-thinking plan: to pardon all of those who committed terrible acts during Leck's reign; and to forget every dark event that ever happened. Monsea's past has become shrouded in mystery, and it's only when Bitterblue begins sneaking out of her castle - curious, disguised and alone - to walk the streets of her own city, that she begins to realise the truth. Her kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year long spell of a madman, and now their only chance to move forward is to revisit the past. Whatever that past holds. Two thieves, who have sworn only to steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, who possesses an unidentified Grace, may also hold a key to her heart ...

Rejoicing in Lament

Rejoicing in Lament Author J. Todd Billings
ISBN-10 9781441222909
Year 2015-02-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Brazos Press
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At the age of thirty-nine, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. In the wake of that diagnosis, he began grappling with the hard theological questions we face in the midst of crisis: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey, struggle, and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness, moving beyond pat answers toward hope in God's promises. Theologically robust yet eminently practical, it engages the open questions, areas of mystery, and times of disorientation in the Christian life. Billings offers concrete examples through autobiography, cultural commentary, and stories from others, showing how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ.

When You Lose Someone You Love

When You Lose Someone You Love Author Richard Exley
ISBN-10 1589199618
Year 1991-06
Pages 97
Language en
Publisher David C Cook
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Here is comfort and understanding for those who are dealing with one of life's greatest challenges, the death of a loved one. When someone we love dies, we are often overwhelmed by strong emotions and confusion. Sometimes we hardly recognize ourselves or the world we live in. The process of grieving is mysterious and usually misunderstood. Richard Exley takes us step by step through the various stages of mourning and recovery. He shows how grief is a healthy process God provides to mend our broken hearts. During this difficult and delicate time, this personal and compassionate book will touch your life with the mercy and grace of your heavenly Father. Grief is not a trial you must endure alone. You can experience the healing warmth of God's presence and the joy of eternal life even When You Lose Someone You Love.

A New Set of Eyes

A New Set of Eyes Author Paula D'Arcy
ISBN-10 0824525736
Year 2009-09-01
Pages 134
Language en
Publisher
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After twenty-five years of searching for answers to her husband's and daughter's tragic deaths, a woman shares her insights into the true nature of God's intentions.

A Grace Revealed

A Grace Revealed Author Jerry Sittser
ISBN-10 0310243254
Year 2012
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher
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Offers advice on examining positive and negative life experiences to understand God's role in both, and asserts that the ups and downs can ultimately lead to a fulfilling and meaningful life in conformity to the values of Jesus Christ.

When God Doesn t Answer Your Prayer

When God Doesn t Answer Your Prayer Author Jerry L. Sittser
ISBN-10 9780310867067
Year 2009-10-14
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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More than a decade ago, Jerry Sittser prayed for the protection of his family, yet three of his loved ones—his daughter, his wife, and his mother—died in an automobile accident. What went wrong? “Why wasn’t my prayer answered?” he asks. “It is no longer an abstract question to me. What should we do and how should we respond when our prayers—prayers that seem right and true and good—go unanswered?” In When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer, Sittser continues exploring the issues he addressed in A Grace Disguised. He asks, “Why doesn’t God answer our prayers? What, if anything, can we do about it?” Sittser is intensely committed to exploring the Christian faith, especially when it doesn’t seem to “work.” In this thoughtful and beautifully written book, he moves beyond easy answers and religious formulas to explore the goodness and greatness of a God who cannot be controlled but can be trusted. When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer takes an honest and probing look at the problem of unanswered prayer. In doing so, it draws us ever deeper into a relationship with the God who is the end of all our prayers, the object of our faith, the one who fulfills our deepest longings.

Grace s Guide

Grace s Guide Author Grace Helbig
ISBN-10 9781476788005
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A comedian who has gained popularity on YouTube offers her irreverent take on life, in an illustrated book geared toward anyone faced with the daunting challenge of growing up. Original.

Tender Fingerprints

Tender Fingerprints Author Brad Stetson
ISBN-10 0310228670
Year 1999
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Zondervan Publishing Company
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This is the powerfully insightful and emotionally compelling account of profound personal loss, the crisis of faith it caused, and the invigorated Christian commitment that resulted.

Andrew You Died Too Soon

Andrew  You Died Too Soon Author Corinne Chilstrom
ISBN-10 1451407378
Year
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher Augsburg Books
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Andrew, You Died Too Soon is the poignant, painfully honest reflection of a mother who lost a son to suicide, and the account of the family's journey through grief in the company of faith.