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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Jerry L. Sittser
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2009-05-18
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310319443

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"The experience of loss does not have to be the defining moment of our lives", writes Gerald Sittser. "Instead, the defining moment can be our response to the loss. It is not what happens to us that matters so much as what happens in us". Sittser knows. A tragic accident introduced him to loss of a magnitude few of us encounter. But this is not a book about one man's sorrow. It's about the grace that can transform us in the midst of sorrow. For those experiencing loss, A Grace Disguised offers a compassionate, deeply affirming message of hope, richness in living, and joy not after the darkness, but even in the midst of it. Now in softcover.

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Genre: Bereavement
Author: Gerald Lawson Sittser
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 1998-01-16
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 0310219310

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In our Western, post-Christendom society, much of Christianity's cultural power, privilege, and influence has eroded. But all is not lost, says bestselling author Gerald Sittser. Although the church is concerned and sobered by this cultural shift, it is also curious and teachable. Sittser shows how the early church offers wisdom for responding creatively to the West's increasing secularization. The early Christian movement was surprisingly influential and successful in the Roman world, and so different from its two main rivals--traditional religion and Judaism--that Rome identified it as a "third way." Early Christians immersed themselves in the empire without significant accommodation to or isolation from the culture. They confessed Jesus as Lord and formed disciples accordingly, which helped the church grow in numbers and influence. Sittser explores how Christians today can learn from this third way and respond faithfully, creatively, and winsomely to a world that sees Christianity as largely obsolete. Each chapter introduces historical figures, ancient texts, practices, and institutions to explain and explore the third way of the Jesus movement, which, surprising everyone, changed the world.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Gerald L. Sittser
Publisher: Brazos Press
Release: 2019-10-15
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781493419982

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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Ruth Graham
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2009-12-15
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310868392

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The author describes the progress of his grief from the shock of learning of his son's accidental death to his final resignation a year later

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 1987
File: 111 Pages
ISBN-13: 080280294X

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At age twenty-one, Andrea Palpant Dilley stripped the Christian fish decal off her car bumper in a symbolic act of departure from her religious childhood. At twenty-three, she left the church and went searching for refugein the company of men who left her lonely and friends who pushed the boundaries of what she once held sacred. In this deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does a good God allow suffering? Why is God so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does the church seem so dysfunctional? Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with?

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Genre: Religion
Author: Andrea Palpant Dilley
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2012-02-21
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310587088

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Life is marked by a variety of losses, says certified trauma specialist H. Norman Wright. Some are life-changing, such as leaving home, the effects of natural disasters or war, the death of a loved one, or divorce. Others are subtle, such as changing jobs, moving, or a broken friendship. But whether readers encounter family, personal, or community disaster, there is always potential for change, growth, new insight, understanding, and refinement. Writing from his own experience, Wright covers such issues as the meaning of grief, blaming God, and learning how to express and share in times of loss. Now repackaged and updated with additional material, Recovering from Losses in Life will help readers find hope in difficult times. Study questions included.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Revell
Release: 2006-05-01
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 1441200533

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Author Nancy Guthrie adds a Bible study on the book of Job to her critically acclaimed book for readers and groups that want to dig deeper into what the Bible says about dealing with suffering. The study guide section includes questions, commentary, and Scripture references. In Holding on to Hope,Nancy Guthrie shuns platitudes and easy answers and offers an uplifting perspective on suffering, not only for those experiencing monumental loss, but for anyone going through difficulty or failure. Through lessons drawn from the biblical story of Job and the experience of losing her infant daughter, Nancy gently challenges readers to embrace suffering as a means of discovering a more meaningful relationship with God.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Nancy Guthrie
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release: 2004-06-21
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 141430126X

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The bestselling author of "The Message" challenges believers to read the Scriptures on their own terms, as God's revelation, and to live them as they read them.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2006
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802829481

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Joyce Rogers, a recently widowed, highly respected woman of faith, helps others with profound and practical tips on how to weather the pain of loss and see God's plan for the future.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Joyce Rogers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release: 2009-01-01
File: 110 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780805448467

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