A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss
An expanded edition of this classic book on grief and loss---with a new preface and epilogueLoss 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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Review: A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through LossUser Review - Wannie Michelmann - Goodreads
Very insightful and beautifully written. A piece of writing that speaks to me in my deepest of hurt and darkest of moments. Author spills it all on the various emotions and paradoxes of loss and grief, followed by the grace that eventually follows Read full review
Review: A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through LossUser Review - Janyre Tromp - Goodreads
A powerful story with good takeaways on how to confront catastrophic loss both in your life and the lives of others. Be prepared. It's an emotional read. Read full review
Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The End and the Beginning
Whose Loss Is Worse?
Darkness Closes In
The Silent Scream of Pain
Sailing on a Sea of Nothingness
The Amputation of the Familiar Self
Why Nfil Me?
Forgive and Remember
The Absence of God
Life Has the Final Word
A Community of Brokenness
The Cloud of Witnesses
Heritage in a Graveyard
A Sudden Halt to Business As Usual
The Terror of Randomness