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 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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Review: A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through LossUser Review - Charles Thornton - Goodreads
One of the best books I have ever read on grief. Read full review
Review: A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through LossUser Review - Ksorb - Goodreads
A very helpful, thoughtful analysis of grief as experienced by the author when a catastrophic traffic accident killed his mother-in-law, his wife, and his youngest daughter: three generations in one ... 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