A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss

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Zondervan, 2004 - Religion - 224 pages
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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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One of the best books I have ever read on grief. Read full review

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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

Contents

Preface to the Expanded Edition
13
Preface to the First Edition
17
The End and the Beginning
25
Whose Loss Is Worse?
31
Darkness Closes In
43
The Silent Scream of Pain
55
Sailing on a Sea of Nothingness
65
The Amputation of the Familiar Self
80
Why Nfil Me?
120
Forgive and Remember
131
The Absence of God
148
Life Has the Final Word
163
A Community of Brokenness
171
The Cloud of Witnesses
186
Heritage in a Graveyard
195
Epilogue
202

A Sudden Halt to Business As Usual
93
The Terror of Randomness
107
Notes
213
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About the author (2004)

Jerry Sittser is Professor and Chair of Theology at Whitworth University. He holds a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a doctorate in the history of Christianity from the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including A Grace Disguised and The Will of God as a Way of Life. Married to Patricia, he is the father of three children and two step-children, all grown. SPANISH BIO: Gerald L. Sittser es profesor de religion y filosofia en Whitworth College en Spokane, Washington. Ostenta un titulo de maestro en divinidades obtenido en el Seminario Teologico Fuller y un doctorado en historia de la Universidad de Chicago. Es escritor de muchos libros incluyendo. Cuando Dios No Contesta tu Oracion. Y La Voluntad de Dios Como una Salida de la Vida.

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