A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss

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Zondervan, Jan 16, 1998 - Bereavement - 190 pages
Loss came suddenly for Gerald Sittser. In an instant, a tragic accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience loss in such a catastrophic form, 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 our sorrows, 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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This is a most inspirational and encouraging book. Dr. Sittser lost his wife, daughter, and mother in a collision with a drunk driver. This book is his story of recovery and God's grace in and through ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
11
The End and the Beginning
17
Whose Loss Is Worse?
23
Darkness Closes In
33
The Silent Scream of Pain
44
Sailing on a Sea of Nothingness
55
The Amputation of the Familiar Self
69
A Sudden Halt to Business As Usual
82
Why Not Me?
106
Forgive and Remember
116
The Absence of God
133
Life Has the Final Word
147
A Community of Brokenness
153
The Cloud of Witnesses
168
Heritage in a Graveyard
177
Notes
183

The Terror of Randomness
94

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