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
9
The End and the Beginning
15
Whose Loss Is Worse?
22
Darkness Closes In
31
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
80
Why Not Me?
106
Forgive and Remember
116
The Absence of God
133
Life Has the Final Word
146
A Community of Brokenness
153
The Cloud of Witnesses
168
Heritage in a Graveyard
175
Notes
183

The Terror of Randomness
94

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