A Grace Disguised

Author: Gerald Lawson Sittser
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310219316
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"The experience of loss does not have to be the defining moment of our lives", writes Gerald Sittser. "Instead, the defining moment can be our response to the loss. It is not what happens to us that matters so much as what happens in us". Sittser knows. A tragic accident introduced him to loss of a magnitude few of us encounter. But this is not a book about one man's sorrow. It's about the grace that can transform us in the midst of sorrow. For those experiencing loss, A Grace Disguised offers a compassionate, deeply affirming message of hope, richness in living, and joy not after the darkness, but even in the midst of it. Now in softcover.

A Grace Disguised

Author: Jerry L. Sittser
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310319447
Format: PDF
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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.

A Grace Revealed

Author: Jerry L. Sittser
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310411912
Format: PDF, ePub
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Twenty years ago, Jerry Sittser lost his daughter, wife, and mother in a car accident. He chronicled that tragic experience in A Grace Disguised, a book that has become a classic on the topic of grief and loss. Now he asks: How do we live meaningfully, even fruitfully, in this world and at the same time long for heaven? How do we respond to the paradox of being a new creature in Christ even though we don’t always feel or act like one? How can we trust God is involved in our story when our circumstances seem to say he isn’t? While A Grace Disguised explored how the soul grows through loss, A Grace Revealed brings the story of Sittser’s family full circle, revealing God’s redeeming work in the midst of circumstances that could easily have destroyed them. As Sittser reminds us, our lives tell a good story after all. A Grace Revealed will helps us understand and trust that God is writing a beautiful story in our own lives.

When God Doesn t Answer Your Prayer

Author: Jerry Sittser
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310272688
Format: PDF, ePub
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When disaster strikes, when grief shatters us---what are we to make of prayer? Many of us have experienced some amazing answers, but what about when God seems to turn a deaf ear? Drawing from his own crushing experience, Jerry Sittser affirms the greatness of God s love in the face of unanswered prayer."

Lament for a Son

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802802941
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A loving father explores with honesty and intensity all facets of his grief at the death of his 25-year-old son.

Love One Another

Author: Gerald L. Sittser
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830876228
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Love one another. It's one of the greatest, simplest and most difficult commands Jesus gave. And when it comes to the church, sometimes it seems impossible. How can we achieve unity within the diversity of the body of Christ? Gerald Sittser examines the "one another" statements throughout the New Testament to distill much- needed biblical wisdom for loving each other even in the midst of controversies and stalemates. Speaking from his own pastoral experience with the best and worst of church life, Sittser helps us understand more fully what the love Jesus commanded actually requires and shows us how to live it out-through struggle, servanthood, compromise and sacrifice.

Grace for the Widow

Author: Joyce Rogers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805448462
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Joyce Rogers, a recently widowed, highly respected woman of faith, helps others with profound and practical tips on how to weather the pain of loss and see God's plan for the future.

The Will of God as a Way of Life

Author: Jerry L. Sittser
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310864769
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical help for understanding and following God’s will for your life“God has a plan for our lives,” but what does that mean in practical terms? How do we know God’s will for important life decisions, like who to marry, what job to take, what church to join? How can we be free if God has a perfect plan for us? Does suffering mean we are off track? How exactly does God speak?Author Jerry Sittser explores these questions and offers a biblically based approach that is truly liberating. No matter what decisions we’ve already made, he points out that it is still possible to live out God’s perfect will—even if we think we’ve married the wrong person, chosen the wrong career, or landed in some kind of serious trouble.This new edition includes study questions designed to help individuals or groups who are faced with decisions—large or small.

When You Lose Someone You Love

Author: Richard Exley
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434702494
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There is nothing more devastating than the death of a loved one. And whether it comes suddenly and unexpectedly, or at the end of a long and painful illness, every death is experienced anew, a shocking loss that takes our breath away and leaves us disoriented and lost. Grief is mysterious, misunderstood, and experienced differently from individual to individual, yet there are certain universal elements. In this compassionate epistolary handbook on grief, a pastor offers comfort and understanding to a man suffering a profound loss, showing grief as a healthy process that God can use to mend broken hearts. Revised and updated, this twentieth-anniversary edition features prayers and scripture meditation, as well as a new introduction and epilogue. Simple, profound, personal, compassionate … When You Lose Someone You Love tenderly walks the grief-stricken through sorrow to peace and, eventually, renewed joy.

Recovering from Losses in Life

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781441200532
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Life is marked by a variety of losses, says certified trauma specialist H. Norman Wright. Some are life-changing, such as leaving home, the effects of natural disasters or war, the death of a loved one, or divorce. Others are subtle, such as changing jobs, moving, or a broken friendship. But whether readers encounter family, personal, or community disaster, there is always potential for change, growth, new insight, understanding, and refinement. Writing from his own experience, Wright covers such issues as the meaning of grief, blaming God, and learning how to express and share in times of loss. Now repackaged and updated with additional material, Recovering from Losses in Life will help readers find hope in difficult times. Study questions included.