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
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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
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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 L. Sittser
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310867061
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More than a decade ago, Jerry Sittser prayed for the protection of his family, yet three of his loved ones—his daughter, his wife, and his mother—died in an automobile accident. What went wrong? “Why wasn’t my prayer answered?” he asks. “It is no longer an abstract question to me. What should we do and how should we respond when our prayers—prayers that seem right and true and good—go unanswered?”In When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer, Sittser continues exploring the issues he addressed in A Grace Disguised. He asks, “Why doesn’t God answer our prayers? What, if anything, can we do about it?” Sittser is intensely committed to exploring the Christian faith, especially when it doesn’t seem to “work.” In this thoughtful and beautifully written book, he moves beyond easy answers and religious formulas to explore the goodness and greatness of a God who cannot be controlled but can be trusted. When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer takes an honest and probing look at the problem of unanswered prayer. In doing so, it draws us ever deeper into a relationship with the God who is the end of all our prayers, the object of our faith, the one who fulfills our deepest longings.

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.

Lament for a Son

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802802941
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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.

The Will of God as a Way of Life

Author: Jerry L. Sittser
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310864769
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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.

Let Me Grieve But Not Forever

Author: Verdell Davis
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418516147
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On June 28, 1987, four Dallas-based Christian leaders were killed in an airplane crash as they were returning from a Focus on the Family retreat in Montana: George L. Clark, chairman of the board and CEO of MBank; Dr. Trevor E. Mabery, a surgeon who helped found Humana Hospital-Medical City; Hugo W. Schoelkopf III, an entrepreneur and sporting goods manufacturer; and Creath Davis, founder and director of Christian Concern Foundation. Among the losses their families shared, Creath's wife, Verdell, also lost part of her identity: No longer was she a pastor's wife, and no longer was she sure what she believed. This deeply moving book, gleaned from parts of journals that she kept during the loss of her husband, offers a source of hope and healing for anyone experiencing grief. With remarkable honesty, courage, and generosity, she shares how to examine grief and ultimately find healing in the process.

When Your Rope Breaks

Author: Ruth Graham
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310868394
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How can I go on? How much more can I take? Does God even care? If He does care, how could He allow this to happen to me? Whether it’s divorce, injury, death, financial hardship, or just plain loneliness, we all experience difficult times in our lives. In these 96 pages, bestselling authors Ruth Graham, Joni Eareckson Tada and Jerry Sittser share their own journey through life’s most difficult situations. Filled with honesty and forthrightness, this book is designed to reach those who are at the end of their rope and not sure where to turn. Content is excerpted from four bestselling titles: In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart by Ruth Graham; A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser; A Step Further and When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada.

Grace for the Widow

Author: Joyce Rogers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805448462
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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.