A Grace Disguised
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A Grace Disguised : How the Soul Grows Through Loss

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 185.42 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • ZONDERVAN
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Enlarged
  • Enlarged edition
  • 0310258952
  • 9780310258957
  • 15,257

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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.show more

About Jerry L. Sittser

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.show more

Customer reviews

This book is truly a must read for any who have suffered bereavement of a loved one. It is honest and comprehensive giving questions and answers to so many of those questions that assail us when faced with the unthinkable. A Grace Disguised addresses many of the issues we are confronted with and leads us into a place of healing. I will be buying many copies of this book to pass on to friends!show more
by CATHERINE WEDGWOOD