A Grace Disguised Book
Score: 4.5
From 48 Ratings

A Grace Disguised


  • Author : Jerry L. Sittser
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310319443

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A Grace Disguised Excerpt :

With vulnerability and honesty, Jerry Sittser walks through his own grief and loss to show that new life is possible--one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings. 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 the grace that transforms it. Whether your suffering has come in the form of short-term illness, chronic illness, disability, divorce, rape, emotional abuse, physical or sexual abuse, chronic unemployment, crushing disappointment, mental illness, or the loss of someone you love, Sittser will help you put your thoughts into words in a way that will guide you deeper into your own healing process. A Grace Disguised plumbs the depths of our sorrows, asks questions many people are afraid to ask, and provides hope in its answers: Will the pain ever subside? Will my life ever be good again? Will the depression ever lift? Will I ever overcome the bitterness I feel? What is God's plan in all of this? 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.

A Grace Disguised Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

A Grace Disguised


  • Author : Gerald Lawson Sittser
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 1998-01-16
  • Genre: Bereavement
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0310219310

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A Grace Disguised Excerpt :

"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.

Dark Clouds  Deep Mercy Book

Dark Clouds Deep Mercy


  • Author : Mark Vroegop
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433561511

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Dark Clouds Deep Mercy Excerpt :

Lament is how you live between the poles of a hard life and trusting God’s goodness. Lament is how we bring our sorrow to God—but it is a neglected dimension of the Christian life for many Christians today. We need to recover the practice of honest spiritual struggle that gives us permission to vocalize our pain and wrestle with our sorrow. Lament avoids trite answers and quick solutions, progressively moving us toward deeper worship and trust. Exploring how the Bible—through the psalms of lament and the book of Lamentations—gives voice to our pain, this book invites us to grieve, struggle, and tap into the rich reservoir of grace and mercy God offers in the darkest moments of our lives.

Discerning Grace  The White Sails Series Book 1  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Discerning Grace The White Sails Series Book 1


  • Author : Emma Lombard
  • Publisher : Emma Lombard
  • Release Date : 2021-02-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9781393725831

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Discerning Grace The White Sails Series Book 1 Excerpt :

Slow-burn historical women’s fiction with a splash of romance—think: the love child of books like Bridgerton mixed with Pirates of the Caribbean. As the first full-length novel in The White Sails Series, DISCERNING GRACE captures the spirit of an independent woman whose feminine lens blows the ordered patriarchal decks of a 19th century tall ship to smithereens. Wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence and dead-mouse stink. Discovering she is a pawn in an arrangement between slobbery Silverton and her calculating father, Grace is devastated when Silverton reveals his true callous nature. Refusing this fate, Grace resolves to stow away. Heading to the docks, disguised as a lad to ease her escape, she encounters smooth-talking naval recruiter, Gilly, who lures her aboard HMS Discerning with promises of freedom and exploration in South America. When Grace's big mouth lands her bare-bottomed over a cannon for insubordination, her identity is exposed. The captain wants her back in London but his orders, to chart the icy archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, forbid it. Lieutenant Seamus Fitzwilliam gallantly offers to take Grace off the fretting captain's hands by placing her under his protection. Grace must now win over the crew she betrayed with her secret, while managing her feelings towards her taciturn protector, whose obstinate chivalry stifles her new-found independence. But when Grace disregards Lieutenant Fitzwilliam's warnings about the dangers of the unexplored archipelago, it costs a friend his life and she realises she is not as free as she believes. DISCERNING GRACE is historical women's fiction that will appeal to fans of Claire Fraser from Outlander and Demelza Poldark from Poldark—in other words, fans of feisty historical female leads. It is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. The White Sails Series complete collection box set features one sassy heroine aboard a ship full of sailors. Prepare for historical romance fu

Resilient Faith Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Resilient Faith


  • Author : Gerald L. Sittser
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493419982

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Resilient Faith Excerpt :

In our Western, post-Christendom society, much of Christianity's cultural power, privilege, and influence has eroded. But all is not lost, says bestselling author Gerald Sittser. Although the church is concerned and sobered by this cultural shift, it is also curious and teachable. Sittser shows how the early church offers wisdom for responding creatively to the West's increasing secularization. The early Christian movement was surprisingly influential and successful in the Roman world, and so different from its two main rivals--traditional religion and Judaism--that Rome identified it as a "third way." Early Christians immersed themselves in the empire without significant accommodation to or isolation from the culture. They confessed Jesus as Lord and formed disciples accordingly, which helped the church grow in numbers and influence. Sittser explores how Christians today can learn from this third way and respond faithfully, creatively, and winsomely to a world that sees Christianity as largely obsolete. Each chapter introduces historical figures, ancient texts, practices, and institutions to explain and explore the third way of the Jesus movement, which, surprising everyone, changed the world.

Eat this Book Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Eat this Book


  • Author : Eugene H. Peterson
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802832634

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Eat this Book Excerpt :

Presents the second volume in Eugene Peterson's series on Spiritual Theology and is entitled "Eat This Book." Becomes a conversation about spiritual reading and the nature of language as well as the ancient practice of "lectio divina," and the place of Scripture translations.

Unshakeable Book

Unshakeable


  • Author : Christine Caine
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310090885

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Unshakeable Excerpt :

God is bigger than your current story. Bigger than fear or shame or that voice in your head that whispers that you are not enough, too broken, or too flawed. Join Him in a closer relationship--one rooted in truth and Unshakeable. In this daily devotional Christine Caine encourages you to find confidence to live as the person God created you to be. Unshakeable is a great 365-day devotional, if you want to: Learn from inspiring personal stories and powerful scripture that will equip you to live boldly and courageously Discover how to fully trust our faithful God Be inspired to activate living your life on mission Everything in our world that can be shaken will be shaken. And yet, the Bible assures us it doesn't matter what happens politically, morally, socially, or economically in the world around us if we have Christ in us--if we have the kingdom of God within us--because His kingdom is Unshakeable.

Faith and Other Flat Tires Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Faith and Other Flat Tires


  • Author : Andrea Palpant Dilley
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310587088

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Faith and Other Flat Tires Excerpt :

At age twenty-one, Andrea Palpant Dilley stripped the Christian fish decal off her car bumper in a symbolic act of departure from her religious childhood. At twenty-three, she left the church and went searching for refugein the company of men who left her lonely and friends who pushed the boundaries of what she once held sacred. In this deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does a good God allow suffering? Why is God so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does the church seem so dysfunctional? Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with?

Grieving Forward  Death Happened  Now What  Book

Grieving Forward Death Happened Now What


  • Author : Cathy Clough
  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617770241

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Grieving Forward Death Happened Now What Excerpt :

It happened and it hurts. You realize it, but you can't believe it yet. The tears start coming and you wonder if you'll ever be able to function normally again. Fortunately, the grief journey, like any other process in life, can be learned. Even though it doesn't feel like it right now, healing is possible. Together we will explore:  The 5 needs of every griever.  How to deal with: normal grief guilt, normal grief anger, normal grief depression-and the 'dumb' things people say.  Sorting, saving and purging your loved one's belongings-without regret.  The importance of having a plan for holidays, special days and the anniversary of the death.  What it means to create a 'New Normal.'  How to navigate the path of grief, with all of its pitfalls and potholes, twists and turns, all the way to the destination of healing, acceptance and new beginnings.

Necessary Losses Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Necessary Losses


  • Author : Judith Viorst
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439134863

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Necessary Losses Excerpt :

From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go. Drawing on psychoanalysis, literature, and personal experience, Necessary Losses is a philosophy for understanding and accepting life’s inevitabilities. In Necessary Losses, Judith Viorst turns her considerable talents to a serious and far-reaching subject: how we grow and change through the losses that are a certain and necessary part of life. She argues persuasively that through the loss of our mothers’ protection, the loss of the impossible expectations we bring to relationships, the loss of our younger selves, and the loss of our loved ones through separation and death, we gain deeper perspective, true maturity, and fuller wisdom about life. She has written a book that is both life affirming and life changing.

Reflections of a Grieving Spouse Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Reflections of a Grieving Spouse


  • Author : H. Norman Wright
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780736933995

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Reflections of a Grieving Spouse Excerpt :

When author and counselor H. Norman Wright’s beloved wife, Joyce, passed away, he grieved the loss of his partner and the life they shared. Even in his state of sorrow, he knew he had to find a way to live without Joyce, to forge a hopeful path, and to move forward in God’s grace and strength. With vulnerability and emotional insight, Norm shares from his deeply personal journey and illuminates the way back to living when someone you love is gone. Readers who have lost their spouse will discover support and guidance as they work through anger, including anger at God, to ease toward God’s peace move away from denial and “what ifs” to move forward allow memories to provide comfort without getting stuck in the past create a healthy new, daily routine to care for themselves turn their new identity and life over to God’s leading and mercy This tender and inspirational book will help any reader who is grieving or who is walking alongside a grieving friend.

Graceling Book
Score: 4
From 404 Ratings

Graceling


  • Author : Kristin Cashore
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 015206396X

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Graceling Excerpt :

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

Letters from My Father s Murderer Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Letters from My Father s Murderer


  • Author : Laurie Coombs
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-06-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780825442292

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Letters from My Father s Murderer Excerpt :

An extraordinary true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of God When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs and her family sought justice—and found it. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn’t control. It was the call to love and forgive her father’s murderer that set her, the murderer, and several other inmates on the journey that would truly change their lives forever. This compelling story of transformation will touch the deepest wounds and show how God can redeem what seems unredeemable.

21 Days to Childlike Prayer Book

21 Days to Childlike Prayer


  • Author : Jed Coppenger
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-01-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780736984126

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21 Days to Childlike Prayer Excerpt :

“21 Days to Childlike Prayer makes you want to pray.” —Donald S. Whitney, author of Praying the Bible Childlike Prayer Is Life-Changing Prayer God doesn’t need great prayers to do great things. When you speak to Him in simple, trusting faith, you find yourself in a new story where anything is possible, where you always get what’s best, and where your problems become opportunities for a greater experience of Jesus. In 21 Days to Childlike Prayer, you’ll witness how God responds in power and love to your specific prayers. As you dive into what the Bible says about communing with God, you will… identify what prayer is, how it can change you, and what major prayer pathways are laid out in Scripture learn easy-to-remember prayer strategies that help you overcome challenges and pursue goals discover inspiring true examples—both biblical and contemporary—of God’s miraculous answers to his people’s prayers This concise 3-week devotional journey will show you how to turn your daily worries, frustrations, and dreams into prayers throughout your Christian life. This transformative resource is perfect for individual and group study, empowering you to be intentional—and fruitful—in your time with God.

Grievers Ask Book

Grievers Ask


  • Author : Harold Ivan Smith
  • Publisher : Augsburg Books
  • Release Date : 2023-01-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 1451409451

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Grievers Ask Excerpt :

In his counseling work, Harold Ivan Smith has heard most of the questions--even the most obscure, personal, and difficult ones--that occur to grievers as they process their loss. Here he compiles more than 150 common questions, explores the emotions behind them, and provides clear and forthright responses. Whether readers find the answers they seek, new perspectives to ponder, or comfort from knowing that others ask similar questions, this valuable resource will guide individuals who are in the midst of grief and those who wish to provide comfort.