By sharing personal experiences, the author shows how responding to loss can be a way to greater depth, compassion, joy, and appreciation of simple blessings....
©2009 Jerry Sittser (P)2011 Zondervan
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This is a very thoughtful and inspiring book written to people in general dealing with grief, with a Christian emphasis.
I was pleased to hear the author, at least throughout the beginning and middle of the book, acknowledge randomness and chance in the world especially in his significant experience of loss. However, I believe it was in chapter 12 that he claimed God's sovereignty of "total control" of all events of life. This appeal to sovereignty was not an isolated event and in following chapters he made the same claims. I hardly think appealing to meticulous sovereignty is helpful to non-Christians and even for many Christians this is controversial, though we have come to understand that this provides them with a level of comfort in their grief. I'd much rather have had him offer an explanation of how grief can be endured in light of God NOT in "total control."
I downloaded this book when I heard my Pastor mention it in a sermon last year. I was going through the beginning stages of my separation/divorce and was experiencing tremendous grief, sadness and pain. This book really validated my feelings regarding the whirlwind of emotion I was experiencing and helped heal my heart and help me understand the journey through ANY kind of loss. I would recommend this book to anyone suffering from a loss in their life. This book offers comfort through Jerry Sittser's own personal experience as well as his belief in God and the bible as well as other spiritual teachings. Definitely instrumental in my own grieving process.
His voice and tone were very comforting and reassuring.
I cried quite a bit. This book really touched my heart... it helped me acknowledge my emotions, validate them, sit with them and move through them with peace and understanding.
Deep insight into dealing with loss
I liked the raw honesty of the author
win or lose?
Sittser has excellent insight.
I have never tried buying a required text from my school study in audio form. This is the 1st time and turns out excellent. May from YVR, Canada.
Yes, this was an amazing testament to the power of Grace and the Faith in most assuredly the lowest point in a person's life. It is a very real and eloquently told story of loss and pain and how to pass through it with purpose and grace.
i want to listen to "Thru the eyes of a Lion" - I think they will be similar.
This is my first book of his.
I've passed this on to a friend who experienced a similar loss and she was spellbound and moved beyond words.
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