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A Grace Disguised

A Grace Disguised
Author : Jerry L. Sittser
Publisher : Zondervan
Release Date : 2009-05-18
Category : Religion
Total pages :224
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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 Disguised

A Grace Disguised
Author : Gerald Lawson Sittser
Publisher : Zondervan
Release Date : 1998-01-16
Category : Bereavement
Total pages :190
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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 Revised and Expanded

A Grace Disguised Revised and Expanded
Author : Mr Jerry L Sittser
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2021-11-16
Category :
Total pages :240
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A revised edition of this classic bestseller which shares with deep compassion what it is to go through sorrow, whether due to illness, divorce, or the loss of someone we love. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life.

A Grace Revealed

A Grace Revealed
Author : Jerry L. Sittser
Publisher : Zondervan
Release Date : 2012-10-09
Category : Religion
Total pages :272
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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.

Grace Disguised

Grace Disguised
Author : Jerry Sittser,Zondervan Publishing
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2005-01-01
Category : Bereavement
Total pages :224
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Loss came suddenly for Gerald 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. This book plumbs the depths of our sorrows, 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.

Resilient Faith

Resilient Faith
Author : Gerald L. Sittser
Publisher : Brazos Press
Release Date : 2019-10-15
Category : Religion
Total pages :240
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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.

When Your Rope Breaks

When Your Rope Breaks
Author : Ruth Graham,Jerry L. Sittser,Joni Eareckson Tada
Publisher : Zondervan
Release Date : 2009-12-15
Category : Religion
Total pages :96
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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.

Water from a Deep Well

Water from a Deep Well
Author : Gerald L. Sittser
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release Date : 2013-05-23
Category : Religion
Total pages :351
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In Rome in A.D. 165, two men named Carpus and Papylus stood before the proconsul of Pergamum, charged with the crime of being Christians. Not even torture could make them deny Christ, so they were burned alive. Is my faithfulness as strong? In the fifth century, Melania the Younger and her husband, Pinian, distributed their enormous wealth to the poor and intentionally practiced the discipline of renunciation. Could living more simply deepen my trust in God? In the sixteen hundreds, Philipp Jakob Spener's love for the Word of God and his desire to help people apply the Bible to their life moved him to start "Colleges of Piety," or small groups. In what ways could commitment to community make me more like Christ? The history of the church has shaped what our faith and practice are like today. It's tempting to think that the way we do things now is best, but history also has much to teach us about what we've forgotten. In Water from a Deep Well, Gerald Sittser opens to us the rich history of spirituality, letting us gaze at the practices and stories of believers from the past who had the same thirst for God that we do today. As we see their deep faith through his vibrant narratives, we may discover that old ways can bring new life to our own spirituality.

A Woman's Pilgrimage of Faith

A Woman's Pilgrimage of Faith
Author : Sheila Cragg
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1999
Category : Religion
Total pages :254
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Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.... Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. --Hebrews 10:21-24 Every Christian experiences times when faith is hard to come by. When God seems as remote as the deliverance we seek. These times of spiritual crisis can deeply alter your life--for better or for worse. With this book Sheila Cragg wants to guide you in making it a change for the better, one day at a time. Whether your spiritual pilgrimage has just begun or you are well on your journey with God, the sensitive perspective, daily Bible study, tender prayer times, and the journaling within these pages can help you work through the emotions of a spiritual crisis--whenever it comes--and develop a deeper faith. A faith that can deal with heartache, doubt, and despair, and yet maintain its trust in God. When you're in spiritual shock, this book will show you how to safely endure it. When denial comes, you'll discover how to be realistic about your pain and still place your confidence in the Lord. When you feel angry, here is help for keeping that anger from controlling and destroying you. If you experience guilt or shame, you'll encounter the good news of spiritual restoration, repentance, and freedom. When you come up against despair, you'll learn how God can give you a new hope in your walk with Him. And ultimately, you'll discover that not only is Christ the redeemer of your soul, but of your earthly sorrows, too. The one who gives your spiritual recovery possibility, your peace a reality, your suffering meaning--and your pilgrimage a purpose.

The Adventure

The Adventure
Author : Gerald L. Sittser
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release Date : 1985-11-13
Category : Religion
Total pages :238
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In this discipleship classic, Jerry Sittser uses memorable stories to illustrate how a simple effort to understand discipleship as an adventure can create a paradigm shift in your understanding of the Christian life.

Pictures Your Heart Remembers

Pictures Your Heart Remembers
Author : John Trent
Publisher : Waterbrook Press
Release Date : 2000-07-18
Category : Religion
Total pages :256
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The counselor and author shares his plan for using the images or "pictures" we store up from the past to improve relationships with family, friends, and God. Original.

After the Loss of a Child

After the Loss of a Child
Author : Monica Hofer
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2015-06-01
Category :
Total pages :126
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..". Powerfully tender, heartfelt and gripping." A heartfelt collection of poems about a mother's journey towards acceptance, understanding, and hope. Bereaved parents will be comforted in knowing they are not alone in their sorrow and anguish. On reading, those who have loved and lost, will find reassurance in knowing that they are not alone as they pass through this suffering, not alone in their intense yearnings to have their baby back and in their trepidation as they face each "first" first birthday, first Thanksgiving, first Christmas. Through nature and the author's personal encounters along her journey, the bereaved are encouraged to find meaning after loss.

Love One Another

Love One Another
Author : Gerald L. Sittser
Publisher : IVP Books
Release Date : 2008-04-08
Category : Religion
Total pages :189
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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.

Collision with Joy

Collision with Joy
Author : Melody Richards
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release Date : 2014-02
Category : Religion
Total pages :174
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Melody Richards is personally acquainted with grief but she is also intimately acquainted with the Lord Jesus Christ. You will be lovingly counseled and deeply consoled as you journey with her through the death of her daughter. The reality of Heaven will come through in living color as she envisions her daughter in the presence of Jesus. But then you will be brought back to earth, back to the sorrow of a mother's heart, to see the very real comfort the Lord provides and the transforming power of living with a great hope. Charles Morris, President of Haven Ministries, and Janet Morris, authors of Saving a Life and Jesus in the Midst of Success. Melody Richards paints a picture of loss that includes both pain and victory. Melody sees the whole picture because she has eternity in view, not just the now. Her book is a life-changer. Jan Markell, Founder, President of Olive Tree Ministries and Host of Understanding the Times One of the worst losses there is occurs when a mother loses a child. Melody describes the loss, exploring the devastation and plumbing the depths of her emotions. But she does more than that. Her book also provides instruction and hope. I was especially intrigued by how she finds hope. Throughout the book she takes short visits to Heaven, imaging her sweet daughter, Danielle, experiencing the bliss and peace and comfort of finally being home. That home empowered Melody to make her home in a world of suffering and pain. Hope indeed! I was moved by her account. I trust readers will be, too. Jerry Sittser, Professor of Theology and author of A Grace Disguised and A Grace Revealed Melody Richards, MA, LPCC is a counselor, speaker and founder of Hope Renewed Counseling. As a pastor's daughter, she developed an early love for Jesus and God's Word. Those values remained a priority as she raised her three children. She is passionate about pointing people to true hope and inspiring young people to make positive choices. Melody communicates with empowering energy, credibility and warmth. For more information visit www.hoperenewedcounseling.net

Mommy Paints the Sky

Mommy Paints the Sky
Author : Danny Oertli
Publisher : Navpress Publishing Group
Release Date : 2004
Category : Religion
Total pages :159
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A moving tribute, singer and songwriter Danny Oertli tells the story of his wife Cyndi's battle with cancer. When she dies after eight years of fighting the disease, Danny and their two young children see that there is a special place in heaven for their wife and mother.