Jerry SittserZondervan / 2004 / HardcoverOur Price$12.995 out of 5 stars for A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss, Expanded Edition. View reviews of this product. 37 Reviews
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Mary5 Stars Out Of 5Gaining Wisdom through LossFebruary 25, 2019MaryJerry Sittser walks us through his tragic loss of mother, wife and daughter in one accident which left him the father of three little children, all of whom witnessed it. At the beginning of the book, he assures all readers that everyone experiences loss - it's part of life - however, you cannot rank it. It is personal and valid for each individual, whether it is from death, divorce, loss of a job, etc. This book is easy to read but so full of wisdom it must be read a second time. Truly God's grace is sufficient in all of our losses if we make the choice to go/grow through it in His strength.
Mom of SonsTexasAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5LifelineJuly 15, 2016Mom of SonsTexasAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This was the first book I could read after the tragic death of my college age son. When I could not sleep I would read/or listen to this book. Knowing that he was able to make it to the other side of the valley of death, gave me some small glimpse of light, in a very dark time of my life.
BudS5 Stars Out Of 5A life changing book.April 13, 2015BudSQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A friend recommend this book to me, after I lost my wife to Alzheimer's. I had felt a change in me as I began to emerge from my grief, but I couldn't explain the change. This book nailed it, the Holy Spirit in me had expanded and I could feel it in my chest.
I was so taken by what it told me, that I taught a three week class on it at church and provided a copy of the book to each person who attended. I had seventeen attend.
HopeAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful ResourcesOctober 11, 2013HopeAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Although it seems like this isn't a particularly well known book when I ask others if they have read it, I think it is one of the best books addressing grief available.
Someone had recommended it to me and I happened to end up reading it not long before someone close to me died. Although my education is in the counseling field, and I have read numerous books on grief, as well as walked through the loss of many others close to me prior, I was grateful to have just read Sittser's book.
I was grateful I had read this prior to that particular death, though, as I think reading the extent of the loss that Sittser walked through might have been difficult when in the middle of processing your own grief.
However it is a book to return to over and over, whether you've lost someone or not.
What I really liked, though, is that Sittser's book really contains valuable principles that transfer to loss in general, not just death - meaning chronic/severe illness, etc. as well.
It is truly an exceptional gem and worth reading and returning to over and over.
KenRChicago, ILAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Book!April 9, 2013KenRChicago, ILAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a very touching book. The Author shares his own personal experience of losing 3 family members in an auto accident. There is an excellent chapter on God's grace and another on Forgiveness. I recommend this book to anyone. I was blessed to read this book, I felt drawn closer to the Lord.