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Publication Date: 2009
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.
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.
BradSolway MNAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Good read for young Pastors and internsMarch 29, 2013BradSolway MNAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I bought this book thinking of people serving in lay counseling ministry but found it a great fit for our intern program for pastor and elder ministry.