A Grace Disguised (Une grâce déguisée)
How the soul grows through loss
In an instant, a tragic traffic accident takes the lives of three generations of women: a mother, a wife and a daughter. Although most of us will not experience a similar loss in our lifetime, we will all inevitably experience grief and death at some point in our lives. In telling his story, Jerry Sittser reminds us that it is not the experience of grief that is crucial in our life, but rather how we respond to grief. This reaction will affect the quality, direction and scope of our life.
In telling his story, Jerry Sittser reminds us that it is not the experience of grief that is crucial in our life, but rather how we respond to grief. This reaction will affect the quality, direction and scope of our life. The author tells us that the power of the grieving response is about the choices we make, the grace we receive, and ultimately the transformation we undergo.
Table of contents
Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. The End and the Beginning
2. What is the worst loss?
3. Darkness Approaches
4. The silent howl of pain
5. Navigating a Sea of Nothingness
6. Familiar Ego Amputation
7. Abrupt stop in usual activity
8. Terror in the face of randomness
9. Why not me?
10. Forgive and Remember
11. The Absence of God
12. Life has the last word
13. A Community of Broken People
14. The Cloud of Witnesses
15. Legacy in a Cemetery
Questions to Study
Original title : A Grace Disguised
Author : Jerry Sittser
Publication : 2014
ISBN : 978-2-89082-219-1
Pages : 233
Dimensions : 5.4 "x 8.3"
Format : paperback