Going Through Grief with the Family of God (Sittser)

One of my favorite resources on grief and sorrow in the Christian life is "A Grace Disguised" by Jerry Sittser. Jerry lost his daughter, wife, and mother in a single car crash. The story is beyond sad. But the story has Christian hope in it as well. The book isn't a theology of suffering. It's… Continue reading Going Through Grief with the Family of God (Sittser)

The Good In Sorrow (!?!)

I certainly don't know all the thoughts and feelings of other Christians as they've suffered hard through trial and affliction. But I do know that some Christians have remarked that God blessed them greatly during their suffering. Sometimes when we suffer we experience the comforting presence of God in an unexplicable way. Other times God's… Continue reading The Good In Sorrow (!?!)

The Sweet Bitterness of Grief

I mentioned this excellent book awhile back: A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser.  He wrote it after he lost his mother, wife, and daughter in a car accident.  On the topic of grief this book is one of the best.  Here’s a quote that got my attention in a big way: “The accident itself bewilders… Continue reading The Sweet Bitterness of Grief

Grief, Grace, and Growing

A friend from church recently told me about this book that has to do with grief: Jerry Sittser’s A Grace Disguised (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995, 2004). This book is the outcome of Sittser’s deep, dark, emotional, and faith-filled fight with grief after he lost his mother, young daughter, and wife in a single car accident. … Continue reading Grief, Grace, and Growing