My latest post entitled How The Soul Grows Through Loss is the subtitle for Jerry Sittser’s book called A Grace Disguised. Since so many were inspired by our dear friends, The Read’s journey as well as Sittser’s story about a tree stump, (p. 42-43) I wanted to offer some more resources surrounding this author and his life story which changed forever in the Fall of 1991. His book has been translated into more than 15 languages.
I recently heard a short radio interview where Sittser tells his story and offers up thoughts about how there is a cost with unforgiveness. He also states that ALL irreversible LOSS is BAD, whether it be divorce, the death of a loved one, a wayward child, a serious illness, or any other loss we can imagine. Click here to listen to this 8 minute interview. If interested, please note that the radio interview is followed by several very pertinent talks by this author. I took time to listen to some of them and found them very useful.
As I have stated in earlier posts, I first learned of this book A Grace Disguised: How The Soul Grows Through Loss, ten years after it was published. And yet, I have returned to it again and again since first discovering it after the death of our friend, Jil in 2005. Click on the following links if you missed some of my earlier posts that mention this book:
None of us knows what tomorrow will bring. My Mama used to say that if we knew what was around the corner, we wouldn’t get up in the morning. In addition to telling his story, Sittser offers much hope for this life we are living. If you would like to get a used copy to read and keep in your personal library, starting around $3.50 +S/H, click here.
How are you and I nurturing our souls today?