A Grace Disguised A Fork In The Road


Read Sittser’s analogy of LOSS and a tree stump on p. 42-42 of A Grace Disguised.

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:

How The Soul Grows Through Loss

Where Is He?

Choose To Not Be Blue: Part Two

4 Ways To Best Help The Bereaved

How Do We Describe Grief?

3 Things To Consider

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?


4 thoughts on “A Grace Disguised A Fork In The Road

  1. Dearest Joan,
    This book saved me after my mother’s tragic death last year. You recommended it to me and for that I am forever grateful!

  2. Hi Claire!!! SO great to hear from you again! I’m thankful the book helped you in response to your Mother’s death… Loss is so hard no matter how we look at it, but when we are still here, left to “survive” the loss, Sittser’s book can be like being thrown a life preserver! Sending you warm hugs, Claire.
    P.S. I sure hope you get a chance to visit Taylor Read’s Shelter soon! As you know, it’s on the VA Creeper Trail, about 8 miles from Abingdon trailhead, at Alvaredo Station…it’s truly amazing & already proving to be a shelter from the storms of life for many!

  3. Wish i would of known about this book when my poppa passed it took 3 years for me to come out of my depression.
    I know he is with God and I will see him again.
    Thank you for all your help and inspiration.

  4. Thank you for posting your comment here on my Pages! I can only guess how hard it was for you when your Poppa passed. My two grandfathers died when I was only 2 years old, so I didn’t really experience the death of a closed loved one until I was a young adult. Keep coming by my Pages From Joan!

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