Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way (Paperback)

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Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way (Paperback)


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Join New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist as she invites you to experience the precious gifts and wisdom that only come the hard way--through change, loss, and transition.

In this collection of poignant essays, Shauna reflects on her own journey of making peace with change, the nuanced mix of excitement and heartbreak that comes with it, and the practices that offer us strength and hope along the way.

When life comes at us in waves, our first instinct is to dig in our heels and control what we can. A keen observer of life with a lyrical voice, Shauna offers another way--the way of letting the waves carry us into a deeper awareness of God's presence in our lives, even in the midst of turmoil.

Drawing from her own experiences in a season of pain and chaos, Shauna shares her deeply personal struggles with:

  • Difficult moves
  • Career changes
  • Marital stress
  • Financial worries
  • Life-altering loss

With honesty and hope, Shauna beautifully unwraps the complicated truth that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful, that there is a moment of lightness even on the darkest of nights, and that rejoicing is no less meaningful when it contains a splinter of sadness. A tribute to life at the edges, Bittersweet is a love letter to the bittersweet and sacred work that change does in us all.

Praise for Bittersweet:

Bittersweet is so delicious I wanted to douse it in butter and syrup and eat the whole thing. I fell into a deep and genuine depression when I read the last word and there were no more. Be kind and please treat yourself to this book. It is lovely and hilarious and poignant in all the best ways that make me so deliriously happy as a reader. --Jen Hatmaker, speaker and bestselling author of Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire and For the Love

Product Details ISBN: 9780310360810
ISBN-10: 0310360811
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: April 28th, 2020
Pages: 256
Language: English