Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God

Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning GodIn Her Most Personal Book Yet, Popular Speaker And Bestselling Author Sarah Bessey Invites Us Into Her Long And Sometimes Miraculous Road To Recovery After A Terrible Accident And Shares How It Changed Everything She Believed About God Sarah Bessey Was In Her Sweet Spot A Popular Author, Sought After Speaker And Preacher, And An Active And Engaged Mother Of Four, Married To The Love Of Her Life Raised Within The Word Of Faith And Prosperity Movements, Which Declared That Obedience To God Led To Untold Blessings, Her Life Seemed To Prove The Preachers Of Her Childhood Were Right Then She Was In A Car Accident With Life Shattering Consequences, And Everything She Thought She Knew About God And Faith Was UpendedWeaving Together Theology And Memoir In Her Trademark Narrative Style, Sarah Tells Us The Whole Story Of The Car Accident That Changed Her Body And Ultimately Changed Her Life The Road Of Healing Leads To Rome Where She Met The Pope It S Complicated And Encountered The Holy Spirit In The Last Place She Expected She Writes About Her Miraculous Healing, Learning To Live With Chronic Pain, And The Ways God Unexpectedly Makes Us Whole In The Midst Of Suffering She Invites Us To A Path Of Knowing God That Is Filled With Ordinary Miracles, Hope In The Face Of Overwhelming Evidence To The Contrary, Surprising Holiness, And Other Completely Reasonable ThingsInsightful, Profound, And Unexpected, Miracles And Other Reasonable Things Is A Wild Spirit Filled Story Of What It Means To Live With Both Grief And Faith In Our Hands As We Wrestle With God Listen, I know I m a bit biased because I wrote it but I thought this was a pretty good book. Fantastic Full review coming for Shelf Awareness. Longer review is forthcoming, but I just finished this tonight thanks to the publisher for the ARC I cried through the benediction at the end, no surprise there I highly recommend you read it for yourself It hits the shelves on October 8 ReasonableMiracles Sarah Bessey s latest book is absolutely gorgeous She has such a big, welcoming, everyone at the table vision of God that inspires and fuels me There were several issues she wrote about in this memoir that intersect with my own experiences in really important and affecting ways, and it was much like sitting with a good friend for a chat, prayer, hugs, and a good cry. Proper review coming later after my eyes stop leaking from Sarah s benediction. I am grateful to the publisher for providing me with a free advance copy in return for an honest review To be perfectly honest, I would and will purchase this book anyway as I have followed Sarah Bessey s writing and speaking since her tinies werewell, tiny She has been a mentor and guide to me in my faith and theological journey as I have navigated being a woman in ministry in an evangelical tradition that does not always affirm the leadership of women I have journeyed with her from the I am grateful to the publisher for providing me with a free advance copy in return for an honest review To be perfectly honest, I would and will purchase this book anyway as I have followed Sarah Bessey s writing and speaking since her tinies werewell, tiny She has been a mentor and guide to me in my faith and theological journey as I have navigated being a woman in ministry in an evangelical tradition that does not always affirm the leadership of women I have journeyed with her from the emotional highs of my faith tradition to wrestling with whether there is a place for me within it She has been a thoughtful voice as I have also embraced the ministry of mothering my own tinies with all its joys and challenges.This book will persist as a favorite, from her skillful writing and phrases that had me pausing to re read to her personal stories that had me reflecting on my own Sarah s theological insights are profound as they come from her own personal stories of wresting with God through the unexpected grief and literal pains of life Many readers will relate and find solace in her journey of deconstruction and reconstruction, experiencing the God who becomes and unbecomes according to Master Eckhart Likewise, we find and lose ourselves and find our way again as what we once knew as truth falls apart and we build a new understanding of God and self from the ruins.The message I take away is this is the story of the miracle of an ordinary woman with ordinary grief and utterly ordinary suffering turning her face toward the life p 160 And yet there is nothing simply ordinary about this book It is beautiful, moving, and challenging and it is calling me to evaluate the ordinary miracles in my life and I seek to choose life for myself I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher I had been waiting for this book for what seems like forever and so receiving it early was delightful It took me very little time at all to read as the story drew me in immediately and didn t let me go until the last page Like the previous books she has written, Sarah continues to offer up deep spiritual wisdom with the gentle and firm voice of a good friend As she shares her own life, she pulls back the veil to deeper anduniv I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher I had been waiting for this book for what seems like forever and so receiving it early was delightful It took me very little time at all to read as the story drew me in immediately and didn t let me go until the last page Like the previous books she has written, Sarah continues to offer up deep spiritual wisdom with the gentle and firm voice of a good friend As she shares her own life, she pulls back the veil to deeper anduniversal truths about God, spirituality and what it means to be human Sarah s bold honesty about both her assurance and her doubt allow the reader the safety to admit and wrestle with their own struggles as they read This book is both the Miracle this reader needed and the reasonable truth that it presents The book is comforting and uncomfortable, it deals in the beautiful parodoxes of faith Sarah grasps the complexity of faith and doubt and with her words brings the two together to form a beautiful book I will definitely be reading this again and recommending to many people I care about I really enjoyed this book Sarah writes from her heart about life events from recent years It was interesting to readdetail of life events that i have seen her experience from afar on social media Sarah writes well and communicates her thoughts well She is inspiring and real Her benediction at the end was one of the most beautiful things I ve read in years. This book was balm to my weary soul Sarah speaks so honestly and eloquently right into your heart Her vulnerability about her own pain and wandering and her heartfelt, unwavering love for Jesus are things I so respect and admire about her I felt like she was sitting right here with me talking with and praying over me I highly recommend this book to anyone who has wrestled and wandered in their faith and or dealt with pain When I turned to the last page, I wasn t ready for it to be done I t This book was balm to my weary soul Sarah speaks so honestly and eloquently right into your heart Her vulnerability about her own pain and wandering and her heartfelt, unwavering love for Jesus are things I so respect and admire about her I felt like she was sitting right here with me talking with and praying over me I highly recommend this book to anyone who has wrestled and wandered in their faith and or dealt with pain When I turned to the last page, I wasn t ready for it to be done I think I ll start reading it all over again It s worth every second you will spend reading it Full disclosure I was never not going to love this book I adored Sarah s previous works, Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts Every time either title appears in a flash sale on , I share the link to all my social connections Whenever I encounter a friend who is feeling a little lost, I ship them a copy post haste When someone asks who has most influenced my faith, I point directly to Sarah So, I was a sure win for BesseyI expected to love every word I just didn t expect it to mean so Full disclosure I was never not going to love this book I adored Sarah s previous works, Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts Every time either title appears in a flash sale on , I share the link to all my social connections Whenever I encounter a friend who is feeling a little lost, I ship them a copy post haste When someone asks who has most influenced my faith, I point directly to Sarah So, I was a sure win for BesseyI expected to love every word I just didn t expect it to mean so much to my personal journey.In Miracles and Other Reasonable Things, Sarah continues to explore the deconstruction of a traditional faith in favor of an open, authentic relationship with God She uses personal experience with healing both immaculate and traditional to frame much of the book s narrative, but the real gems hidden among her novel worth prose are the moments when she relates action to attitude She never asks her reader to consider something she has not lived and learned herself but somehow, she can always draw wisdom from the mundane and wrap it into a beautiful heart whisper no reader can ignore.Sarah calls this her story of unlearning and relearning God saying, Once upon a time, God was orderly and neat and black and white and logical Then God became a gorgeous rainbow of color and surprise See Beautiful, rich, and real While I want to unpack all of the jaw dropping aha s I experienced in Miracles I think the real magic of Sarah s work is how there s truly something for everyone Some will take away an empowerment to lead in places women are not traditionally welcomed to stand, others will relate to her anecdotes about embracing a different sort of faith than her parents, and stillwill find a direct connection to her unexpected shift in reality as injury and healing changed everything, then changed it again As I noted earlierthis is a continuation of Sarah s personal evolution Though anyone can pick up Miracles and Other Reasonable Things without reading her earlier works, I believe the truths found in this piece are best served as a second course to those first two books, so I highly encourage purchasing all Whether you scoop up all three today, or dive in with Miracles and Other Reasonable Things you won t be disappointed, you may experience life altering invitation to a richer faith, and you ll definitely become a sure win for future Bessey missives, just like me I received an ARC of this book but had also pre ordered a book as well and will purchase severalReasonableMiracles

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God
  • Sarah Bessey
  • English
  • 06 January 2019
  • 1501155466