A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss


By Jerry Sittser

Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will face some kind of loss in life. But we can, if we choose, know the grace that transforms us.

Whether your suffering has come in the form of chronic illness, disability, divorce, unemployment, crushing disappointment, or the loss of someone you love, Sittser will help you put your thoughts into words in a way that will guide you deeper into your own healing process.

This revised edition of A Grace Disguised plumbs the depths of our sorrows, asks questions many people are afraid to ask, and provides hope in its answers:

  • Will the pain ever subside?
  • Will my life ever be good again?
  • Will the depression ever lift?
  • Will I ever overcome the bitterness I feel?
  • What is God’s plan in all of this?

The circumstances are not important; what we do with those circumstances is. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life.

*** If you’d like to hear about the profound impact this book had on a member of our team here at Ffald y Brenin, you can read Michelle’s personal story here.

Jerry Sittser is a professor emeritus of theology and senior fellow in the Office of Church Engagement at Whitworth University. He holds a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a doctorate in the history of Christianity from the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including A Grace Disguised and The Will of God as a Way of Life. Married to Patricia, he is the father of three children and two stepchildren, all grown, and nine grandchildren.

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“In the weeks following the devastating suicide of our son, Matthew, we were completely shattered by anguish, uncertain if we would survive, or even wanted to. Jerry Sittser’s A Grace Disguised became a light in our darkness. Our copies are tear-stained and heavily underlined from many readings.”
–Rick Warren, author of Purpose Driven Life

“I had been living in a wheelchair for more than twenty-five years when I entered a dark season of chronic pain. Realizing I needed help, a friend directed me to A Grace Disguised. At first, I thought its message was for mourners who had lost a loved one, but when I began reading, I quickly discovered that this book was for me.”
–Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Additional information

Weight0.412 kg
Dimensions22.0 × 14.5 × 3.0 cm