Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | October 3, 2017

When pain is real, why is God silent?

crazy graceIn “A Crazy, Holy Grace”, Frederick Buechner discusses issues relating to pain and loss. For most of his life, Buechner dealt with the pain of his father’s suicide and struggled to find God in his grief.  In his book, he talks about being a steward of our pain, just as we are stewards of our time and finances.  Do we accept the grace God offers and trust God in our grief?  Or do we fail to deal with our lost and cast our memories aside?

Buechner not only had to deal with his own grief, he also struggled to understand the different ways his mother and brother chose to deal with his father’s death.  God’s amazing grace can bring us through our grief.  “A Crazy, Holy Grace” is more of an autobiography of Buechner’s journey through grief and how the grace of God drew him to God.  I found Buechner’s discussion of the stewardship of grief to be very insightful and thought-provoking.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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