The Gift of Hard Things (US Published)

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Finding Grace in Unexpected Places

In many ways society teaches us to try to have everything under our control. If we are honest, we tend to think that this can be true even of our spiritual lives. But Mark Yaconelli eloquently expresses the reality of our situation.

We are small, sensitive creatures with short lifespans in a world that is often chaotic, capricious, mysterious, terrible and wonderful all at the same time. Failure, disappointment, loss and other difficult experience call us to accept our humanity, feel grateful for what has been given, receive the care of others and seek guidance from the Holy Spirit.

Using extraordinary stories from his own life and the lives of others, Yaconelli offers a narrative journey through ways in which disappointments have turned into fights. In these pages are a wealth of spiritual practices that will carry us deeper into the grace we find in unexpected places.

**US Published version of Disappointment, Doubt and Other Spiritual Gifts

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