Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God by Sarah BesseyMiracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God by Sarah Bessey

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

bySarah Bessey

Hardcover | October 8, 2019

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A deeply moving and life-affirming account of wrestling with faith and God and finding miracles in the most unexpected places.

In the brief instant Sarah Bessey realized that her minivan was, inevitably, going to hit the car on the highway on the bright, clear day of the crash, she knew intuitively that it would have life-changing consequences. But as she navigated the winding path from her life before the accident—as a popular author, preacher, and loving wife and mother—to her new life after, inhabiting a body that no longer felt like her own, she found that the most unexpected result wasn’t the way this shook her body, but how it shook her deeply rooted faith, upending everything she thought she knew and held so dearly.

Weaving together theology and memoir in her trademark narrative style, Sarah tells us the story of the moment that changed her body and how it 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 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, and other completely reasonable things.

Insightful, 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, suffering and joy, as we wrestle with God.
Title:Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning GodFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 8, 2019Publisher:Howard BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1501155466

ISBN - 13:9781501155468

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“Sarah Bessey’s Miracles and Other Reasonable Things is immediately one of my favorite books. I can’t think of a single other work that brings together such raw, vulnerable pain with such a real sense of enchantment. Sarah is not too pious to tell us the truth about suffering, but not too cool to tell us the truth about the magic, either. In this trail-blazing, bush-burning book, anything can happen: the Pope shows up, and God does too . . . except of course, when God doesn’t.”