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Pieces of Glass: A Moment of Tragedy, a Lifetime of Faith Paperback
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About the Author
Sarah Kay experienced her faith in extraordinary and exotic ways in Africa and Europe as the child of missionary parents. Graduating from Wheaton College in 2002 with a degree in Cross-Cultural Communications, she fell in love with narratives and the power of story. Sarah Kay and her husband, Nate, live in Iowa with their dog, Angel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Told thematically rather than chronologically, Pieces of Glass grants readers a soul-level tour of what she experienced when her fiancée suffered a catastrophic accident. With unflinching honesty in the face of deep sorrow for an early twenty-something about to graduate from a Christian college, Sarah Kay refuses to subsist on well-meaning Christian platitudes. Rather, she presents the unvarnished truth of her experience—a shared characteristic of every meaningful memoir, of which this is definitely one.
If you wrestle with grief of loss, Pieces of Glass is highly recommended.
Many christians see specific suffering in different ways though we were taught that as christians we are called to suffer. However we serve a personal God who is glorified through our pain as He was through the painful death of His own son - Christ. And though we aren't perfect, especially during seasons of suffering, we know a God who is and a God who is sovereign and can handle our questions and doubts. Jesus used stories to teach and was open with personal struggles and so must we for the sake of a world dying to hear honesty and relevance. Truth is very important, however it takes a lifetime to master and pain is what transports it from our head to our heart to be imprinted there for eternity.
For those of us who love strong theology, let us be reminded of a quote from one of the great men of theology, C.H. Spurgeon who wrote:
"He who grows in grace remembers that he is but dust, and he therefore does not expect his fellow Christians to be anything more. He overlooks ten thousand of their faults, because he knows his God overlooks twenty thousand in his own case. He does not expect perfection in the creature, and, therefore, he is not disappointed when he does not find it. When our virtues become more mature, we shall not be more tolerant of evil; but we shall be more tolerant of infirmity, more hopeful for the people of God, and certainly less arrogant in our criticisms."
We all have a very long way to go. This book acknowledges this in a honest way.
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who has lost a dream, a love, their faith, or hope. Thank you, Sarah, for bringing me to a place where I could face my own losses and see the hand of God at work putting the pieces back together again.