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Ordinary Losses: Naming the Graces That Shape Us
A young adult reflects eloquently on the losses we seldom mourn and the joy these changes can bring We often think of loss as a part of later life, but in truth, loss shapes us from the time we are born. In this book of story and reflection, Elisa explores the realities and redemptions of loss that are unique to a young adult. What do we grieve in our twenties? We grieve t ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published January 10th 2004 by Paraclete Press (MA)
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Okay. I really, really tried to like this book. It is a book I wanted to read. So I started. And in keeping with my goal of reading a book per week and falling a couple of weeks behind I thought this would be a perfect book to read through to catch up. You know, not a real heavy book or long book. But it took forever to get through! I went to Amazon to see what others were saying. 5 reviews, 4 1/2 stars. Crap. I guess i was missing something. It just wasn’t really my style. And I found it somewh ...more
Feb 10, 2008 Kristin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Kristin by: Andrew
This neat little book of essays captured my attention and really made me think. The author looks back at "life so far" from a mid-twenties perspective and reflects on the losses of things such as childhood, home, relatives, etc. that shaped her into who she is becoming. It also talked about how those losses caused her faith and dependence on God to grow. I was able to relate to her on so many levels, and hadn't realized that others feel those losses as deeply as I have. It was really neat to hav ...more