Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BeautyintheBinding - LibraryThing
I found Miracles and Other Reasonable Things by Sarah Bessey highly interesting. It held my attention throughout, despite having some portions that felt jumbled to me. I loved the author’s honesty as ... Read full review
Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning GodUser Review - Publishers Weekly
“I will learn what it is to be an ordinary miracle,” Bessey (Out of Sorts) declares as her goal in this intimate, contemplative investigation of how she rediscovered God in her daily life. By sharing ... Read full review
Foreword by Shauna Niequist
The First Miracle
The Blessing of Rock Bottom
The Misfit of Rome
The Pope and Me
Learning to Pray Again
Loving a Broken Miracle
She Has the Whole World in Her Hands
Shalom and Sandstone
Once and Then
Miracles in Rome