Bittersweet

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A few years ago, my friend Lindsay introduced me to the first book I've ever read in one sitting: Cold Tangerines. I think I've probably read this book a good five times. Shauna Niequist is a brilliant writer--raw and encouraging. She recently came out with another book- Bittersweet: thoughts on change, grace, and learning the hard way. I practically grabbed it out of the UPS man's hands when he came to the door. I can't put it down. My bible study is going through this book, discussing a few chapters at a time. I feel like I'm cheating, but I can't help myself. I have to finish the whole thing.


A few things I'm learning/loving so far:

  • "Change is not a function of life's cruelty but instead a function of God's graciousness"
  • "Grace is when you finally stop keeping score and when you realize that God never was, that his game is a different one entirely."

3 comments:

babystepstomom.com said...

I have Cold Tangerines sitting on my nightstand and haven't finished it yet... and her new one sounds like something I absolutely need in my life right now! Glad to find out about it, especially from you! :)

Katie said...

You will love her new one :)

Pepe said...

I got Cold Tangerines for my mom a while back! I guess I'll have to get her this new one too :)

p.s. this is my new blog address!...