Saturday, February 7, 2015

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet {book review}

This book was indeed sweet and sometimes bitterly sweet. Sara shares on a vulnerable topic that includes pain, loss, stress and delays. Or at least what we believe are delays but are actually God's Hand and Timing is perfect and not our own as she states in the book.

Infertility seems to be a topic that is not spoken of is quietly in hushed tones brought up behind closed doors or in the closet. I loved how Sara gently but boldly proclaimed her struggles around the kitchen table talking and pouring out in so many pages of years that they tried. Now with her arms stretched as far as Africa and her heart growing deeper each day as a mom of five she tells her story.

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In the age of fingertip access to answers and a limitless supply of ambitions, where do we find the God who was birthed in dirt and straw? Sara Hagerty found him when life stopped working for her. She found him when she was a young adult mired in spiritual busyness and when she was a new bride with doubts about whether her fledgling marriage would survive. She found him alone in the night as she cradled her longing for babies who did not come. She found him as she kissed the faces of children on another continent who had lived years without a mommy’s touch.
In Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet, Hagerty masterfully draws from the narrative of her life to craft a mosaic of a God who leans into broken stories. Here readers see a God who is present in every changing circumstance. Most significantly, they see a God who is present in every unchanging circumstance as well.
Whatever lost expectations readers are facing—in family, career, singleness, or marriage—Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet will bring them closer to a God who longs for them to know him more. What does it look like to know God’s nearness when life breaks? What does it mean to receive his life when earthly life remains barren? How can God turn the bitterness of unmet desire into new flavors of joy?
With exquisite storytelling and reflection, Hagerty brings readers back to hope, back to healing, back to a place that God is holding for them alone—a place where the unseen is more real than what the eye can perceive. A place where every bitter thing is sweet.

I highly recommend this book to all women who are moms, who are struggling with infertility, who know of someone who would be encouraged with this narrative tale of one women's journey into motherhood and life. 

You can grab a copy of the book here.

I received a copy from BookLook Bloggers for a post and my honest opinion. 


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