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"Bittersweet is the idea that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful, that there is a moment of lightness on even the darkest of nights, a shadow of hope in every heartbreak, and that rejoicing is no less rich even when it contains a splinter of sadness. It’s the practice of believing that we really do need both the bitter and the sweet, and that a life of nothing but sweetness rots both your teeth and your soul. Bitter is what makes us strong, what forces us to push through, what helps us earn the lines on our faces and the calluses on our hands."
In this follow-up book to Cold Tangerines, author Shauna Niequist shifts her gaze to the challenges and blessings of change in Bittersweet. Drawing from her own experiences in a recent season of pain and chaos, she explores the bits of wisdom and growth we earn the hard way, through change, loss, and transition, and offers her own reflections on what brought her hope along the way.
©2010 Shauna Niequist (P)2010 Zondervan
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By Dustin Brantford on 07-22-15

Love, love, love!

I keep listening over and over to this uplifting and heart piercing book! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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By Shelley Lawrence on 01-19-15

Life changer

Shauna has an amazing way with words. She helps you see things in a way you've never seen them before. Her words paint a clear and vivid picture and grasp your heart. Her raw honesty and real-ness is so refreshing and inspirational. I can only hope she continues to bless us with her words and stories from her life. My life is changed from having read her book.

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By Mrs.Deb on 01-02-15

Sweet sucker punch

Having just discovered the Relevant podcast last summer I was accustomed to a different side of Shauna. Sure, the title clearly tells you that this isn't light reading. But having been well acquainted with the level of 'bitter', or pain, that she addresses I am once again blessed by the wisdom and tenderness of her voice to our generation. There is beauty in each struggle and this book is a wonderful testament to that.

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