Belonging: Finding the Way Back to One Another

Sharon A. Hersh. NavPress, $15.99 trade paper (224p) ISBN 978-1-63146-960-2
Counselor Hersh (The Last Addiction) explains in this refreshing work that everyone shares the longing for “more” and suggests understanding this desire will help Christians draw closer to one another. Hersh stresses that one must feel at peace with themselves in order to find their place within “God’s story.” She emphasizes the transformative power of grace and draws from her experiences with alcohol addiction and recovery to remind readers that mistakes and failures are not the most important parts of their stories. She explains how addiction and relationship problems point to a deeper need to draw closer to God, and argues that God commonly reveals his plans for a person during dark moments. Hersh discusses looking for unexpected grace in everyday encounters (even conflicts), encourages readers to be resilient after failures and cultivate curiosity, and provides questions and exercises for doing so. Hersh’s uplifting testament of how she learned to take responsibility for her narcissistic tendencies will appeal to Christians looking for practical ways of renewing their faith. (June)
Reviewed on : 03/25/2020
Release date: 06/01/2020
Genre: Religion
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