Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God

Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God

In her most personal book yet, popular speaker and bestselling author Sarah Bessey invites us into her long—and sometimes miraculous—road to recovery after a terrible accident and shares how it changed everything she believed about God.

Sarah Bessey was in her sweet spot: a popular author, sought-after speaker and preacher, and an active and engaged mother of four, married to the love of her life. Raised within the Word of Faith and prosperity movements, which declared that obedience to God led to untold blessings, her life seemed to prove the preachers of her childhood were right. Then she was in a car accident with life-shattering consequences, and everything she thought she knew about God and faith was upended.

Weaving together theology and memoir in her trademark narrative style, Sarah tells us the whole story of the car accident that changed her body and 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 unexpectedly 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, surprising holiness, 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 in our hands as we wrestle with God.

Title:Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501155468
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  • Sarah

    Listen, I know I'm a bit biased (because I wrote it) but I thought this was a pretty good book. ;-)...

  • Jennifer

    This latest book by Sarah Bessey made me cry and filled my heart with hope, as her words usually do. I've already read it twice. The second time I listened to the audiobook and was able to highlight s...

  • Jessica Howard

    Fantastic! Full review coming for Shelf Awareness....

  • Andi M.

    Sarah Bessey’s latest book is absolutely gorgeous. She has such a big, welcoming, everyone-at-the table vision of God that inspires and fuels me. There were several issues she wrote about in this me...

  • Lori Jane

    I’ll start with this. I loved Sarah Bessy’ latest book, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things. Of course, I did. 5 Stars. And a few extra for courage and vulnerability because this one is BRAVE. Re...

  • Christie

    Proper review coming later after my eyes stop leaking from Sarah's benediction....

  • Jennifer

    Sarah Bessey always speaks to my heart. This story shows how God will always surprise us when we think we’ve got everything figured out. The benediction at the end is perfect....

  • Tami Groth

    While I fell in love with this book right from the introduction. When Sarah describes how "this book persisted" the preacher in me knew it was going to persist in my heart and mind long after I first ...

  • Zachary Houle

    To say that Sarah Bessey has had a tough go of it in recent years would be a huge understatement. The Canadian Christian author of the books Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts has endured a nearly life-e...

  • Amber

    This book was balm to my weary soul. Sarah speaks so honestly and eloquently right into your heart. Her vulnerability about her own pain and wandering and her heartfelt, unwavering love for Jesus are ...