The Resource Bittersweet : thoughts on change, grace, and learning the hard way, Shauna Niequist, (electronic resource)

Bittersweet : thoughts on change, grace, and learning the hard way, Shauna Niequist, (electronic resource)

Label
Bittersweet : thoughts on change, grace, and learning the hard way
Title
Bittersweet
Title remainder
thoughts on change, grace, and learning the hard way
Statement of responsibility
Shauna Niequist
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The idea of bittersweet is changing the way I live, unraveling and re-weaving the way I understand life. 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. Sweet is nice enough, but bittersweet is beautiful, nuanced, full of depth and complexity. Bittersweet is courageous, gutsy, audacious, earthy. "This is what I've come to believe about change: it's good, in the way that childbirth is good, and heartbreak is good, and failure is good. By that I mean that it's incredibly painful, exponentially more so if you fight it, and also that it has the potential to open you up, to open life up, to deliver you right into the palm of God's hand, which is where you wanted to be all long, except that you were too busy pushing and pulling your life into exactly what you thought it should be. "I've learned the hard way that change is one of God's greatest gifts, and most useful tools. Change can push us, pull us, rebuke and remake us. It can show us who we've become, in the worst ways, and also in the best ways. I've learned that it's not something to run away from, as though we could, and that in many cases, change is a function of God's graciousness, not life's cruelty." Niequist, a keen observer of life with a lyrical voice, writes with the characteristic warmth and honesty of a dear friend: always engaging, sometimes challenging, but always with a kind heart. You will find Bittersweet savory reading, indeed. "This is the work I'm doing now, and the work I invite you into: when life is sweet, say thank you, and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you, and grow."
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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Niequist, Shauna
Dewey number
  • 277.3/083092
  • B
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Read by Shauna Niequist
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  • Niequist, Shauna
  • hoopla digital
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  • Niequist, Shauna
  • Christian life
  • Christian biography
Target audience
adult
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Label
Bittersweet : thoughts on change, grace, and learning the hard way, Shauna Niequist, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 35 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780310598862
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11617914
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MWT11617914
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sound
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other
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Label
Bittersweet : thoughts on change, grace, and learning the hard way, Shauna Niequist, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 35 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780310598862
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11617914
Publisher number
MWT11617914
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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