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Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet 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 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 Real Than What The Eye Can Perceive A Place Where Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet.

10 thoughts on “Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet


  1. says:

    I always feel like I need to defend 1 star reviews Goodreads states that 1 star means I didn t like it There you go I didn t loathe this book I simply didn t like it Several reviewers have noted Hagerty s whining tone I agree There is a gift to writing about one s inner struggles without coming across whiny or self absorbed, and Hagerty was not able to do this But what I find most disturbing in the book is what appears to be a lack of healthy community in a church and body of believers The few times that church or a group from church is mentioned baby showers, bible studies she is always on the defensive Church simply brings up painful memories or ideas to her People from church don t get her People can t connect with her because she is alone in this She is quick to dismiss baby showers and discussions with women about babies and birth But what about single women Single men Widows and widowers People who didn t get to have yet to experience marriage There is no push to look outside of her own immediate situation and look at all ...


  2. says:

    Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty sounded like the perfect book for me Tasting the goodness of God in all things A lesson I could continue to learn.Yet, I just could not get into this book It made my head hurt While the writing is good, Sara seems to whine a lot And while she has reasons to whine, I never quite get the lessons out of her stories that she is trying to teach.Sara struggled with infertility and finally came to the conclusion of adoption I got the sense from her that this wasn t good enough and only at the end of the book, when she does have her own child, does she make it seem like everything fell into place and God did this all for the good of them I wonder if she would be endi...


  3. says:

    A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, but to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet Proverbs 27 7, NKJVI loved reading Sara Hagerty s story, hearing about the yearnings of her heart, and appreciating the model she provides for very slowly, randomly, surprisingly learning to trust God And herself Maybe Sara teaches us how to tell about our own struggles in ways that will benefit others, too Some reviewers interpreted Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things mostly as mostly about the author s than a dozen years long inability to conceive and birth a biological child, but I feel that part of the book s all but peripheral Like many of us, Sara had major problems with openness and vulnerability, and she tells us about sometimes intentionally, at other times almost accidentally opening herself to her husband, her kids, to God She describes theologies not only spoken, but also worn and within with our entire beings Several times Sara refers to the covenant relationship she has with her husband We live in the mercy filled, loving sovereignty of the God who covenants, the God who remembers, and this includes God remembering that we humans frequently forget In the copy of the book I received, chapter 14 is all about The One Who Remembers Every Bitter Thing is Sweet demonstrates Sara s daily solid grounding in scripture in my theological tradition, that would include a close parallel of being grounded in the sacraments A snippet of scripture ...


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    About the Book 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 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 ...


  5. says:

    Oh, I am so torn I want to give this book four stars, but there is a serious editing problem within this book Sara is a wonderful and sensitive writer, so honest and vulnerable I enjoyed her poetic descriptions, for sure However, for most of the book, I was lost, trying to regain my footing The sections within the chapters are disjointed and choppy, moving back and forth in time in a way that is unclear Many of the pronouns never give an antecedent, so I moved through story after story, not knowing who had been doing what I understand the need to protect identities or be cautious when relating heart issues, but some things were presented too vaguely to understand An example would be that I never understood what happened to her father the first time he appeared sick Was it part of the event that happened later or was it something different Also many phrases in this book...


  6. says:

    At age 15 when I first caught a glimpse of the God of the Bible, I began to fall in love with Him I was certain then that I would always be fascinated in discovering this beautiful God Looking back now, over a decade later, I have learned that the process of life has a certain way of wearing and tearing one down from that initial love struckness I ve done my best in clinging to my dearest Friend Jesus that I first encountered over 10 years ago, but throughout the journey I have honestly struggled Sara s book has been one of the most encouraging and impactful books that I have ever read on remembering the goodness of God s beautiful heart in every season of my life Her own vulnerability creates a unique invitation to the reader to follow suite, and realize that all of life especially the difficulties is an invitation to personally draw near to our God in a perpetual discovering of H...


  7. says:

    There are a handful of books that wedge themselves gently and purposefully into my soul This is one of them An unsuspecting gift Sara Hagerty pens her story of barrenness and the undoing that leads her to a deep discovery of new life breathed in her heart life breathed from the Life Giver Himself Every Bitter Thing is Sweet is as much story as it is deep introspection I...


  8. says:

    A beautiful story of our breathtaking God fills the pages of Every Bitter Thing is Sweet With every chapter, Sara draws the reader nearer to the heart of God The central question, Is He good to me is explored through various trials and answered with an unequivocal yes While marriage struggles, infertility, and adoption comprise the main events of this book, the profound meaning that Sara draws out of these events will resonate with...


  9. says:

    He is the God who remembers I could have finished this book in a weekmaybe even two days, but I had to let each page sink in and resonate with my heart Never have I read a Christian book that directed my thoughts and gaze back to scripture and the Father s love than this one has I think I could read it over and over in different phases of life and learn something ...


  10. says:

    There are a few golden nuggets in this book, but overall, I found not that every bitter thing is sweet, but that out of all of the bitterness, the author could only find sweetness in one or two things I loved her concept of hope and her dedication to prayer is admirable, but she seems so discontent the majority of the time when God has blessed her with a loving husband whom some that long for never get to experience and FOUR adopted children not an easy road, but wow, can she not find joy in her circumstances I felt her writing style tried WAY TO HARD to be poetry She is telling her story, not writing a poem She has not found the balance And within her chapters, her small stories did not seem to connect Too many pronouns again, TRYING, to be poetic leaving me wondering WHO...

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