The Opposite of Certainty by Janine Urbaniak Reid audiobook

The Opposite of Certainty: Fear, Faith, and Life in Between

By Janine Reid
Foreword by Anne Lamott
Read by Ginny Welsch , with Foreword read by Anne Lamott

Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio, Thomas Nelson 9780785230595
7.51 Hours Unabridged
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A beautifully written spiritual memoir about motherhood, marriage, and the miracle of faith. After leaving her public relations career, Janine Reid embarks on a new vocation where she tries to meet her children’s every need and anticipate those that aren’t yet obvious. Her strategy is to control, manage, and do everything right so her kids won’t be hurt, scared, or scarred. What she doesn’t expect is that she will be entering the chaos of an out-of-control life that begins when her bright, charming, ten-year-old son Mason’s hand begins to shake. Mason is diagnosed with a brain tumor, and the day-to-day drama takes her from the pits of despair to wild hope. But it also draws her deep into herself and the eternal questions we all ask ourselves. Who are we really, way down deep, when everything we thought we knew turns out to have been conditional? Where do we land when the lifelong foundations we have lived on seem to crumble beneath our feet? Where is faith in darkness and terror? And where can joy be found in uncertainty? When Janine is diagnosed with breast cancer, she also must come face to face with the pain of her past. She says, “I wasn’t conscious I’d created a formula until I started becoming aware that God was not holding up His end of the bargain.” But God . . . He makes a way out of no way and tragedy is transformed into profound healing that offers us a place where grace is bigger than circumstances, and we can be okay no matter what.

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Summary

Summary

A beautifully written spiritual memoir about motherhood, marriage, and the miracle of faith.

After leaving her public relations career, Janine Reid embarks on a new vocation where she tries to meet her children’s every need and anticipate those that aren’t yet obvious. Her strategy is to control, manage, and do everything right so her kids won’t be hurt, scared, or scarred. What she doesn’t expect is that she will be entering the chaos of an out-of-control life that begins when her bright, charming, ten-year-old son Mason’s hand begins to shake. Mason is diagnosed with a brain tumor, and the day-to-day drama takes her from the pits of despair to wild hope.

But it also draws her deep into herself and the eternal questions we all ask ourselves. Who are we really, way down deep, when everything we thought we knew turns out to have been conditional? Where do we land when the lifelong foundations we have lived on seem to crumble beneath our feet? Where is faith in darkness and terror? And where can joy be found in uncertainty?

When Janine is diagnosed with breast cancer, she also must come face to face with the pain of her past. She says, “I wasn’t conscious I’d created a formula until I started becoming aware that God was not holding up His end of the bargain.” But God . . . He makes a way out of no way and tragedy is transformed into profound healing that offers us a place where grace is bigger than circumstances, and we can be okay no matter what.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“No parent wants to hear the words ‘your child has a tumor.’ In this audiobook, narrator Ginny Welsch captures the frustration, fear, and disbelief of a woman struggling to care for her child who has brain cancer while also struggling to keep her family, herself, and her faith together. Even though Welsch is sharing the powerful words of another woman, her emotional performance makes this audiobook truly personal for the listener. She captures its raw honesty. It is also a delight to hear the voice of Anne Lamott as she reads her introduction.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Janine Urbaniak Reid

Author Bio: Janine Urbaniak Reid

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English