Shannon K. Evans spent a good portion of her life denying that she was weak. Like many Christians, she was concerned with living a moral life, sticking to religious absolutes, holding leadership positions, and working on service projects. And then the truth of her inner brokenness smacked her in the face, first through her work as a missionary, and afterward through motherhood.
Embracing Weakness: The Unlikely Secret to Changing the World is a story of vulnerability, of how one woman learned that before she could respond to the weakness of others she must first accept her own weakness as a gift, revealed in the Incarnation and Passion of Christ.
Shannon shares how God led her to understand:
- Where we go wrong in our understanding of admitting weakness
- How we effectively numb ourselves to avoid the hard work of conversion
- What the Incarnation and Passion are really inviting us to do
- What belonging means for us, and how weakness brings us together
- How embracing weakness can transform our homes — and the world
If you’re ready for a vibrant spiritual life overflowing with mercy — experienced and extended — read Embracing Weakness.
|Publisher:||Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division|
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|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Shannon K. Evans is a writer and speaker whose work on vulnerability and solidarity has been featured in America and St. Anthony Messenger magazines and online at Huffington Post and it RelevantMagazine.com, among other places. She lives in central Iowa with her husband and band of silly children, where she seeks to live out the values of contemplation and community. Find out more at ShannonKEvans.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Where We Go Wrong 17
Chapter 2 Numbing Agents 33
Chapter 3 The Invitation of the Incarnation 49
Chapter 4 The Invitation of the Passion 63
Chapter 5 Longing and Belonging 75
Chapter 6 Transformation at Home 89
Chapter 7 Transformation in the World 103