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:
If you’re ready for a vibrant spiritual life overflowing with mercy — experienced and extended — read Embracing Weakness.
Thirteen “little sins” that, if left unconfessed, can have a serious impact on our spiritual lives. Through the author's honest (and sometimes funny) examination of these sins in her own life, as well as Church teaching, she gives us the tools to kick these bad habits before they kick us.
Sharing the faith doesn't have to be complicated. After all, Jesus himself just started with one person. Here are practical pointers from the author's own story and those of many others to help you share your faith joyfully, casually, confidently—and with compassion.
Here are occasions of grace experienced with a baseball coach, a hotel shuttle driver, during a retreat, at a winery, in a rectory kitchen, at a high school reunion, and many more everyday settings. Reading them will bring your own occasions of grace to the surface.