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The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen

Opening Your Eyes to Wonder
Narrated by: Lisa Gungor
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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Summary

Lisa Gungor thought she knew her own story: small-town girl meets boy in college and they blissfully walk down the aisle into happily ever after. Their Christian faith was their lens and foundation for everything - their marriage, their music, their dreams for the future. But as their dreams began to come true, she began to wonder if her religion was really representative of the "good news" she had been taught.

She never expected the questions to lead as far as they did when her husband told her he no longer believed in God. The death of a friend, the unraveling of relationships and career, the loss of a worldview, and the birth of a baby girl with two heart defects all led Lisa to a tumultuous place, one of depression and despair. And it was there that her perspective on everything changed. The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen tells the story of what can happen when you dare to let go of what you think to be true, to shift the kaleidoscope and see new colors and dimension by way of broken pieces.

Lisa’s eloquent, soul-stirring memoir brings you to a music stage before thousands of fans and a front porch where two people whisper words that scare them to the core. It is the story of how doubt can spark the beginning of deeper faith, how a baby born with a broken heart can bring love and healing to the hearts of many, and, ultimately, how the hardest experience in life often ends up saving us.

©2018 Lisa Gungor (P)2018 Zondervan

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One of the most beautiful things I have read.

This book is beautiful, raw, painful and a must for anyone who has experienced a faith change or know what it is like a raise a disabled child. I can't recommend it enough.

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  • Britta J Nylen
  • 24-11-18

very grateful for this book!

I am so glad Lisa Gungor was brave and chose to share her story. It feels so lonely after leaving a faith tradition. this book makes me feel less alone!

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  • ColoradoGirl98
  • 03-11-18

Authentic

What an authentic story of faith, love, growth and life! No one’s story is exactly the same. Real faith, knowing Jesus, in the good and in the bad looks a lot more like Lisa’s story than many sitting in the pew every Sunday. Thanks for the encouraging reminder.

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  • Chuck Farley
  • 15-10-18

A Must Read for Every Father.

Artistic Vulnerability. Reads like a song. The most artistic autobiography I have ever read. As a father of 4 daughters and 4 granddaughters, I never appreciated the struggle that our society has heaped upon my girls. Men are encouraged to protect our girls when we would better serve them by empowering them.
No one else could have narrated her story. Broke my heart and inspired hope at the same time. a must read for every father!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-18

This book is still changing my life

I find Lisa Gungor's voice gentle and grounding, and her message the same. She gives the gift of a faith that IS shaken, and thusly beautifully transformed into something humble and divine. This book gave me permission to give new words for God, and also new words and a new grace to myself. All I can say is thank you to the author who was brave enough to believe her story was worth telling. It really was a beautiful journey.

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  • Dorean Carrasco
  • 01-08-18

purely gorgeous!

I loved this book from beginning to end. Her willingness to share her story ~ the successes and the failures, her vulnerability, her ability to open your eyes to new things, to new perspectives - it ended me. In a good way.

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  • a human being
  • 06-01-19

A beautiful book!

An amazingly powerful story. Much needed in this time. Every chapter is important. Thank you for this gift!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-18

Real

So thankful you have chosen to share your story Lisa. You say what I can't put into words

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-11-18

A beautifilly honest story of a growing soul . <br />

I enjoyed the authors expressive honesty throughout the book. She adds to my own belief in the Divine Mother guiding us through motherhood and life's many awakenings. Thank you.

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  • T. Groth
  • 08-10-18

One of the most beautiful books

I loved the way the author weaved her story together, and shared authenticity about her journey through life and faith.

It was well written and the audio book was performed well. Pure pleasure and gorgeous. I highly recommend it.

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  • Andrew d lehman
  • 28-08-18

If you don’t cry when listening

Beautiful written and captivating story telling. Will make you laugh,cry, and just down right smile. The struggle is real and honest and will make you think about life faith and way things are in this world. All is solved with a wild dance party