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The Opposite of Certainty: Fear, Faith, and Life in Between - Audiobook (Unabridged)

Janine Urbaniak Reid
Narrated by: Ginny Welsch
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“Brilliant, rich...breathtakingly honest and sometimes very funny.” —Anne Lamott “I loved this book.” ­&... Read More

“Brilliant, rich...breathtakingly honest and sometimes very funny.” 

—Anne Lamott

I loved this book.”

­—Glennon Doyle

“Extraordinary.” —Caroline Leavitt

“Observant and warm...the finest company.”—Kelly Corrigan

“A beautiful sucker punch, like life.“

—Ron Fournier

“Subtle, powerful, and hypnotic...”

— Martin Cruz Smith

 

What happens when we can no longer pretend that the ground underfoot is bedrock and the sky above predictable?

All Janine Urbaniak Reid ever wanted was for everyone she loved to be okay so she might relax and maybe be happy. Her life strategy was simple: do everything right. This included trying to be the perfect mother to her three kids so they would never experience the kind of pain she pretended not to feel growing up. What she didn’t expect was the chaos of an out-of-control life that begins when her young son’s hand begins to shake.

The Opposite of Certainty is the story of Janine’s reluctant journey beyond easy answers and platitudes. She searches for a source of strength bigger than her circumstances, only to have her circumstances become even thornier with her own crisis. Drawn deeply and against her will into herself, and into the eternal questions we all ask, she discovers hidden reserves of strength, humor, and a no-matter-what faith that looks nothing like she thought it would. 

Beautifully written and deeply hopeful, Janine shows us how we can come through impossible times transformed and yet more ourselves than we’ve ever allowed ourselves to be.

 

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.  - Audiofile Magazine

 

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  • Contributor(s)Janine Urbaniak Reid
  • Narrator(s) Ginny Welsch
  • About the Contributor(s) Janine Urbaniak Reid was born in Chicago and grew up in California. Before she began raising a family and then...

    Janine Urbaniak Reid was born in Chicago and grew up in California. Before she began raising a family and then writing full-time, she was vice president of a San Francisco public relations firm.

    Janine has been published in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and San Francisco Chronicle and is widely syndicated. Hoping to bring humanity into the healthcare discussion by sharing her experience as a mother of a son with a brain tumor, she penned a piece for the Post that went viral. She has been interviewed on national news networks and continues her work as a spokeswoman for healthcare justice.

    Janine writes about her imperfect life, what connects us, and addresses the question of what it means to love fiercely in a sometimes dangerous and always uncertain world.

    Janine is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego and lives in Northern California with her family and a motley assortment of pets. She attends St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Marin City: all are welcome.

    For more information, please visit JanineUrbaniakReid.com.

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  • ISBN-139780785230632
  • Publish Date05/12/2020
  • PublisherThomas Nelson
  • Format Digital Audio - Unabridged Edition
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Running Time07:31:00
  • Price $14.69

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