By Jeff Goins, Editor
My wife introduced me to Shauna Niequist over a year ago. I read bits and pieces of her first book Cold Tangerines (Zondervan) and was amazed at how eloquently and thoughtfully she described finding God in everyday moments like walking down the street or sharing a meal together.
So, I was excited when I heard she was coming out with a new book called Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way.
As you know, we shared an excerpt from Bittersweet not too long ago, but recently, we also had the privilege of connecting with Shauna (thanks to modern technology) to do an iChat interview about art and faith, why she wrote Bittersweet, and what’s new in her life.
Shauna was a delight, sharing her insights about God, life, and being human. She openly confessed her own struggles with change, honestly talking about her own miscarriage. She noted that this is a cultural challenge:
“We don’t do a great job culturally of talking about change well… It’s important that we are honest about our broken and dark seasons in our lives if we want to be honest about the really bright and beautiful seasons. It only works if we’re willing to look at the whole thing together.” she said.
Without further ado, here’s that interview (sorry for slightly-off dubbing and my own social awkwardness). If, for some reason, the video doesn’t load, you can view it here, as well.
Jeff graduated from Illinois College, a small liberal arts school, with a degree in Spanish and Religion. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Ashley. He works for Adventures in Missions, edits this silly little magazine, and loves to do new things. Check out his blog: Pilgrimage of the Heart.