Amanda Held Opelt

Amanda Held Opelt

Amanda Held Opelt is the author of A Hole in the World: Finding hope in rituals of grief and healing and the forthcoming Holy Unhappiness: God, goodness, and the myth of the blessed life (Worthy Books). She lives in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina.

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    The Bible doesn’t gloss over grief, and neither should we


    When Amanda Held Opelt suffered a season of loss - including three miscarriages and the death of her sister, Rachel Held Evans - she was confronted with sorrow she didn’t know to how face. Why do so many Christians insist on an immediate, redemptive story arc when they experience suffering?