What Grieving People Wish You Knew by Nancy Guthrie, Free for CAPC Members
Nancy Guthrie’s overwhelming message in What Grieving People Wish You Knew is to enter into the awkwardness and difficulty of loving grieving people.
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Previous #23: Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart by Christena Cleveland
I was too slow serving customers, I gave people incorrect change, and I didn’t accurately calculate how long it would take me to get downtown for a court hearing in which my character was to argue for joint custody of her daughter. The list of things I did wrong in Cart Life is longer than what I did right. In that sense, Cart Life is one of the most realistic games I have played. It sets before the player the difficult nature of work and the inevitability of failure. And yet, by giving me down to earth characters who I really wanted to see succeed in whatever small ways possible, Cart Life turned out to be a surprisingly hopeful game.
While the initial learning curve is high and the game refuses to hold players’ hands through the initial stages, I found myself continually striving to be better at the game. I wanted to improve not because doing so would make me feel better about myself, but because I wanted to make a better life for the game’s characters. Cart Life is honest about how difficult life can be and stunningly hopeful as it gives players a reason to persevere.
Next #21: The Mindy Project
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