Monday, November 25, 2019

A Precious Loss by Sharon Fox


About the Book


Book: A Precious Loss
Author:Sharon Fox
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Release Date: July 8, 2016

Losing a child is the worst tragedy a parent can experience. And yet it happens to many from various causes, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), death from illness, stillborn birth, or miscarriage. A Precious Loss offers those who have experienced such a death a window into the grief process. It presents the biblical grief model and the emotions to expect after a loss, and it includes the steps to move forward toward peace and contentment. 

While each parent’s experience is unique, this book is written with deep insight and strong compassion. It provides grieving parents with: 

·         Concrete steps to coping and recovery, including how to care for your health and your relationships and how to cope with emotions and behaviors you can expect to experience 

·         Biblical support for finding comfort and hope in your darkest hours


Recognition of the hard questions you may have, such as these: 
·                     Why me? 
·                     Was this my fault? 
·                     Is someone to blame? 
·                     Is this some sort of punishment for things I did or did not do? 
·                     Is there a purpose for my child’s death? 
·                     Can I trust God? 

If you or a loved one is grappling with the devastating loss of a child, this book will provide hope and encouragement to press on, knowing that God will sustain you through this painful experience. 




Click HERE to get your copy.  





My Review

I felt this book was a short resource for those facing grief- specifically those who have had miscarriages, lost babies to SIDS, or had a stillborn which is among some of the most acute grief for couples and families to navigate. The book was short and practical and Biblical for even the non-reader facing this challenge. The author looks at grief from a Biblical point of view. She looks at different emotions that may be felt and how to work through them together. This book goes through trying to live life beyond infant loss, and includes even grandparents in the grieving process. This book was on a difficult topic, but I feel like a hopeful, practical book is really what is needed for these extremely trying circumstances that so many have been faced with and feel all alone many times with. I recommend this book for anyone facing this circumstance, or someone who has a family member/friend facing this circumstance.


I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.




About the Author


Sharon Fox is a wife, author, speaker and co-founder of Brave Penny (non-profit). Her heart for those who mourn and struggle with loss has led her to write and teach about God’s model of grieving the death of his son, Jesus.  
 A Precious Loss, was written for families who have experienced miscarriage, SIDS, infant death and stillbirths. (Spanish - Una Perdida Preciosa) 
Sharon published Reframing Adoption, (also in Spanish) and a children’s Christmas book, The Stone Carver’s Son. 
She has led a grief recovery ministry for over twenty years. Sharon is a certified grief facilitator and has been a speaker at the National Conference on Adoption and the Anglicans For Life Summit. 
 


More from Sharon

Precious Loss (Una Perdida Preciosa- Spanish) was written to present a Christian perspective on the survival of families when a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death (SIDS) have occurred. A miscarriage or infant death is strikingly harsh and so many times unknown by others, which leaves the mother and family without support or understanding.  The statistics tell the story.  One in four conceptions end in miscarriage.  Seventy Five Percent of the marriages end in divorce when a child under three dies.
How do families survive the death of a child, a miscarriage, or tragic illness or accident that is such a sacred, personal and bewildering lossevent?  A Precious Loss is packed with sage advice, coping skills, presentation of God’s Model of Grieving, the Gospel, helpful, authentic recognition of the emotional overload of loss.  The book presents the blueprint from chaos, sadness, upheaval, questioning, new and strong emotions to contentment. It presents the pathway to the reach contentment and live abundantly again.



Blog Stops

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For the Love of Literature, November 24 (Author Interview)
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A Reader’s Brain, November 26
My Devotional Thoughts, November 27 (Author Interview)
Inklings and notions, November 28
Just the Write Escape, November 29




Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Sharon is giving away the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

8 comments:

  1. That's great that a book about child loss includes grandparents as well and not just the parents. Thank you for your review.

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  2. This sounds like a great book about a tough subject.

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  3. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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  4. Sounds like a great resource for a difficult subject!

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