About the Book
Book: A Precious Loss
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. APrecious Loss offers those who have experienced such a death awindow 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.
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Having never experienced a miscarriage or death of a precious infant, I can not imagine the heartbreak and devastation that must bring. However, I have walked beside in real-life and through online friendships the deaths of babies who never had the chance to live outside the womb or died after birth. I have seen the heartbreak and devastation these families have gone through. Yet a lack of personal experience has often made me wonder what the correct verbal responses should be.
This book does a remarkable job of examining the fact that no two people grieve in the same manner. The inclusion of a chapter on God’s model of grieving the death of His Son Jesus Christ is a powerful and meaningful example.
I also appreciate how she addresses what someone should say to someone walking down the dark path of miscarriage, stillbirth, or SIDS. This book is one worth reading for anyone who has walked the devastating path of losing a child or wants to be better prepared to walk alongside someone going down that devastating path.
I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.
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 acertified 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.
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