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Saturday, November 23, 2019

About the Book

Book: A Precious Loss
Author:Sharon Fox
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Release Date: July 8, 2016
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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 a window into the grief process. It presents the biblical grief model and the emotions to expect after aloss, 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.

About the Author

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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.


The book is a nice resource for people dealing with grief and loss. Most of the book talks about the loss of a child, but there are some chapters that deal with other losses like a spouse, sibling or other family members. A church I attended years ago had a couple whose two year old daughter had cancer. I loved watching that child pray during service and dance as the music started. When I received the phone call that she had passed I was devastated. There were no words I could say that would help at the time, so I hugged on them and let them cry. They were overwhelmed with people sending them books about losing a child and constantly quoting scriptures. What this couple needed was time to grieve in their own way and time.

I liked the chapter on "God's Model of Grieving," which lists three journeys a person will experience. I found the examples to be helpful and encouraging. We all go through different steps in grieving and for each of us we experience them at different times. My brother lost his son when he was only twenty-one. It was unexpected and a horrific tragedy. I know he never got over the death of his son, but there were times he was able to share things about him. On March 18, 2019 I lost the above mentioned brother to cancer. I was not prepared even though I was his caregiver. It has been eight months and the pain is still there. As I read through the book I was able to find things that helped me as I walk through this process.

The author takes you step by step in the grieving progress and gives scriptures to help you find peace. It would be a good book especially for parents who have lost a child. It mainly deals with this loss but i did find helpful tools for me as I grieve the loss of my brother. It is not a heavy book, but one this is filled with compassion and hope for the future.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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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.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your book and for the giveaway also. Greatly appreciated!

  2. I know first hand how sad of a subject this can be. This sounds like a great and important read.

  3. I didn't know those statistics on family grief. So striking.

  4. Oh wow, it would be horrible to lose a child. While it's a subject matter that no parent wants to think about, this seems like a great book for helping. Great review!

  5. This sounds like a very helpful book!