A Grace Disguised Book Giveaway

If you are visiting for the first time, this post is part of the series “12 Days of Christmas With You in Heaven”. To learn more about this series, please click here. Today Beth is generously giving away a copy of a book that helped her through the loss of her daughter, which happened to be shortly before Christmas.

“Gifts of grace come to all of us. But we must be ready to see and willing to receive these gifts. It will require a kind of sacrifice, the sacrifice of believing that, however painful our losses, life can still be good — good in a different way then before, but nevertheless good. I will never recover from my loss and I will never got over missing the ones I lost. But I still cherish life. . . . I will always want the ones I lost back again. I long for them with all my soul. But I still celebrate the life I have found because they are gone. I have lost, but I have also gained. I lost the world I loved, but I gained a deeper awareness of grace. That grace has enabled me to clarify my purpose in life and rediscover the wonder of the present moment.” ~ from A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser

Last year, Thanksgiving fell four days after our daughter’s stillbirth, followed by Christmas a month later. I vividly remember sitting at our family’s Thanksgiving dinner table, pushing my food around on its plate and trying desperately not to start sobbing. The world seemed to be throwing a party around me, but the last thing I felt like doing was celebrating.

It didn’t take me long to start looking for help. I searched for resources on babyloss and grief to guide me through the loss I had never imagined we’d have to endure. One of those resources Jerry Sitter’s book on traumatic loss, A Grace Disguised. This book proved to be foundational as I learned what loss and grief could mean to me — that, though my daughter’s death was horrible and terrifying and excruciating, blessings could be found in the midst of my pain. This book was realistic and yet hopeful, guiding me through the hard questions that death provokes while refusing to entertain pat answers. I was and remain very encouraged by Sittser’s words.

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23 thoughts on “A Grace Disguised Book Giveaway

  1. I would love to win this book! I’m always looking for something to help me on my grief journey. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

  2. I would love to have a copy of this book!! Thank you so much for helping whoever wins with their path through the grief process.

  3. Beth, may peace be with you this holiday season. I lost my grandson, William Micheal, on Nov. 5, 2011 to SIDS/SUDS. He was 2 months and 18 days old. The holiday’s were excruciating last year. I miss my grandson everyday and feel so helpless knowing there is nothing I can do to relieve the pain my daughter lives with everyday.

  4. Thanks Beth, this is one book I have not read but it looks like it would be good to add to the infant loss library at our local Bereaved Parents place.

  5. We lost our second daughter in June. I’ll always wonder why God chose her that day and hope that one day I won’t miss her so terribly. I have not read many books on loss and think maybe if I do, they may help me through my grieving.

  6. Thank you, Beth, for offering this book; it sounds wonderful and a great way to help stay on the positive side of grief, instead of always focusing and staying on the negative side.

  7. Would love to read this book. Just now really thinking about diving in and working through my grief. I lost my sweet boy who was born at 24 weeks silent last year. I think I have worked through a lot – but know I have a lot more that I have just stuffed down in order to survive….

  8. Hi, My nephew passed away one week ago today. Losing a child is hard enough but losing one at the most joyous time of the year is almost unbearable. My own children and my sister-in-law are having a really hard time coping with this loss and this book could possibly help them ….Thank you

  9. This book is my favourite as well. I received it from a colleague of my husband’s a few days after our daughter died and I loved it. I even emailed the author and expressed my gratitude and asked him to come speak in my church! (his wife, mom and daughter are buried in a cemetery a short drive from where I live) He declined, as he is in a new stage of life, but even his telling me that gave me much hope! there is hope for joy, even after loss!
    I own the book already, but would love to win another copy to pass along to a Mom I know who lost her son at 22 weeks. She already read I Will Carry You and liked it, but I think this one would help her, too.
    Thank you!

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