"Having lost our 17-year old daughter (our only child) in a car accident, I know the grief and devastation that result from the death of someone you love. When walking through grief, it can be so overwhelming that it feels as if water is filling your lungs and you cannot breathe. Through the experience of his personal loss, Tom Mason takes you through a journey that begins with darkness and ends with hope. Whether you are the one who has experienced the loss of a loved one or the friend of someone who is grieving, the practical suggestions at the end of each chapter will help you move through the Valley of Grief." - Ellis F. Goldstein, Director, Ministry Partner Development, Campus Crusade for Christ International "When the Lord took home my beloved wife after over 62 wonderful years together, I was greatly helped by Tom's book. I highly recommend it." - Jack Ailes, Lincoln, Nebraska "Men, as I explore in my book, Different by Design, are indeed unique from women. It is part of the Creator's glorious design. Now at last, a book for men who grieve. Read it, share it, give it away to any man who has suffered loss. They will find Tom Mason a friend who truly understands their pain and their journey beyond the Valley " - Dr. H. Dale Burke, Author of Different by Design, Founder, Dale Burke Leadership, Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, California Tom Mason is a founding member and elder of Evanston Bible Fellowship in Evanston, Illinois. He has served for many years on the faculty of Northwestern University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He is well acquainted with "The Valley of Grief," having lost his wife of 31 years, Karen, to cancer. His healing process and suggestions for others who find themselves (or friends) in "The Valley of Grief" are the subject of this book.