In this remarkably honest book, Sharon Betters tells us the full story of her teenage son's sudden death in a tragic car accident. Excerpts from Sharon's journal express the raw grief, anger, and hunger to understand how God can be good and loving, and still take away her youngest child. Whether they're suffering from recent or loss from the distant past, readers will see how they can experience God's presence and love even during the darkest times.
Grief can be so debilitating that it blinds you to Gods presence. Many who grieve struggle to face the sudden loss, much less embrace it and rest in it. In this remarkably honest book, Sharon Betters tells us the story of her teenage sons sudden death in a car accident. Excerpts from Sharons journal express her raw grief, anger, and hunger to understand how God can be good and loving and still take away her youngest child. Sharon Betters draws readers to a passage from Isaiah that carries Gods promise to provide treasures for his people in the very midst of darkness and trouble. Whether theyre suffering from recent or loss from the distant past, readers of Treasures in Darkness will see how they can experience Gods presence and love even during the darkest times.
Sharon Betters is a mother of four and grandmother of nine. She is a nationally known conference and retreat speaker and has also spoken to womens groups in Africa and Japan. Author of Treasures of Encouragement and Treasures of Faith, she has also contributed articles to Todays Christian Woman, Virtue, and Christian Parenting Today.
No hope is real if it fails to recognize the reality of the pain and the necessity of pressing through darkness with nothing but faith to find our way. Sharon Betters squarely faces personal pain and tenderly offers the realities of faith to provide a journey to hope even through our darkest nights.
In twenty years of womens ministry, I have never read such a compelling, painfully real, transparent perspective on grief. Sharon Betters brings hope to a broken heart in the midst of profound loss. Do you know of someone struggling with grief and loss? This treasure needs to be the first gift you place in their hands.
Betterss world turned upside down when her son died in an automobile accident. She tells her story with candor, honesty, and hope. This book is helpful to anyone who has lost a loved one . . . an extremely helpful guide to grieving parents.
Treasures In Darkness will guide you from your deepest sorrow into a positive and productive walk with God. Sharon will help you learn to believe, trust and live again.
Recognizing that our lives here on this side of heaven will be fraught with darkness and sorrow, Betterss experience with grief will encourage and comfort you. With biblical wisdom and gentle insight, shell draw your broken heart up to where hers is resting: safely in the arms of the Savior. I heartily recommend this book.