Treasures in Darkness: A Grieving Mother Shares Her Heart

By Sharon W. Betters

Though written by a bereaved mother, this book is for anyone struggling to find a new level of normal in the midst of traumatic loss.  Each chapter is filled with scripture, Sharon’s journal entries after the death of her son, the story behind hymns and music that encouraged Sharon to trust God in the darkness, and questions that help the reader focus on the theme of the chapter.

Sharon encourages readers to journal their own journey to help them lean into the pain of their own lives – whether fresh or buried for years.  The pages from her journals reveal her conversation with God as she tried to reconcile His sovereignty and His love.   Her transparency and willingness to dig deep into her own sorrow in order to help others convinces the reader that God really is sovereign and can be trusted, no matter what life brings.

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Tammy Maltby, co-host of Aspiring Woment and author of Lifegiving.

“In twenty years of women’s ministry I have never read such a compelling, painfully real, transparent perspective on grief…Do you know of someone struggling with grief and loss? This treasure needs to be the first gift you place in their hands.”

Bryan Chapell, Covenant Theological Seminary.

“…Sharon squarely faces personal pain and tenderly offers the realities of faith to provide a journey to hope even through our darkest nights.”

Rose Marie Miller, author of From Fear to Freedom

“…Sharon’s 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.”

Marilyn Heavilin, author of Roses in December and Grief is a Family Affair.

“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.

Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of Idols of the Heart and The Afternoon of Life.

“Recognizing that our lives here on this side of heaven will be fraught with darkness and sorrow, Betters’s experience with grief will encourage and comfort you. With biblical wisdom and gentle insight, she’ll draw your broken heart up to where hers is resting safely in the loving arms of the Savior. I heartily recommend this book.”