SGM Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza Day 3 ~ Books!!

Today, we are giving away some books that will hopefully encourage and inspire you in this season. Stories are such gifts to our minds and can be a salve to our weary souls.

1. Isaiah’s Story by Jennifer Ross, my dear friend and fellow SGM board member. This beautiful story depicts the heart-wrenching journey of a mother who had just minutes with her precious son before he went peacefully from her arms to heaven at just shy of 20 weeks gestation. It is a story that honors the life of her precious son, and the God who carried her through her grief.

2. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
This classic is my favorite devotional. I love the wisdom and no nonsense truth Oswald Chambers delivers in this daily devotional. This is one with nuggets of scriptural meat meant for chewing, and soaking in. As relevant today as it was in the early 1900s when it was compiled, this devotional continues to give me something new each time I revisit it’s pages every few years.

3. Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow ~ Finding Light Beyond the Shadow of Miscarriage or Infant Loss by Teske Drake
This story/devotional can be used as an individual who has experienced miscarriage or infant loss, or in a support group setting. Teske shares her own journey, encouragement from scripture, and inspiration from the journeys of other mothers walking the path of grief after loss.

4. Walking With You and Walking With You for Fathers by Kelly Gerken and Sufficient Grace Ministries
Walking With You ~ A Gentle Guide For Grieving Hearts: This 28 page booklet was compiled by Kelly Gerken and published by Sufficient Grace Ministries, using quotes from parents who have walked through the loss of a baby. This booklet is a wonderful resource for families who have received the terrible news that they are about to lose a child, and for those in the initial moments and days after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. It is a great addition to hospital care packages.
Walking With You For Fathers Booklet ~ This 20 page booklet is a compilation of quotes and insights from fathers who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. It is a rare look into the raw and real pain a father’s heart endures when walking, often silently and unnoticed, through grief. The thoughts shared in this short booklet can encourage a father who may not seek outside conversation, with the knowledge that he is not alone and his grief is valid. There are also pages where spouses reflect on communication in marriage while grieving the loss of a child. A beautiful addition to a library of resources for grieving families.

5. What Women Fear by Angie Smith
This book by the beautiful and talented, Angie Smith, addresses the dreaded “What ifs” we women often struggle with as we strive to trust God through anxieties, fear of trusting God, abandonment, and a host of other things this imperfect world throws our way.

6. Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty
We love the family values and the down to earth, bearded folks of the Robertson family on the Duck Dynasty show. This powerful story tells pieces from the Robertson family past…a story of brokenness and redemption, the path to salvation.


To enter, leave a comment sharing about a book that has inspired or encouraged you. Also, please leave the number of the item or items you wish to enter for. You may enter for as many as you would like to receive.

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For an extra 5 entries, donate toward an ornament to add to the SGM tree (You will also get to keep the ornament after Christmas! Details here.)

Spread the word and enjoy! Sending prayers for a peace-filled and gentle season for you and yours. Tune in tomorrow when we share some of my favorite books! Giveaway is going until Friday, so if you didn’t enter yesterday, you can hop over and enter on that post, too!

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  1. Shannon Sasseville says:

    I think I am most excited about What Women Fear #5. Any of these would be really nice though! A book that really inspired me was Heaven is For Real. It was one of the first books I read starting my healing journey.

  2. I love Angie Smith’s book “I Will Carry You”. I’d love to win a copy of “Isaiah’s Story” (#1).

  3. Another favorite book lately is “Choosing to SEE” by Mary Beth Chapman. I’d love to win a copy of “Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow” (#3).

  4. Katrina Heller says:

    I am new in this journey, my new life. My son was born August 26th, 2013 and lived for 4 hours and 31 minutes. Truly a miracle. He beat most of the odds even thought he only lived for a short time. We were told he would not cry. He would dies shortly after being born. He cried. He surprised doctors. I miss him daily, and just now starting to look into reading materials. I seem to start reading and put them aside because it brings my hurt to the surface. I’d be interested in any of the books to help me in my healing and this new life I am beginning. Thank you SGM. You have been a HUGE help to me from the time I found you shortly after my baby was diagnosed with potters at 21 1/2 weeks. I wish you were local.

  5. Judy Matthias says:

    I would love a chance for #5. A book that’s helped me through some dark days is An empty cradle, a full heart.

  6. Jennifer Ross says:

    Well, #1 changed my life forever, but you already knew that. <3 I am very interested in #2. I would really like to add that to my library of books.

    *You are doing a beautiful job with this giveaway, but I never expect anything less from you. You're pretty awesome!*

  7. Joy Eaton says:

    I would love chance to win 1 Isaiah’s Story… A book that i am reading right now is The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick.. Its been helping me understand that i am a difficult person…

  8. Joy Eaton says:

    I would love chance to win 5.What Women Fear…

  9. Joy Eaton says:

    I would love a chance to win 6. Happy, Happy, Happy…

  10. I would like a chance to win Number 2: My Utmost for His Highest. A book I enjoyed reading is Heaven is For Real and recently read Isaiah’s Story written by Jenny Ross :)

  11. I am entering for #5. In addition to writing and publishing my own book about my loss, I have read countless books about loss and grieving. Although I haven’t got to read #5, I’d love to add it to my collection.

  12. I would love to be entered for any of the books. A couple books that I have read and that helped me were Angie Smith’s I Will Carry You. I love her biblical references and relations. I also like the short book Mommy Don’t Cry, even though it makes me cry every time I think it is beautiful.

  13. I would like to enter to win #1,2,3, and 5. The book that has helped me most is I Will Carry You. <3

  14. I would like to enter for #3. A book that helped me with my grief was i will carry you by angie smith.

  15. Entering for #4. I will carry you by angie smith helped me.

  16. Entering for #1, i will carry you by angie smith helped me my grief.

  17. I would love #1. Numbers 3 & 4 would be great ministry resources for me, so they’d be great, as well. Angie Smith’s “I Will Carry You” is amazing, like so many others have said. Another that I found refreshingly honest (though not necessarily from a Christian perspective) was Ann K. Finkbeiner’s “After the Death of a Child: Living with Loss Through the Years.” It’s a few years old, but it’s very honest, with no expectations or judgments, which was a refreshing change from most of the research I’ve done.

  18. michelle delp says:

    What Women Fear (#5). One of my favorite books is Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert. Katie touches on loss in all of her books.

  19. I would like to be entered for any book #1-5. I really liked A Broken Heart Still Beating, it is a compilation of famous writers that have lost a child. Lots of beautiful work.

  20. Shared on facebook too!

  21. Nneka Hall says:

    I would love to win #3. It would be a wonderful addition to my ever growing library.

  22. andrea soergel says:

    Safe In the Arms ofd God: Truth From Heaven About the Death of a Child is a great book.
    I would love to read Isaiah’s Story. Is that #1? ;)

  23. A book that truly helped me is “Choosing to SEE” by Beth Chapman. The book that I would really enjoy is #1 “Isaiah’s Story.” First, today is the 2nd anniversary of my son’s birth & death. I lost my son at 18 weeks gestation (but have long thought I was actually closer to 20 weeks because he was so well developed & actually lived for 29 minutes). Second, I recently had a dream that I was pregnant with a boy that I named Isaiah. I literally got chills when I saw the title and then read the description.

  24. Kim Schamburg says:

    I would love to win book #1, Isaiah’s story. I have been following Jennifer on Facebook and I so hope to read the beautiful story of her Isaiah.

    I see here that Angie Smith is mentioned. I was actually in a Bible Study about the book “What Women Fear” just before I lost my son to stillbirth. After he died, I discovered her book “I Will Carry You” and read it. It is such a beautiful story. When I realized the author was the same for both books it was as if I felt prepared for what was to come in my son’s life during the Bible Study and then comforted by her words after. I don’t know how to explain it. But her words….”grief and joy dance together as if they have a right to” are beyond beautiful.

  25. My favorite book would probably have to be I Will Carry You by Angie Smith. I’d like to win #1!

  26. I’d like to win #2 also!

  27. I’d like to win #3 also!

  28. I’d like to win #4 also!

  29. I’d like to win #5 also!

  30. I would love to be entered for #2, 3, 5, and 6. Thank you so much for these giveaways that bless and uplift grieving hearts. <3

  31. Amy Kincaid says:

    I am entering for all of them. Each book brought a special friend or family member to mind. Each book made me think of one person who would enjoy it! What an amazing variety of helpful books!

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