SGM Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza Day 4 ~ Two Beautiful Books

I want to wax poetic about today’s giveaway, but I need to post this very quickly. I’m off to support a family about to meet their little one today…and need to make this brief.

First…one of my new favorite books to give to offer a piece of hope and understanding to grieving hearts, my dear friend, Angela Miller’s You are the Mother of All Mothers.

You are the mother of all mothers

She speaks truth to dispel the shame and excruciating guilt that cloaks a grieving mother. And, the judgment that often follows…

“So wash your hands of any naysayers, betrayers, or those who sprinted in other direction when you needed them most. Wash your hands of the people who may have falsely judged you, ostracized you, or stigmatized you because of what happened to you. Wash your hands of anyone who has made you feel less than by questioning everything you did or didn’t do. Anyone whose words or looks have implied this was somehow your fault.” ~ You are the Mother of all Mothers, Angela Miller

She speaks aloud of the what ifs, the shoulda, couldas and if onlys that plague a grieving mother. She speaks against the lies that say, you failed as a mother. Because speaking it, naming it takes away its power.

Her words remind you, mama, clinging to the last thread of hope in the midst of a whole lot of broken…that “you were chosen to be your child’s mother”. Chosen. And, no one is more suited for the role than you…even in loss.

She speaks hope in the midst of grief. And, in reading her words…her gorgeous, hope-filled, truth-talking words, I find a kindred spirit. And, I believe you will too.

If you don’t win…or you don’t want to wait, you can purchase this beautiful book here:


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And, second, a book into which I poured my own heart and the most of Jesus I have to give…a signed copy of Sufficient Grace.

What happens when physical healing doesn’t occur this side of heaven? Where is God in those moments, and what does faith look like when we don’t get the answers we are longing to hear? How do we continue to trust God, in the midst of our deepest fears becoming reality? What happens to a marriage tested by fire, more than once?

“Sufficient Grace” chronicles not only Kelly’s own family’s painful journey through the stormy sea of grief after the loss of three of their five children, but also shares the lessons they learned about the true faith and grace God gives to His people, even in the midst of life’s storms. Through their story of grief, brokenness, and healing in their marriage and in their lives we find great hope in an infinite God who is faithful to carry His children through whatever we face in this life. In Part II of the book, Kelly shares the birth of Sufficient Grace Ministries, and offers helpful information for families walking through grief after the loss of a child. Her mission to comfort others with the comfort she received continues, as she tells her compelling story of trading ashes for beauty.

If you don’t win a copy, you can order here: Sufficient Grace The Book (Links on that page to Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well)

To enter: Leave a comment on this post, sharing which you’d like to enter for…and something encouragement you hope to gain in your grief walk from the book. (You can enter to win either one as well!)

Additional entries for…
Liking the Kelly Gerken FB page
Liking the SGM FB Page
Liking A Bed for My Heart FB page
And, for sharing on social media

Please leave a comment for each additional entry so it can be counted!! All winners announced Friday. You can enter for previous days as well.


  1. Deanna Wheeler says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  2. Deanna Wheeler says:

    Already a liker of all of the Facebook pages, I would love to get your book, Kelly! It is on my wishlist. I have Angela’s book and LOVE it… you are both so wonderful :)

  3. If I win, pay it forward and give to someone in need. I will be buying your book.

  4. Susan Ballard says:

    Kelly I have birth of these books. I brought yours at the Rememberance dinner and my sister got me the other. I have a friend who’s baby is due in February ands he has a birth defect. I would love to give her a copy of both. Both books helped me so much so I really think they will help her too. Her baby has zero chance of . Thank you for why you do!

  5. Erica Rockwell says:

    I already like the FB pages. I have already ordered my copy of Sufficient Grace, but I would be joyful to get either book. I would add them to my library of resources in my own birth and lactation business, which also offers bereave,ENT support.

  6. Kristen S. says:

    I would love either one. I am looking to find comfort, peace, and strength on my grief walk. These books might just be what I need. I’ve wanted the mother of all mothers books for while but don’t have extra money to buy it. I’ve liked all 3 Facebook pages.

  7. Sonya Dykstra says:

    I have liked the fb pages. Id love to win either one of these books. I experience such comfort from reading others experiences, knowing that I am not the only one who has lost a sweet babe. It can sometimes be a lonely feeling. Thank you for providing these books of encouragement.

  8. I would love to read your book Kelly!!

  9. Andrea Ford aschulze says:

    i would love both of these books. Although I just at gave birth to my son 3 months ago, I suffered three losses prior. Would love to read these books and then pass them on to someone else who is in need of encouragement.

  10. Sarita Boyette says:

    Would love to win Angela’s book as I already have Kelly’s. Thanks! Reading uplifting books about grief have helped me so much.

  11. Carrie Calvelage says:

    I like SGM on facebook and shared your post. Would love to win either book.

  12. Eleese Wyborn says:

    I have just started to read my way thru my grief of losing my babe… thank you for these amazing FB pages groups and support i never knew where out there .. xx i would love a copy

  13. Amber Terhune says:

    Would love to have a copy of the book!

  14. If I won this I would gift it to another grieving mama.

  15. I would love to win either of these books. I have heard great things about both. I would love to gain new perspective to share with other mommas as I walk with them through their journeys. I would love to pass them on to others when I finish as well!

  16. Tasha Mahnke says:

    I already liked all three!!!!!!!!!

  17. Amber Young says:

    Oh, it would be wonderful to win either! I have been nervously waiting on saving enough money to buy You are the Mother of all Mothers. I find comfort in knowing I am not crazy for the things I felt after my sweet Isaac died. One of the things that helped the most was reading how other parents felt, and what emotions they went through.

  18. Amber Young says:

    Liked A bed for my heart on Facebook.

  19. Amber Young says:

    Liked SGM on Facebook.

  20. I would love this book, if nothing more than to just read it once and pass it along to another mama in need.

  21. Amber Young says:

    Liked Kelly Gerken on facebook.

  22. Jessica Payne says:

    I would love to win a copy of Kelly’s book (though I hope to read both of these someday). Kelly has been such a source of encouragement for me throughout this year since we lost our son in March. I know her book will bless me!

  23. Jessica Payne says:

    I liked A Bed For My Heart on Facebook. :)

  24. Daisy Alvarez says:

    I would love to win this book for my christmas present, its all i want and need

  25. Jessica Payne says:

    I already like the Kelly Gerken page on Facebook. :)

  26. Jessica Payne says:

    I already like the SGM page on Facebook. :)

  27. Jessica Payne says:

    Shared on Facebook. :)

  28. I’d like to enter for You are the mother of all mothers book. Thank you.

  29. Liked A Bed for my Heart on Facebook

  30. Jessica Q. says:

    Taking a step toward healing

  31. Ashley Hamilton says:

    I would love to receive one of these books! I just gave birth to my daughter Zoey September 27th who was born still! Could really use this book!

  32. Ashley Hamilton says:

    I liked the A bed for my heart page
    SGM FB page
    and Kelly Gerken FB page :)

    I could really use the encouragement that these books have given to other mommas in need )

  33. I would like to win Kelly’s book, Sufficient Grace.

  34. I have liked Kelly’s page.

  35. I have liked the SGM page!

  36. I have liked a Bed for my heart page!

  37. I would love You Are the Mother of All Mother’s. To read for myself, and then gift to a friend. I lost my baby boy last year to a rare chromosomal disorder. My friend’s sister lost her daughter to a cord knot just about a month ago. I know her holiday season is going to be devastatingly hard this year.

  38. I would like the Mother of all Mothers. My son’s name is in the second edition and would love another copy to pass on to another mother in my support group. I would like to earn encouraging words to make it through difficult days.

  39. fiona Clements says:

    I literally stumbled across Angela on pinterest when I was looking for something to help build me up. It was the smallest quote but I reread it every day and just that little bit has helped I can’t imagine how wonderful the book is ♡

  40. I’d love anyone of them…I have grieving issues since I lost my 8 year old son in a car wreck

  41. I am always looking for books to help me with my grief.

  42. betty Babcock-houghtaling says:

    Either or. thank you for the chance

  43. I have four children in heaven. My 21 year old son died 2 and a half years ago. I would to read Sufficient Grace to help me through the holidays. Been crying daily lately. Both books sound amazing! Just not making enough to buy either one.

  44. Would love to get a copy of either book! They are both on my Christmas list. Thanks, Kelly!

  45. I have liked all the FB pages.

  46. I have shared on social media.

  47. I would like to enter to win either… I hope that if I win one of these books, it will help comfort me in where I am today in my grief.

  48. I like the Kelly Gerken Facebook page.

  49. I like the SGM Facebook page.

  50. I like A Bed For My Heart Facebook page.

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