Treasures in Darkness
A Grieving Mother Shares Her Heart
Have you struggled with grief? Or to understand God’s sovereignty in the face of sudden loss, much less embrace it, rest in it? In this remarkably honest book Sharon Betters tells us the full story of her teenage son’s sudden death in a car accident just over ten years ago. Sharon opens up her private journal to describe and express the raw grief, anger, and hunger to understand how God can be good and loving, and still take away her sixteen-year old son.
She draws us to a passage from Isaiah that carries God’s promise to provide treasures for his people in the very midst of darkness and trouble. Treasures in Darkness will help you turn your heart toward God no matter what form the midnight darkness in your life takes.
“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 squarely faces personal pain and tenderly offers the realities of faith to provide a journey to hope even through our darkest nights.”
—Bryan Chapell, Covenant Theological Seminary
“Recognizing that our lives here on this side of heaven will be fraught with darkness and sorrow, Better’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.”
—Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of Idols of the Heart
“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.”
—Marilyn Heavilin, author of Roses in December and Grief Is a Family Affair