February 27, 2012

Review & #Giveaway - Pam: Life Beyond Death; Joy Beyond Grief by Christy Lowry


ABOUT THE BOOK:

An anxious voice accosts a young mother as she picks up the phone. An elementary school secretary notifies her that her daughter Pam may have been in a serious accident. But why this call when Pam, a middle schooler, rides a public, not a school bus, home? Yet because this secretary takes the time to phone her, this mother responds to her suggestion to immediately call 911.

Was the dispatcher awaiting her call?! His disconcertingly accurate questions, punctuated with progressively detailed and accurate information only she could know, lends credence to that impression. Initial relief that the victim, first described as someone far younger, dissipates before a parent's worst fear: has the unthinkable truly happened? To them?

In PAM, a family miracle unfolds, unveiling a God Who actively and directly redeems--even uses--their loss for good. In the process, healing and restoration powerfully emerge to transform hopeless grief into inspired conviction that there is--indeed--Life Beyond Death, Joy Beyond Grief.

MY THOUGHTS:

I read Pam on Friday and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I was moved to tears several times throughout this book and felt a tugging on my soul that was unlike anything I have experienced before. I can't think of anything more terrifying than burying your child.  As a parent who lost her little one to tragedy, Christy takes you on a spiritual journey and gives you an inside perspective of this type of loss.  Beautifully written, Pam proves that nothing is impossible when you give yourself over to a higher power. 

AUTHOR BIO:


Christy Lowry received her AA from El Camino Jr. College, Lawndale; and a BA in History, with an English minor, from Cal State University at Long Beach, California. She and her family began their long-term involvement in Alaska by leaving California in 1978. Her daughter, Pam, died at age 13. Christy and her husband, Paul, live in Anchorage, Alaska, as do their older son, John, wife, Pamela Diane, and children, Amanda Joy and Ezra. Younger son Brad, and bride Carolynn, attend the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes and will receive a small stipend. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

27 comments:

  1. awww, their 8th daughter Pam was killed in an auto accident...so sorry to have read that part. God be with your family and always comfor you.
    sandy1955 at comcast dot net

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  2. She has wrote several books and their 8th daughter was killed in an accident. Tore923@aol.com

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  3. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    Love 4 Books is a company founded by author Christy Lowry to facilitate the promotion and marketing of her work

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  4. Im always looking for inspiration after losing my own daughter 11 yrs ago.

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  5. Christy Lowry received her AA from El Camino Jr. College, Lawndale; and a BA in History, with an English minor, from Cal State University at Long Beach, California.

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  6. I was impressed with the Grief Resources available on the website

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  7. I was so sorry to read about her daughter! She surely knows what's she's writing about. I would love to read the book.

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  8. The author also wrote a book called

    Hope Renewed: Picking UP The Pieces After Loss

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  9. That this is the second book she has written about grief and that this is a true experience.

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  10. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=308526289208828&id=1557144241

    I shared on FB as Stephanie Diane and there is the link.

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  11. Christy Lowry received her AA from El Camino Jr. College

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  12. Added button to http://www.drpepperdiva.wordpress.com

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  13. I learned that Christy Lowry has a BA in History and minored in English at Cal State University.

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  14. Shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/AshleyMontgomery0422/posts/112599778864490

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  15. Shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/AshleyMontgomery0422/posts/244468822309304

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  16. Shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/AshleyMontgomery0422/posts/181179631998262

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  17. I like how she has so many resources dealing with such loss'

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  18. http://www.facebook.com/AshleyMontgomery0422/posts/345660688809476

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  19. http://www.facebook.com/AshleyMontgomery0422/posts/291797637558836

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  20. Christy's most recent book is Hope Renewed.

    obsessionwithreading.blogspot.com

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  21. I had learned that Christy Lowry received her AA from El Camino Jr. College.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  22. I learned the author lives in Alaska.

    lanaleebradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I learned I share a birth year with their son Brad. 1979

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  24. Chris's company is a marketing company for her publications. Very smart as I know authors don't do that :-)

    Tam S.

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  25. I like the resources section of the website.

    cranky30[at]hotmail[dot]com

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