Monday, February 27, 2012

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


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.


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. 


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.

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