First-Time Xulon Author Releases Book Healing From the Loss of a Child

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In it, the author tries to help grieving parents with passages and a journal.

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A parent’s grief is incredibly devastating and there is a need to help them.

Within the pages of Jo Ann Smith’s new book, Living Through Loss ($9.99, paperback, 9781545670392; $4.99, ebook, 9781545670408), readers will find a book designed to extend hope and healing to those grieving the loss of a child.

Living Through Loss explores, through spiritual teaching, encouraging Scripture, and personal experiences a way to restoration with God’s help.

“More people are experiencing the loss of a son or daughter not only from illness or accidents, but from drug addictions, war, and violence,” says Smith. “A parent’s grief is incredibly devastating and there is a need to help them.”

Jo Ann Smith was a wife and mother of four living in Northwest Ohio when her youngest daughter, age sixteen, was killed in a car accident on her way to school. Although Jo Ann had grown up in a religious environment, this tragic loss challenged her faith and began a journey through grief that inspired a deeper understanding of God’s love and His ability to carry us through the worst events of life.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date, Living Through Loss is available online through,, and

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