BECOMING STARLIGHT by Sharon Prentice – Spotlight & Giveaway



What happens when we die? There are many answers as questions to this question. And grief is something we all have dealt with or are currently experiencing. Dr. Sharon Prentice new memoir, BECOMING STARLIGHT (WatersidePress) is intended to bring comfort, and remove the fear for those of us who are feeling unrelenting sorrow over the loss of loved ones. This memoir is a story of surviving grief and mending the wounds of loss.

In writing this review, I struggled with what to write. Not because the book isn’t worth reading, it is. It’s just that I find my personal experience with God and the afterlife so personal. It’s inevitable that I’ll offend someone with my beliefs and that’s not my intention on this blog.

I think BECOMING STARLIGHT is a good read for anyone interested in life, death and grief. These are very complex issues, which Dr. Prentice explains in her book. Again, this is one person’s experience with the divine, but it’s worth the time to read it.

The common theme I found Dr. Prentice returning to throughout how her book is how everyone, all of us in this unexplainable universe are connected together by love.


Soon after completing her graduate studies in psychology, Dr. Prentice found the world of secular psychology lacking-her patients needed “something more”. So, she set out to investigate and explore alternative methods in the field of mental health that would incorporate that “something special” she believed existed in each and every individual soul. Her journey would take her through the great religions of the world as well as to a discovery of ancient, time proven alternatives to modern therapeutic models of counseling.

Dr. Prentice is in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification. She is also a Board Certified Spiritual Counselor (SC-C) and holds Board Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy, and Crisis and Abuse Therapy. She is also a Board Certified Temperament Counselor.

Dr. Prentice and her 30+ years of interest in the Spiritual health of her patients have guided her away from strictly traditional methods of psychotherapy to what she terms “crazy hot mess” therapy where all aspects of one’s being are considered and honored. Because of the nature of her experiences, both personal and professional, she has a unique understanding of the true nature of the Soul-and the need for ripping open the dark recesses of the Spirit where joy sometimes is held captive. “Crazy hot mess therapy” opens up-wakes up-the Spirit! She does, however, devote extra attention to those seeking solace and understanding after the death of a loved one as she fully acknowledges the experiences that sometimes accompany that death.

Her commitment to the health and well being of the Spiritual nature of her patients has led to her being called “an empath”, “ a mind reader”, “a healer”, “a spiritual guide” by her patients. Her highly sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate nature, her unique approach to therapy, and her truly empathic ways have engendered a loving and fiercely loyal following among her patients and her friends.

Thanks to FBS Associates we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you know about grief. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

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25 thoughts on “BECOMING STARLIGHT by Sharon Prentice – Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. I know first hand about grief because I lost my brother in March. He was diagnosed in January of Stage IV colon cancer that spread to his liver and lungs. I was his full time care giver and he was at my home when he passed.

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  2. I know that there are times when u need professional help to reconcile the grief in your mind to move on.
    This happened to me when my husband died of a heart attack. It was so sudden and to late to save him. Hard for the mind to accept what u had no control over.
    And I was told that it takes 2 to.10 years for some to grieve . Amazing when u think about it.


  3. I have experienced grief many times. All grandparents, aunts, uncles and some cousins have passed. Also my parents and my beloved husband. By far the loss of my husband was the worst. You never get over the loss of your partner in life, you instead learn to cope and accept it.


  4. I don’t know a lot about grief, I just know that it hurts. I lost my mom and my dad both in the past four years at different times.


  5. I am very familiar with grief I lost my mother to end stage kidney cancer in 2008. Thirty-five days after being diagnosed.
    My grandmother in December 2013
    My aunt in 2018
    I still grieve over my mother on her birthday mother’s day thanksgiving and Christmas.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter and share my story.
    Good luck to everyone.


  6. Hi, your book sounds like a very good read and a big help for whomever is going through this and even for people who haven’t had this much hurt. I lost my dad 14 ears ago and I lost my mom this past March, it hurts and it will always hurt. I love the cover to the book. Thank you so much for writing a book about this. God Bless you.


  7. Grief pops it’s head up when you least expect it. You never know what will set it off, but it has it’s own schedule. I know it eases with time, but I think it will always be there in the background. This sounds like a great book. Thanks❣

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  8. I think I need this book. I am not over the loss of my Dad in May of 2018, who was always my confident and sounding board. My husband was diagnosed with dementia in 2015. This will be his first holiday season in a memory care facility. I cannot seem to get over the grief and sadness. It is like my husband is dying every day and my Dad is gone.

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  9. I have suffered with grief many times. It is a deep void and hurts. My parents death, my aunt’s death a week later and my cousin’s death all left me bereft.

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  10. I don’t know where I heard this, but this sure ring true with me! Some people should think before they speak, not everyone grieves the same way when a loved one is gone! I like to remember all the good memories while the person was alive!


  11. I know plenty about grief, I was married at 25 to my husband of 21 years and I lost him at the age of 46 to Type 1 Diabetes complications. A couple years later I remarried thinking it would be for the rest of my life and I lost him after 20 years of marriage to Stage 4 Kidney Cancer, and the grief has been rough. My second Husbands anniversary of his death is coming up this weekend on Nov.3rd it will be 3 years since he passed away. This book sounds amazing and I would love a chance to win it. Thanks for your great generosity.


  12. Grief can be debilitating if you don’t share your feelings and realize any feelings are ok and no need for guilt. I lost my parents and my mother in law in an 11 month period. It was a hard time because I didn’t get to hear before the next loss came. I had to help my 3 young daughters through this period and their pain in loss I g their beloved grandparents.


  13. I know the grief I have experienced & as a supporter of someone in grief. My dad suffered with Alzheimer’s disease & it was a horrible experience to go through, not only for him but for my mom who was his caregiver. Also lost some dear friends in the military who were in the Middle East when they lost their lives violently & far too soon.


  14. I have been dealing with grief as I lost my precious mom two weeks ago. It has been really hard losing her. I have been in a daze and a fog feeling has settled over me. I feel lost without her.


  15. My father passed away last November. I had know idea how painful it would be. I’m not the same person anymore.


  16. I’ve lost several people who were very close to me. I know how much it hurts when they are no longer in your life. I also know that the pain lessens slowly, over time, and you are able to move on with your life.


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