Wednesday, September 19, 2012

dear deb : A Woman with Cancer, a Friend with Secrets, and the Letters That Became Their Miracle by Margaret Terry

Book Description:  "I want you to know that if my illness inspired you to write these stories, the cancer was worth it."—Deb
What stories could possibly make cancer worth it?
Stories that represent a miracle—a lifetime of miracles. Stories that changed the writer as she wrote them and stories that will touch the heart of the reader, one by one by one. Stories that are not just stories.
They started out as words of encouragement to a dying woman. They turned into a collection of sparkling and intimate moments, pulled from the past to finally be understood and shared with new meaning.
Story by story, letter by letter, Margaret Terry uncovered powerful pictures in her own life of the one truth that could help carry her friend Deb from this life to the next: God is at work.
Together, Deb and Margaret found renewed hope in all the ways God shows up right to the very end. Which is where they found the miracle they'd been praying for all along. In each other.

My Review: Three years ago my sweet mother-in-law went through breast cancer.  The chemo treatments were hard on all of us.  When a person goes through cancer the disease affects everyone in the family.  It can even affect friends.
As I began reading dear deb I knew that this book would be like a tribute to women everywhere, who have fought the battle...some have won and some have gone on to their reward.
dear deb made me think, laugh and cry!  What a friendship and what a lovely hope!
People may give up hope but God is continually at work. As I was reading this book the scripture from Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" came to mind.  Yes, God has a purpose that we may not understand but we can be conquerors through His love.
I loved the deep friendship of these two women...a bond stronger than "natural-born sisters."  A sisterhood of understanding and caring that comes from the deepest depths of the heart.
This book would make a great gift for someone who is going through a rough time or even going through cancer.
Such an encouragement!  And a lovely take on life!  God's grace is sufficient!
*This book was provided for review BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishing*
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400204372
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400204373

1 comment:

  1. Tammy I'm drawn to this book in the light of my son being a cancer survivor. When he was going through it, I kept reminding him that no matter what the out come God had a reason for him to go through it. Since he survived, he believes it is because God has a purpose for him that is why he is serving Him instead of using his engineering degree.

    I know God uses trials in our lives and the lives of those we love to change people and be used of Him.