Friday, October 19, 2012
Dear Deb : A Woman With Cancer, A Friend With Secrets and the Letters That Became Their Miracle
DEAR DEB : A WOMAN WITH CANCER, A FRIEND WITH SECRETS AND THE LETTERS THAT BECAME THEIR MIRACLE
"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.
What an inspiring, heart-tugging book! Laid out in a series of brief chapters -- each one a letter to Deb -- the author allows us into her past. "Deb's illness gave me the chance to press my face against the window of my life, and what I saw was startling." What did the Terry see? Miracles waiting to be given a voice. These life snippets are filled with the ordinary and transformed into the extra-ordinary by the power of her words. A beautiful, blessed read that will lift you up and spur you on to write your own life letters too.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson".