A journey of grace for those who are ill .I spend my nights asking hundreds of questions What will my husband do when Im dead How many people will show up for my funeral What if I cant get out of bed, shower, and get myself dressed tomorrow And wholl then shop for groceries, do the laundry, and put the garden to sleep for the winter God, you promised youd be with me Where are you Dealing with illness is never easy, but it can be especially difficult when that illness is terminal, such as cancer Over a period of six years living with cancer, author Carol Winters kept a journal When Hope Is Tried brings together thirty one of these daily meditations, which, taken together, depict a movement from outright anger to trusting God In offering these meditations, Winters hoped to encourage others dealing with illnessand the people who care for themto discover that God s grace is enough This honest, faith filled, and deeply personal devotional book includes Scripture passages, meditations, short prayers, and suggested Bible readings When Hope Is Tried is not for those seeking sentimental and easy answers Winters dares to express anger, doubt, hesitation, pain, and confusionin other words, she stands before God as a witness that we are in a broken world and declares that sometimes Gods plan seems mightily confusing But as a witness, Winters points out in ringing and impassioned tones that even with pain and doubt, God is there and even with confusion, God is there and even with anger, God is there And because God is always there, we can dare to live, and to live well Dr Gary Schmidt, author, Ansons Way...
|Title||:||When Hope Is Tried: Meditations for Those Who Are Ill and the People Who Love Them|
|Publisher||:||Loyola Press First Edition, First ed edition August 1, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||994 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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When Hope Is Tried: Meditations for Those Who Are Ill and the People Who Love Them Reviews
I am a caregiver of a person newly-diagnosed with cancer. Let me just say, this book is depressing. So, so sad. I am glad I read this first, because I would never give it to my mom now. I think for someone newly diagnosed or in early stages of treatment, this would make them fear the future. The author focuses so much on what is hard and horrible about treatment and about dying.
A nice book, am reading it now.
Carol Winters gives a heartfelt, honest description of being seriously ill. I appreciate that she did not edit out her negative feelings, which gives her book that genuine feel.