The suspicion. The biopsy. The waiting.
The diagnosis. The statistics. The fear.
The treatment. The suffering. The barely surviving.
Can you get beyond the physical and emotional scars that have carved a witness into your life as a cancer survivor? Can you lay claim to a stronger spirit? You have a choice: the path of willing reflection or the path of retreat.
Beyond Cancer’s Scars invites the wounded to risk doing the important heart work attached to soul survivorship. It offers:
Encouragement from a cancer survivor who chose to step before God’s mirror.
Forty faith-based narratives and questions conducive to personal or group study.
A free, downloadable facilitator’s study guide available at
Elaine Olsen doesn’t hesitate to bare her scars. She has paid for them and has realized that she must now share the benefits with her fellow pilgrims. Those who are facing a similar cancer journey will often feel that Elaine is talking with them over a cup of coffee, like a special friend. But this book will also speak to friends and family members of people dealing with cancers, as well as pastors who hope to understand a world that is unfamiliar to them.—J. Ellsworth Kalas, senior professor of homiletics, Asbury Theological Seminary