Flashlight Walking: The Inspiring Story of One Family's Struggle through Cancer and the Enron Layoff

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Imagine that you are living the "American Dream": a family man with a respected position at a Fortune 500 company, a two-story home, two kids, two cars, and money in the bank. Now picture yourself and your family receiving the news that you have cancer, a diagnosis that promises a defensive battle for survival. How much would this test your faith and the faith of your family? For Bill Peterson, the American dream became a nightmare. Within six months of the cancer diagnosis, his employer, Enron, collapsed and he ...
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Imagine that you are living the "American Dream": a family man with a respected position at a Fortune 500 company, a two-story home, two kids, two cars, and money in the bank. Now picture yourself and your family receiving the news that you have cancer, a diagnosis that promises a defensive battle for survival. How much would this test your faith and the faith of your family? For Bill Peterson, the American dream became a nightmare. Within six months of the cancer diagnosis, his employer, Enron, collapsed and he lost his health insurance and then his home. The collapse of Enron has been a confusing mass of high finance, corporate deception, and Wall Street shenanigans. Flashlight Walking juxtaposes a human life, and death, against the unemotional and swift life, and death, of the fifth-largest corporation in the world.

Join Bill and Cathy Peterson as they travel this incredible journey with God teaching trust only one step at a time. The direction -- the light -- seemed only the size of a flashlight beam! It's a love story, an adventure, a soap opera, and a war movie, all rolled into one. Share the Petersons' story as they lose everything of the way of life they once knew -- their home of fifteen years, their second car, their security. And experience their conviction of the presence of God in their lives!

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  • ISBN-13: 9781932057096
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Prologue 11
1. The Journey Begins 13
2. Grilling and Chilling 21
3. Lessons to Be Learned 27
4. Chemo Smart 29
5. Resurrection Day 33
6. Dr. Pappa 37
7. Results in a Week 41
8. Disbelief 45
9. The Harsh Reality 49
10. Another Phone Call 55
11. Humility 101 59
12. The Peterson Law 63
13. Supernatural Boldness 67
14. Too Sad to Be True 69
15. No More Treatment 73
16. Homeless 77
17. Blending Families 83
18. Another Crisis 87
19. Love Him to Death 91
20. River Waters 93
21. CNN Called 95
22. Hospice 99
23. Morphine Patches 103
24. Melanoma 105
25. Go to the Light 109
26. Take the Ball and Run 115
27. "I Love You," Dad 117
28. Consolation 121
29. Balance Cleared 123
30. Training for Things to Come 127
31. Good News 131
32. Ready to Fly? 133
33. One Minute 135
34. Mellie 139
35. Lifetime Batteries 141
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2003

    The facts of life your parents never told you!

    This book touches every emotion you can feel. It brings the truth about the little people of Enron and allows you to step into their lives and feel what they felt at the height of the Enron destruction. Cathy Peterson brings you into her life and shares the depths of her soul with you as her husband moved from an earthly being to a heavenly being. She takes you into the abyss of Corporate America, lays it on the table and leaves you to make your own decisions. I think everyone should read this book and make your own decision of what needs to happen to Corporate America for their cruel, in-humane treatment of their employees that give to the job even up to their death. The management of Enron was so greedy they had no concern for their dieing employees; not so much as a paycheck and benefits for 18 months. No one should have to pass on to the next life in the manner that Bill Peterson had to. Thank you Cathy for sharing this truthful loving story.

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