Why Me? Why Now?: Finding Hope When You Have Breast Cancer

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Cancer survivor Lorraine Murray offers caring spiritual help to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Grounded in faith, this honest, empathetic, and compassionate guide offers more than psychological advice. It offers help to heal the suffering heart.

Murray explores the real issues and candidly shares her own battle with cancer, offering positive suggestions for dealing with fear, confusion, anxiety, and suffering. The text is rich with the words of Jesus, examples...

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Overview

Cancer survivor Lorraine Murray offers caring spiritual help to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Grounded in faith, this honest, empathetic, and compassionate guide offers more than psychological advice. It offers help to heal the suffering heart.

Murray explores the real issues and candidly shares her own battle with cancer, offering positive suggestions for dealing with fear, confusion, anxiety, and suffering. The text is rich with the words of Jesus, examples drawn from his life, scriptural reflections, discussion questions, and exercises that can be used in daily life.

Perfect for both personal reading and group settings, Why Me? Why Now? is also a valuable resource for caregivers, friends, and families of women with cancer. It offers compassionate advice sprinkled with bittersweet humor to help women through the terrors and uncertainties of treatment and recovery.

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At high risk to develop breast cancer, 53-year-old Murray was still shocked by her diagnosis. A committed Catholic, she offers a spiritual guide to getting through the disease "for women of all Christian faiths." Her text comprises scriptural passages, meditative exercises, and prayer. "To advise you on navigating this illness without mentioning prayer would be like handing you a recipe for a hot fudge sundae that lacked chocolate." Though not for all tastes, this is recommended for religion and comprehensive care collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877939924
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 1,167,520
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
Part I "Why Me? Why Now?": The Darkness of the Diagnosis 19
1 The Lesson of Mary and Martha 23
2 "Oh, God, Help Me!" 31
3 I Didn't Realize My Friends Had Wings 37
Part II Glimpsing Light at the End of the Tunnel: Treatment 49
4 Where Is God in My Suffering? 55
5 If I Hear One More Horror Story, I'll Scream! 69
6 Taming Our Fears 79
Part III Embracing the Light of Christ: Recovery 93
7 Healing Our Hearts 97
8 Finding Grace in the Cross 109
Works Cited 122
Appendix The Thread That Binds Us Together--Advice for Family and Friends of Women With Breast Cancer 123
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