Keeping Hope Alive!: Fighting Cancer Through Medicine and Faith

Keeping Hope Alive!: Fighting Cancer Through Medicine and Faith

by Andrew W. Russell


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Keeping Hope Alive! -- Fighting Cancer Through Medicine And Faith.

The author, a cancer patient himself, designed this book to help the cancer patient, family, and friends in this journey with cancer. Chaplain Russell provides methods for coping and ways to strengthen faith for people struggling with cancer. The book starts with the author finding out he has cancer and the physical, mental health, and spiritual struggles with having cancer. The author also addresses the struggle that family and friends as their loved one fight cancer. Patient stories bring to life the struggles, hopes, and dreams to show the power of faith in our battle with cancer. Both medicine and faith are needed to fight for survival. Part 1 of the book addresses the importance of faith in the person's and family's battle with cancer. The author walks the reader through;
1. We Have Cancer
2. The Importance of Faith In Our life.
3. Is Life after Death?
4. What Is The Nature of God?
5. If God Is Love, Why Is There Suffering?
6. What Is The Power Of The Cross?
7. Finding Hope In Baptism
8. Suffering
9. Receiving the Devastating News
10. Miracles
11. Finding Meaning
12. Strategies For Maintaining Spiritual Health
13. It's Okay To Grieve
14 Therapies Available For The Patient And Family
15 Final Thoughts
16. My Faith Journey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546473794
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/06/2017
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

The Rev. Andrew W. Russell is an ordained Lutheran minister and a Board Certified Chaplain. He served in the United States Navy from 1970 and retired in 1990. A 1992 graduate of Capital University and a 1996 graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Rev. Russell served as pastor at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Mt. Jewett, PA, and a substance abuse counselor for Cornell Abraxas Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Marienville, PA. He completed a Clinical Pastoral Education fellowship at the University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. Rev. Russell served as Chaplain for Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, TX, and Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania. He is currently serving as a Chaplain for the Veteran's Administration.

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