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.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)|
Table of Contents
|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|
|Appendix||The Thread That Binds Us Together--Advice for Family and Friends of Women With Breast Cancer||123|
What People are Saying About This
Lorraine V. Murray tells a vivid story about how she could face the cross of cancer and then share all she learned from her suffering with others once she put Christ "in the driver's seat." This is a moving, practical, very spiritual encounter between the writer and the reader.
In her wonderfully practical and profoundly spiritual book, Lorraine Murray often refers to the light of Christ piercing the darkness of cancer. Her book itself exemplifies that light. Why Me? Why Now? is a must for all who feel overwhelmed by darkness.