Good Reads

In need of hope or encouragement for whatever you are going through?  Is living your life consumed with treatment and doctor appointments and “what if’s” and “why me’s”?  Feeling hopeless and like your life has changed for the worse?  Looking for peace in a storm? Read on…

I would like to put out a recommendation for two books that I found this past weekend at a convention.  The first is a devotional called Jesus Jesus Today  -             By: Sarah Young    Today – Experience Hope Through His Presence, by Sarah Young.  She is also the author of Jesus Calling which was a #1 seller.  This devotional was written during a very difficult time in Sarah’s life when she was having serious medical problems and treatment.  The devotional consists of 150 two-page entries along with 50 quotations of hope dispersed throughout the book.  It is written from the perspective of Jesus speaking to the reader and includes the scriptures related to each entry.

Here is just a small sampling from one, “Learn to live from a place of resting in Me.  Since I – The Prince of Peace – am both with and within you, you can choose to live from this peaceful place of union with Me.  This enables you to stay calm in the midst of stressful situations, by re-centering yourself in Me.  We can deal with your problems together – you and I – so there is no need to panic.  However, the more difficult your circumstances, the more tempting it is for you to shift into high gear and forget My peaceful Presence.”

The second book is After Diagnosis: LIFE, Moving People from Devastation to Extraordinary Living by Dr. Jim Henry.  I was privileged to be at a convention and Jim Henry taught one of the workshops I attended.  The book was written for anyone confronted by a crisis that is stopping them from living life and for those watching.  It’s a small book (115 pages) that shows step by step how to turn a crisis or diagnosis into living life abundantly, not just “coping” with an illness or problem.  It offers peace, hope and quality of life, regardless of the quantity.  Receiving a life altering diagnosis should not be the beginning of the end but a new beginning altogether.  I felt like I could have written much of this book as I had already done most of the steps  he suggested.  This is exactly how I feel after going through my cancer journey and now it is in print ready for me to pass onto others.  The book can be purchased through https://www.tlgn.org/cms/ebook

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”  Martin Luther King Jr.

“A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”  John 10:10 (Message)

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