Archive for February, 2013

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What would you do if you were diagnosed with a terminal disease? What would you do if a friend, colleague, ACQUAINTANCE WERE diagnosed?

Cancer, the dreaded C word. For many it is a life sentence. There isn’t a cure, only treatment. It is something we as human beings have trouble facing. Dear Deb is a facinating book of letters written by a friend to another. Margaret shares deep secrets and stories with her friend Deb.

This is not a book that I would have normally picked up at the bookstore, but after reading, it is a book that I have encouraged others to read. It is life changing. Marg starts writing to Deb to provide some encouragement as she battles Cancer. Throughout the exercise of writing, Margaret shares her life journey and grows in faith.

I could not put Dear Deb down. Each chapter is based on of the letters sent to Deb. They are short, and I found myself getting more deeply involved in Deb and Margaret’s life. Having had several family members who have died and beat cancer. Dear Deb struck a cord with me.

Margaret does not treat Deb as a patient or someone sick, instead Margaret offer’s Deb insight into her life, and a way to escape one moment at a time. I hope that you will find the Holy Spirit within the pages as I have.

Book Description

“I want you to know that if my illness inspired you to write these stories, the cancer was worth it.”—Deb

What stories could possibly make cancer worth it?

Stories that represent a miracle—a lifetime of miracles. Stories that changed the writer as she wrote them and stories that will touch the heart of the reader, one by one by one. Stories that are not just stories.

They started out as words of encouragement to a dying woman. They turned into a collection of sparkling and intimate moments, pulled from the past to finally be understood and shared with new meaning.

Story by story, letter by letter, Margaret Terry uncovered powerful pictures in her own life of the one truth that could help carry her friend Deb from this life to the next: God is at work.

Together, Deb and Margaret found renewed hope in all the ways God shows up right to the very end. Which is where they found the miracle they’d been praying for all along. In each other.

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