Cancer. The word sends shock waves into our minds. We freeze and try to distance ourselves from it. What happens when cancer comes close to us? How do we speak of it? What do we feel? How do we cope? How do we interact with the person dealing with cancer? “Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy” takes the reader by the hand and leads them through the minefield that is cancer as it touches the life of someone we know and care about.
“Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy” opens with Becky’s mother calling her to say she has been diagnosed with lung cancer. An explosion, time stands still, life is changed for Becky Baudouin, her family and her sisters.
Almost instantly priorities change. It is time to let go of the small stuff and time to share, to love, laugh and cry.
Each chapter of this book takes the reader step by step on the journey Becky takes to understand how her Mother is managing and how she herself is feeling. Together with Jesus they walk the cancer path from diagnosis to goodbye.
Becky’s mother, Carol Stephen’s faith in God shows throughout the story and Becky mirrors that faith.
This book held my attention from page one. It is well written smooth reading. Fully of answer to the difficult questions many of us who have been touched by cancer are scared to ask. The story of Becky’s journey is a reminder that you are never alone in your struggles – God is there in every moment.
“Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy” is a book that offers hope and encourage to anyone that is currently walking the journey of losing a loved one.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.