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Dear God, They Say It's Cancer: A Companion Guide for Women on the Breast Cancer Journey [Paperback]

By Janet Thompson (Author)
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The American Cancer Society estimates that each year nearly 216,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though it now touches the lives of one in eight women in America, it launches powerful feelings of loneliness and isolation. Subtitled A Companion Guide for Women on the Breast Cancer Journey, Thompson?s book is a dear and wise friend as it walks readers through the difficult breast-cancer journey and accompanies them step-by-step through treatment and recovery. Offering spiritual, emotional, and practical support, this book is a thorough and gentle guide for hurting women.

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"A Friend to Help You Through..."
No matter where you are in your breast cancer journey, this book is the companion you need. Whether...
" you've just heard the dreaded diagnosis for the first time
you're in the middle of decisions and treatments
you're experiencing the disappoint of recurrence
or you're several years beyond the initial trauma... "
No matter where you are in that journey, you need someone who understands. You need a trusted friend to walk along beside, someone who's gone before you. You'll find that friend between the pages of this book.
This book is yours to use in whatever way serves you best. You can start in the beginning and work your way through, or you can use the detailed table of contents to help you find just what you need for what you are experiencing on any given day.
This Helpful Guide Will Be Your
"* Mentor * Record keeper * Journal * Devotional * Prayer guide * And friend"
Each chapter includes
A Sister Shares -- stories from breast cancer "sisters"
Mentoring Moment -- lessons learned, helpful hints, encouragement
God's Love Letter to You -- paraphrased scripture for you to personalize
Journaling Guides -- encouraging prompts to help you journal your own breast cancer journey
And more
"You don't have to make this journey alone. Hope and help await you in the pages of this book, written just for you in your time of need."
Bonus Sanity Tools Appendix includes
How to do research
National contacts
Decision-making worksheets
Breast cancer journey map
Finding your purpose in your pain
And much, much, more

From Publishers Weekly
Thompson became a breast cancer statistic after a routine mammogram revealed a suspicious spot; doctors confirmed it was cancer. This author, founder of Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, experienced the emotional highs and lows, pain and fatigue, and spiritual crisis and victory that come with breast cancer. She shares her story, plus much more, in a book she envisions as "a safe place to document an epic time in your life." Much of her experience is recorded in letters to God, but she also includes the words of others. "Mentoring Moment" sections offer help and advice about the gritty aspects of breast cancer. Most touching is paraphrased Scripture offered as "God's Love Letter to You." Thompson provides both space and encouragement to journal, and her appendices provide valuable resources such as Web sites and recommended reading, as well as space for recording questions, doctor's appointments, medications, contact information and many other details often lost in the trauma and emotion. Thompson's book is a must for any Christian woman facing breast cancer. It's honest, beautiful and cathartic. (Sept. 26) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Dear God, They Say It's Cancer: A Companion Guide for Women on the Breast Cancer Journey by Janet Thompson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 07/10/2006 page 71
  • Christian Retailing - 09/04/2006 page 22
  • Library Journal - 09/01/2006 page 172
  • CBA Retailers - 09/01/2006 page 58

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Howard Books
Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 7" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2006
Publisher   Howard Publishing
ISBN  1582295751  
ISBN13  9781582295756  

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Reviews - What do customers think about Dear God, They Say It's Cancer: A Companion Guide for Women on the Breast Cancer Journey?

This Is The Book They Should Give You When You Are Given Your Diagnosis!  Aug 6, 2007
Thank you, Mrs. Thompson, for this book. It is exactly the tool a woman needs when facing breast cancer. I am a 35 year old mother of three, with a wonderful husband and family. I wasn't supposed to have breast cancer. But I do. This book has been such a comfort and a source of information to me. I shared it with my mother, who read it during my first surgery, and it brought a sense of peace to her as well. I now own multiple copies, and offer them as gifts to other women I encounter on this same journey. I wish they gave you this book in the doctor's office when they gave you the diagnosis. It has been the most valuable source of information and comfort after my Bible.
A must-read for any one searching for reasons to hope  Jan 6, 2007
Janet Thompson bravely soldiered through this deeply personal experience and now openly shares her journey with others who need to know what to expect and how to get through a season of life they neither invited nor wanted. This book offers practical advice, encouragement, and hope for anyone with a life-threatening illness.
The perfect gift!  Nov 1, 2006
I recently got my first book and couldn't put it down....I prompltly gave it to my neighbor that has cancer and quickly ordered several more so I would have them on hand to pass on. This book is for anyone going through the pain and disappointment of any kind of cancer....finally a help for anyone to know they are not alone. It is very thorough and well put together. I highly recommend it for healing and better health!
GREAT for any patient or survivor!  Oct 24, 2006
This is the book I wished for when I went through breast cancer treatment four years ago. It's a guide for the physical and, more important, spiritual aspects of breast cancer.
A MUST read  Oct 24, 2006
As a Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse-Midwife, I see many women who are on the breast cancer journey without answers to questions they don't even know. Having been there herself, Janet walks this journey with you - whether you are the patient, Mom, sister, husband or friend. Not only does she offer practical guidelines, but the reader becomes acutely aware of God's presence which lends to the peace that only He can give. This is a must read for every person, male or female who either has breast cancer or knows someone who does. I recommend it to all my patients.

P. Evans, NP, CNM

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