Item description for Turning To Gold by Julie Bennet...
Overview If you've ever experienced a loved one's illness, this book is for you. Using email as a connection, a family leans on, supports, and questions each other during a brother's terminal bout with cancer. Faith keeps them in the light when all else is dark. All will identify one way or another with Turning to Gold.
Publishers Description Turning to Gold is the true story of a family struggling with a loved one's advanced cancer. Despite his handsome looks and amiable personality, "Stephen" is the one everyone always worried about. When he is diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of forty-four, his parents, brothers and sisters all want to love, support and help him. When their initial prayer for a miracle fails, the family is forced to see God working in other ways. As Stephen's illness progresses, the family struggles with interior conflict and discord -- often portrayed in their own words through e-mails. Although there are times of love and laughter, family relationships are often strained as each person strives to do what he or she feels is best for Stephen. As the family confronts the difficult issues surrounding cancer, suffering, and a premature death; they also must face Stephen's lifelong addiction to marijuana. In Turning to Gold, the author reveals how God orchestrates an incredible story of love and hope ... Stephen shows his true mettle, addiction is broken, and the family glimpses the joys of heaven.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Turning To Gold?
Break out the Kleenex! May 5, 2006
This amazing story of a man who truly transforms from a self-centered drug abuser to an instrument of God's grace is well worth the read. The family is authentic, demonstrating pain, confusion, caring, love, and finally acceptance that God has a plan for this dying man and it is not what they expect. It's impossible to read this without a tear, but the tears are cleansing and redemptive. Buy this book!
How to cope with Cancer Dec 2, 2003
I must admit that this book moved me very deeply. It is written with an email style that shows how a family struggled through the life and passing of a loved son in his fight against cancer. Its a very personal story that the author sets up and lets the emotions flow through family members. If you need to find some courage in your life, battling terminal cancer, you need to read this book.
Steve's Journey Sep 22, 2003
A great story about how a family responds to a loved one's terminal illness. Sad, yet hopeful, we learn about the family through their e-mail connections. Steve is at the center of the story, and responds courageously.
A Heartwarming Read Sep 21, 2003
Honest compelling story of a family in crisis--e-mail concept unique--Steve's fight with cancer brings a bi-coastal family together--with Love triumphing