Item description for When Someone You Love Has Cancer: Comfort and Encouragement for Caregivers and Loved Ones by Cecil Murphey & Michal Sparks...
Overview Soothing paintings by a beloved watercolor artist combined with practical ways to help a loved one deal with a devastating disease teach caregivers how best to handle anxiety and apprehension, answer questions honestly and with love, deal with emotions of exhaustion and helplessness, and bring hidden feelings to the surface.
When you're caring for someone with cancer, it's difficult to know how to truly be there and how best to respond to the unexpected twists and turns that accompany a devastating diagnosis. This comforting book inspires caregivers to seek peace and understanding in their loved one's situation, learn the importance of active listening, and explore their own feelings of confusion and unrest.
Beloved watercolor artist Michal Sparks' soothing paintings combine with practical helps and honest "I've been there" admissions from bestselling author and longtime pastor Cecil Murphey that detail handling both the physical and emotional challenges of illness. Caregivers will learn how best to handle anxiety and apprehension, answer questions honestly and with love, deal with their own emotions of exhaustion and helplessness, and bring hidden feelings to the surface.
This much-needed book uniquely combines practical ways to help a friend and family member deal with a devastating disease and spirit-lifting thoughts for celebrating the gift of life in the midst of troubles.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.1" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736924280 ISBN13 9780736924283
Availability 0 units.
More About Cecil Murphey & Michal Sparks
Veteran author Cecil (Cec) Murphey has written or co-written more than 135 books, including the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.
Cec stays busy as a professional writer and travels extensively to speak on topics such as writing, spiritual growth, caregiving, significant living, sexual abuse, and recovery.
Prior to launching his career as a full-time writer and speaker, Cec served as pastor in Metro Atlanta, as a volunteer hospital chaplain for ten years, and was a missionary in Kenya for six.
Cecil Murphey currently resides in the state of Kentucky.
Reviews - What do customers think about When Someone You Love Has Cancer?
He cares about your heart Jul 23, 2009
Cec Murphey put his love into action as he cared for his wife, Shirley, through the difficult journey with cancer. He felt helpless. He couldn't fix it. But he learned to care and love deeply.
He encourages care-givers with practical, personal and powerful insight just as though he is walking through it with you. Cec is honest with his pain as a caregiver but always finds the positive.
It's a beautifully illustrated book by Michal Sparks and would be a source of encouragement for care-givers!
A must-have for cancer patient care-givers Mar 1, 2009
Unfortunately, almost everyone knows at least one person who has cancer. It's one of those things that touch everyone's life in some way. And, those who must deal with it each day after day know first-hand what a struggle it is. Cecil Murphey's wife was diagnosed with cancer. As he says, "I couldn't make her better or take away the diagnosis. I felt powerless and empty. I did for her the only thing I could - and I did it for me as well - I prayed."
Murphey gives us personal insight into the world of cancer patients. His book is divided into chapters, each dealing with some aspect of life with cancer. And, each has a short prayer that relates to the subject matter of the chapter text. An appendix offers guidance and practical advice for caregivers. Well-known watercolor artist Michal Sparks' paintings add visual appeal to the text.
This is a must-have for spouses, care-givers and friends of cancer patients. 5 stars.
Fantastic book! Jan 28, 2009
Cec Murphey's well-written book addresses cancer in a personal, practical way. The appendix offers guidance for caregivers and explains what to avoid doing and saying as well as what is appreciated. Michal Sparks' watercolor illustrations are beautiful. I highly recommend this book to everyone.