Item description for The Gift of More: Lessons of Faith and Love from a Life Cut Short by Pamela Yates...
Overview Featuring a Foreword by famed automotive writer Brock Yates who is husband of author Pamela Yates. Mother helps son face terminal cancer and together they learn to accept the love of God. The call every mother fears: ''Mom, they say I have cancer.'' Pamela Yates' son Sean was just beginning a promising career in television production and had finally begun to gain a measure of self-confidence when he is given less than a year to live. His mother Pamela, wife of famed automotive writer Brock Yates, immediately jumps into action as they explore treatment options together. A compelling story that takes a hard look at a not-too-compassionate medical system and how God works through it all to reach those who are in need. Endorsed by NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno who calls it, "A truly inspiring story that really helps to put your priorities in order."
Publishers Description The call every mother fears: "Mom, they say I have cancer." Story of a mother and son facing a fatal disease and learning to understand what it means to accept God's love during a time of extreme emotion. Endorsed by NBC Tonight Show host, Jay Leno.
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Studio: Faithwalk Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Aug 16, 2005
Publisher FAITH WALK PUBLISHING #883
ISBN 1932902465 ISBN13 9781932902464
Availability 0 units.
More About Pamela Yates
Pamela Yates currently resides in Buffalo. Pamela Yates was born in 1945.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Gift of More: Lessons of Faith and Love from a Life Cut Short?
A difficult subject given a deftly magical touch Jan 11, 2006
I knew Brock and Pam Yates throughout the awful illness of their son. When Pam said she wanted to write a book about it--pulling no punches--I feared it would be a plunge into general emotional blackness and the worst misery a parent can know. Nonetheless, I bought an early copy and am glad I did. This is not so much the story of a terminal cancer patient as it is the story of a mother trying to run the household with as much normalcy as possible, which, it turns out, is exactly what her son most wanted. This is not a tale of daily emotional breakdowns--hers, Brock's, or her son's--but rather a heartfelt shopping list of the dignified and compassionate things you can do daily to get through the one tragedy parents most fear. Every American has had a loved one succumb to cancer. Consider Pam Yates's book a primer on how to get through it--what to do not only for the patient but, just as important, what to do for yourself and your family.
The Gift of More: Lessons of Faith and Love from a Life Cut Short Jan 4, 2006
This book was so moving it stayed with me well beyond finishing the book. You feel like you are there while everything is actually happening, and you experience the tight bond between this very brave family. It is a book that is definitely worth reading.
Thank You Pamela Yates! Sep 10, 2005
"The Gift of More" couldn't have come at a better time in my life. The faith I try to live by sometimes gets caught up and "fogotten" in everyday life. Pamela Yates has a way to make you feel like you are going through the entire process- from the first phone call, all the way to the end- right along with her. If you ever have doubts, or "forget" about a higher power, "The Gift of More" will make you remember that NOTHING is in our control. Especially with the recent hurricane Katrina, everyone could use a reminder right now that no matter what they are going through, life could be a lot worse. It reminded me to take time out from life's daily stresses and enjoy my son, and my family more, and THANK GOD for everything he has blessed me with. And whenever I seem to forget, or get caught up in life, I will be reading the book again. I definitely recommend reading "The Gift of More."
This Is Truly Sep 2, 2005
Inspirational is what in a few years I will say as I think back after reading `The Gift of More'. Somehow, right now, it sounds inadequate because of the impact it has had on my spirit. Pamela Yates draws you into her life and the loss of her son, Sean, in a strong, sensitive, and compelling way. She writes from every perspective, looking for answers wherever the questions take her. I felt like I was with her when she spoke to the doctors and the priests, and of course when she was in the little room that was her refuge. I was with her when she woke to find the mysterious markings that form an integral part of the story. I felt the joys and frustrations with the caregivers, doctors, nurses and the medical system. I was with Pamela at home, in the car, and at the hospital, with Stacy in the kitchen and on her shifts with Sean, and of course I was feeling her husband Brock's closeness and support, his gentleness and strength.
You will experience the wonder of the markings and a motivating journey of faith. Pamela didn't miss anything. Her story draws on spirituality at so many levels with insights that provoke an ongoing journey...one that you will be glad you were part of...visit [...]to read more.
A Must Read Aug 28, 2005
'The Gift of More' is a must read for all. Pamela Yates turns a situation that most people fear into an inspirational and uplifiting story. Throughout the whole story you will feel like you are a part of her life as well as her families and you will feel the authors' emotions in yourself as you continue through the story. With her you will become sad, angry, confused, and learn to have faith. This book was one of the greatest books I have ever read. I just recently received it and from the moment I opened the front cover I couldn't put it down. Regardless of what types of books you normally read, 'The Gift of More' is a book for all kinds of readers. A must have in any library, public or personal!