10.14.2012

Dear Deb: A Woman with Cancer, a Friend with Secrets, and the Letters That Became Their Miracle by Margaret Terry

"I want you to know that if my illness inspired you to write these stories, the cancer was worth it."—Deb What stories could possibly make cancer worth it? Stories that represent a miracle—a lifetime of miracles. Stories that changed the writer as she wrote them and stories that will touch the heart of the reader, one by one by one. Stories that are not just stories. They started out as words of encouragement to a dying woman. They turned into a collection of sparkling and intimate moments, pulled from the past to finally be understood and shared with new meaning. Story by story, letter by letter, Margaret Terry uncovered powerful pictures in her own life of the one truth that could help carry her friend Deb from this life to the next: God is at work. Together, Deb and Margaret found renewed hope in all the ways God shows up right to the very end. Which is where they found the miracle they'd been praying for all along. In each other.
There's just something about reading intimate details into other peoples lives that appeals to us as humans. Maybe it's the sneaky diary reading feeling, but I am so glad that the author decided to compile these letters into a novel. There's time I laughed out loud, I cried, I did it all really. It's obvious from the content of the letters that they were never meant to be shared with an audience. After reading this book, I know it is a great uplifting for someone going through a similar situation. I would definitely reccomend for something going through the big C. Margaret & Deb are the literal meaning of true friends. She was there for Deb right til the end, whicle she was trying to lift Deb up in her final hours, Deb was teaching her that God was still working in the world today just as much as ever.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson".

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Candy for reading Dear Deb and your kind words - I laughed when you said "sneaky diary reading feeling" - it's perfect! And you are right about the ways Deb's courage and faith in a miracle helped deepen my own faith in so many ways...
    Blessings,
    Margaret Terry

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  2. My pleasure Margaret! Look forward to reading more of your work!

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