50 Days of Hope - Book Review

Cancer – the word that can knock the breath out of you and leave you wondering which way is up.  Surviving it is not forcing optimism or positive thinking that isn’t realistic; we were created with emotions and life is best lived when we acknowledge and express them.  After acknowledging and expressing emotion, not getting stuck there but moving on to hope is essential, a hope that is not based on the odds.  While the quantity of life cannot be guaranteed, having a positive attitude will definitely give you a better quality of life.  A positive attitude helps you heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually, but may or may not cure you.  Optimism says “I’m going to be cured.” Pessimism says “I’m going to die”.  Positive realism says “I have a life-threatening illness and may or may not get better, so I will plan for both.”

Lynn Eib is both a cancer survivor and patient advocate, so she has tons of stories to share in her book 50 Days of Hope: Daily Inspiration for Your Journey through Cancer.  Her stories of hope will make you laugh and feel encouraged while keeping you turned toward God and pouring your heart out to Him who hears, understands, and has the power to respond. She relates how to combat worry and how to refuse to let cancer control your life.  Plus, she provides insights into the ways you can enlarge your picture of what it means to beat cancer.

If you want a book that will help you stay realistically positive and hopeful, not living in cancer’s shadow but the Heavenly Father’s shadow which is secure and protective, then you will want to spend 50 days this little devotional book.  Lynn Eib will help point you and/or the one living with cancer in the direction of positive realism and surround you with hope. 

This little purse-sized book would be a perfect gift for someone battling cancer or their loved ones. It truly is a gift of real hope that can be reached for and easily read in a waiting room or a hospital or by your nightstand.

Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Tyndale House in exchange for my honest review.

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