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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop - Strength Renewed: Meditations for Your Journey Through Breast Cancer by Shirley Corder

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what more appropriate time to be talking about a lovely devotional book aimed at those who are battling breast cancer and recovery.

South African author Shirley Corder has walked through the valley of cancer as she battled breast cancer and has survived.  Now she shares her experiences and her faith through a new devotional book, Strength Renewed: Meditations For Your Journey Through Breast Cancer.

Nothing can sap a person's strength and hope quite like a cancer diagnosis--unless it is the energy-stealing radiation, chemotherapy and surgeries faced in the fight to survive. But one can find hope and strength in the pages of Scripture and in the experience of someone who has been there.

Strength Renewed is an encouraging devotional for those living in the valley of cancer.

Meditations combine Scripture and stories from the author's own experience and can be read in sequential order to move the reader through a typical cancer journey from diagnosis through treatment.

Each devotion also stands on its own, so readers can go directly to the entry that speaks to their need.

This book is helpful to anyone traversing the traumatic valley of cancer, as well as those facing other types of crises.

"Strength Renewed" is a beautiful, thoughtful devotional book that includes Shirley's story about her battle with cancer and the treatments afterwards, the wisdom she found through her faith that helped her through the ordeal, and her own special prayers that she includes to help others on their own personal journeys.

I especially was impressed with the journaling prompts that Shirley includes with each section, thought-provoking questions that are designed to help the reader dig deeper to find the courage and strength necessary to recover from the cancer trauma.

Shirley's generosity as an author can be felt through each word of this devotional. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs a helping hand through their struggles, be they a cancer patient, a cancer survivor, or the friend or family of someone going through the struggles of this disease.

Shirley Corder is a registered nurse and minister's wife who has been writing for publication for over eleven years. She is also a cancer survivor.

Her book, "Strength Renewed: Meditations for your Journey through Breast Cancer," will be available in the U.S.A. on October 1, in time for Breast Cancer Month. Before then, you may pre-order it. It will also be available in the United Kingdom and South Africa, and at all major on-line suppliers.

Shirley is a contributing author to ten books to date including four Guideposts anthologies and has published hundreds of devotional and inspirational articles internationally.

She is owner/moderator of CWOSA, an internet writers' group for Christian writers of South Africa.

Shirley and her husband of 45 years live a few blocks from the sea in beautiful Port Elizabeth, South Africa. When she's not working, she and her husband enjoy long walks on the beach with their lively Jack Russell. Shirley enjoys photography, card-making and making music. She plays several instruments and is assistant director of a local choir.

For more information about her writing, visit her writing website at www.shirleycorder.com.

If you or a loved one is at any stage of the cancer journey, please visit her cancer website, http://riseandsoar.com, for inspiration and encouragement.

“Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

My thanks to Baker Books for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.



Shirley Corder said...

Thanks so much for this great review, Sharon. Blessings to you from South Africa.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

You are so welcome, Shirley!

Ruth Ann Dell said...

Thank you for bringing this book to your readers' attention, Sharon.

I've read it and it's the perfect companion for anyone going through the cancer valley.