A Call to Faith: The Journey of a Cancer Survivor

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Jay Thomas, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 186 pages
May I pray for you? Five Words that Would Forever Change My Life. A Must Read for all Cancer Patients and Cancer SurvivorsWhile Cancer Survival Rates are up, There is Still a Need for Cancer Support, and this True Story Will Help You Through it If you Liked the Shack or 90 Minutes in Heaven, You will Love A Call to Faith The events that unfold before you in the life of Skip Sibley(author) are true to the best of the author's recollections. Skip Sibley, as well as the rest of the characters in this book, have been made up in name only. The triumphs and tragedies and everyday occurrences that take place in their lives are very real.In the genre of Christian books, this faith-based work attempts to show resilience in the face of adversity that comes into each of our lives. It can touch the hearts of those who have lost loved ones to cancer, suicide or accidental death, and can bear witness to how divorce and other issues can impact an individual's life and mental health. Inspirational Story The story is set in Charleston and finds its characters meandering throughout the Lowcountry. Young and handsome, beautiful wife and children, and a small fortune before the age of thirty. He had it all - or did he? Skip Sibley never knew his marine aviator father who died in a plane crash when he was young. Struck with the tragedy of a younger sister who committed suicide in college and who continued to pay apparitional visits to Skip in times of need.Encounters with God at just the appropriate time when giving up on life was more than a thought. But his toughest battles may still lie ahead of him; finding his faith in God through cancer and divorce. Cancer Survivor As mentioned in the Prologue, I did my best to reconstruct the pieces of a very true story, my story! In a somewhat humbling way, using the third-person perspective gave me the ability to tell the truth even more so than I could have in the first-person. If we live long enough, events will transpire that we would rather not witness. All of us will go through the good and the bad that life has to offer. But they say that it is how you react to trying times that matters, not the times themselves. Perspectives change and can go in either a positive or negative direction. While there is still no cure for cancer, please remember that out of darkness comes hope, so keep the faith and don't ever give up the fight.

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At first I was confused by this story. There was a lot of switching from one time period in the main characters life to another. It felt like when you watch television with someone and they switch ... Read full review


Life Cut Short
The Process Begins
The Verdict
An Affair
Making the Rounds
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John Patrick (J.) Thomas is a four-time cancer survivor who lives with his family in Charleston, South Carolina. Jay attended Gettysburg College and The American University before embarking on an entrepreneurial career on Wall Street. Jay turned to the teaching profession after his life-threatening bout with bone cancer. Jay has recently written a #1 Amazon Cancer Bestselling book entitled, "A Call to Faith, the Journey of a Cancer Survivor." He has appeared in publications such as BookMasters, BookDaily, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center newsletter, and will be featured in an upcoming new DayStar network series, "Impact with Pastor Dave." He has traveled as a missionary and may be one of the few people that tell you cancer was the best thing to ever happen to him. You'll have to ask him why.

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