Monday, June 10, 2013

Review of Unshakeable Faith

Unshakeable Faith: One Family's Story of Loss and the Strengthening of Their Faith  -     
        By: Monroe And Jeri May
The best way to describe this book is a personal accounting of a journey with a child sick with cancer.  This particular book is filled with day to day entries of what the parents were going through.  Some of these entries are messages sent to friends and families via email and others via their website.  Other entries are from their personal journals or just thoughts on what they were going through at the time.

It is a long journey, which is something you may not think about unless it personally touches you.  You may think oh they have cancer that is a few weeks or maybe a couple months out of the year they are dealing with it, but it is actually a lot longer!

One major factor you will understand better from this book is how a family member’s illness changes the whole family dynamic.  Siblings and marriage relationships are changed as the focus goes to the member with the illness.  The authors are very open about this in their story of their own family life. 

There is section in the book where they describe a trip they received from the Make A Wish Foundation.  They were able to take their very sick daughter to Disney World.  It is a reminder of what a great organization that is and how it does help these individual families going through difficult times.

So what can you take away from reading this book?  First the authors stress how important prayer and communications are.  Praying is important but letting the family know you are praying is just as important.  Also having a church family that is helping with meals and house cleaning is a great stress reliever.  Finally you will see how the Lord will never leave you no matter what difficulties you or your family are facing! 

I gave this book 5/5 stars.  I am thankful families like this share their story so others have a better understanding of what goes on when illness touches a family member.  I would recommend this book to any family who has a terminally ill member.  You will find words of wisdom and a better understanding of what is to come in your journey. 

I would like to thank the authors for a copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.

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