Deanna Favre, a breast cancer survivor and wife of NFL legend Brett Favre, and Shane Stanford, an HIV-positive minister, have both lived a life of unanswered questions, broken relationships, and poor decisions. Chronic hopelessness was part of their everyday lives as it is for many people. But Deanna and Shane discovered the transforming grace and strength of a God who provides answers for questions and possibilities for uncertainties.The Cure for the Chronic Life is a 40-day journey out of hopelessness making use of the acronym CURE -Compassion, Understanding, Response, and Encouragement. Jacketed hardcover.
A life of unanswered questions, broken relationships, and poor decisions disrupts a relationship with God and creates crisis.
Deanna Favre, a breast cancer survivor, and Shane Stanford, an HIV-positive minister, have both lived such a life. Chronic hopelessness was part of their everyday lives as it is for many people. But Deanna and Shane discovered the transforming grace and strength of a God who provides answers for questions and possibilities for uncertainties.
The Cure for the Chronic Life will be a guide for the journey out of hopelessness. In its pages, discover the power of redeeming love and the hope of living in Christ.
Deanna Favre is an activist and the New York Times best-selling author of Don't Bet Against Me! She is also the wife of NFL legend Brett Favre. A breast cancer survivor, she is the president/CEO of the Favre 4 Hope Foundation, which supports disadvantaged and disabled children and under-insured or uninsured breast cancer patients.
Shane Stanford is the senior pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, and the author of several books, including The Cure for the Chronic Life, which he coauthored with Deanna Favre, and You Cant Do Everything . . . So Do Something (both from Abingdon Press).
Favre (Don't Bet Against Me), an NFL wife and cancer survivor, and hemophiliac pastor Stanford (A Positive Life) share their experiences addressing "chronic" conditions, both physical and emotional, that impede faithful living. Asserting that "God wants us to run, not limp, to jump, not hobble into His grace," the authors invite readers to believe that inhibited lives may be transformed through committed spiritual practice, such as their treatment plan for healing. Intending the book to be read over a 40-day period, the authors offer guidance, Bible study, and encouragement. Four 10-day sections, based on the principles of Compassion, Understanding, Response, and Encouragement (CURE), each divide into four subsections: Discover, in which the authors take turns providing personal illustrations; Deepen, which invites reflection on a wide range of scriptural texts; Deploy, which offers suggestions for journaling or other concrete actions; and Discern, which provides a closing prayer. Both authors relate their personal struggles with health, marital fidelity, and vocation in a sensitive, respectful manner that invites similarly honest reflection. Readers seeking guided spiritual direction may find this personable book a welcome resource. (Oct.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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