Letters for Lizzie: A Story of Love, Friendship, and a Battle for Life  -     By: James O'Donnell
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Letters for Lizzie: A Story of Love, Friendship, and a Battle for Life

Moody Publishers / 2004 / Paperback

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"Life is dangerous." So begins Letters for Lizzie, a gripping and true story of one couple's fight to survive and do right against overwhelming odds.

Jim and Lizzie O'Donnell seemed to have everything. They had a beautiful home in the Boston suburbs. Jim was successful in the financial services business. They had a lovely summer home in the mountains. They had three sons they loved deeply and whom they could afford to send to private schools. Yet with all life had given them, they yearned to help others. So they gave up the money, the lovely homes, the familiar friends and family who lived nearby, and moved to a little town in Indiana. There, they hoped merely to serve others. They knew money would be tight. They expected life to be unfamiliar and different. But they felt ready for the challenge. Their desire seemed so noble, so worthy. In fact, they felt God had sent them, so they went.

And within three months Lizzie was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Letters for Lizzie is their story of love, friendship, and a battle for life.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 250
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 7 1/2 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 1881273016
ISBN-13: 9781881273011
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/29/15.

Publisher's Description

Having just made a cross-country move, Jim expected that his new assignment from God was to teach in a small college in Indiana. He wasn't prepared for the task of dealing with the onset of his wife's battle for her life. A wide prayer network began. With personal reflections on a painful, years-long ordeal of cancer and heart disease, this book is the compilation of those insights, as well as insights on faith, illness, and healing. A special section gives advice on "how to think" and "what to do" when faced with life-threatening illness. This is a remarkable true story of a husband's love for his sick wife.

Author Bio

JAMES O'DONNELL spent many years as an executive in the financial services industry with such firms as Fidelity Investments and the Dreyfus Corporation. He is currently a professor of Business and Economics at Huntington University. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MBA from Columbia University. He is the author of Letters for Lizzie and Walking with Arthur, which chronicle his wife's battle with cancer and his spiritual journey as they walked through those trials together. O'Donnell currently resides in Huntington, Indiana.

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