This is an extremely encouraging book for a hard time.
May 14, 2015
When I was diagnosed as having breast cancer a friend of mine connected me with a breast cancer survivor, Rita, she is friends with. Rita immediately sent me an eBook copy of this wonderful book. It was an incredible blessing to me.
Shirley is so open and honest about what she went through during her treatment. She even shares a number of times when she had lapses in good judgment and the lessons that God taught her through them. I found each short meditation to be extremely encouraging as I went through my treatments.
I hope to be able to buy copies of this fantastic book to gift to other women when they are diagnosed with this dreadful disease. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I like everything about Strength Renewed ~ the short devotionals based on Shirley's own experiences, the questions to the reader (food for thought), the prayers at the end of each devotion, the recommended reading list, the list of helpful scriptures, and the ways those who are trying to help and encourage those with cancer really can help ~ things to do and not to do. I have bought and given this book to women who have received a cancer diagnosis and it has been an encouragement to them. I am so glad to have a book that I can personally recommend written by someone who has "been in their shoes".
I received this book from BookFun.org in exchange for a fair and honest review and I am thankful that I had that opportunity to do so.
After completing cancer treatment for breast cancer, I related to her journey very well. The questions after reading each passage were thought provoking and empowering. I wish this book were available at churches for all women to read.
I am a breast cancer 'Overcomer'. Shirley's book was a lifesaver for me. On those late nights when I had pain, I'd soak in the bathtub and listen to Shirley's book on my Kindle. I can't express it enough how much this gem encouraged me. Strength Renewed was part of the my journey's arsenal to overcome breast cancer, and I'm so grateful that Shirley listened to the Lord and shared her journey. Please pass her book on to a woman you know who is in this fight.
Strength Renewed is a book not only for those facing cancer. I'm not in the cancer valley, and I don't know of anyone going through the cancer valley, and yet I've enjoyed Strength Renewed immensely. Shirley's talent and humor shine through her writing. The devotions are applicable for any tough situations one may face and the reader merely has to mentally replace the word cancer for their own particular situation.
No matter what you're going through, Strength Renewed will bless and encourage all who will listen to God speak through the pages of this book.