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Hoping for more : having cancer, talking faith, and accepting grace

Author: Deanna A Thompson
Publisher: Eugene, Or : Cascade Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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This is a story of a young religion professor with a stage IV cancer diagnosis and a lousy prognosis for the future. Amid the grief and the grace of her fractured life, this theologian--who is also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend--searches for words adequate to express her faltering faith. More Anne Lamott meets Harold Kushner than the teller of a pious, God-saved-me-from-cancer tale, Thompson unpacks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deanna A Thompson
ISBN: 1610979818 9781610979818
OCLC Number: 793385016
Description: xi, 148 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Fractured --
Diagnosis --
Stage IV --
Grace amidst the ruins --
Losing our grip --
Take this cancer from me --
Embraced by the virtual body of Christ --
getting to Easter --
Having cancer, talking cancer --
The trouble with miracles --
Moving forward, standing still --
The grace of many feet, many hands --
Hoping for more.
Responsibility: Deanna A. Thompson.
Local System Bib Number:
234615

Abstract:

This is a story of a young religion professor with a stage IV cancer diagnosis and a lousy prognosis for the future. Amid the grief and the grace of her fractured life, this theologian--who is also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend--searches for words adequate to express her faltering faith. More Anne Lamott meets Harold Kushner than the teller of a pious, God-saved-me-from-cancer tale, Thompson unpacks the messy realities that arise when faith and suffering collide. Told in shimmering prose, Hoping for More takes readers on an unsentimental journey through the valley of the shadow of cancer--beyond the predictable parameters of prayer, the church, even belief in life after death. What emerges is a novel approach to talking faith and accepting grace when hope is all you've got.
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