Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion Paperback

by Gillian Straine;

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A knowing book that carefully and thoughtfully approaches Cancer with theology, life experience, and the arts. 

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Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion

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Someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes. A cancer diagnosis divides life into 'before' and 'after' and plunges those facing the disease into a wilderness of uncertainty, fear and suffering.

In this wise and compassionate book, cancer survivor and Anglican priest Dr Gillian Straine considers some of the unhelpful imagery that bombards those diagnosed with the disease. How often do we say or hear that someone has lost their battle with cancer or is fighting hard?

This suggests that cancer can be defeated by sheer force of will alone, or that someone who does not 'conquer' cancer was not fighting hard enough.

Gillian Straine suggest another way through the 'cancer wilderness' by following the journey of Jesus himself through the darkness of the garden of Gethsemane and his journey to death on the cross, and beyond to the glimmers of hope afforded by the resurrection.

Drawing on theology, Scripture and the arts, Gillian explores the taboos of cancer and offers solace and hope to all those facing the disease and their friends and supporters.

Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion by Gillian Straine was published by SPCK Publishing in January 2017 and is our 42039th best seller. The ISBN for Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion is 9780281075027.

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Details for Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK Publishing (January 2017)
Number of Pages176
Thickness216 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4435475
Page last updated 5th January 2017
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