As a believer in Jesus Christ, how do you deal with a cancer diagnosis? Isabel Vellacott was diagnosed with cancer just four months into her marriage to Oliver. They walked the rigours of cancer together. But they weren’t in it alone. Through it all, they knew the heart of the Father and kept their eyes fixed on Jesus. Before she died, Isabel penned her journey through shock, anger, guilt, pain and the ways in which she and Oliver processed her diagnosis. From their experiences, you’ll find lessons for the journey drawn from accounts of the coming of Jesus Christ into this world. The great model for earthly life is Jesus Christ. Not all His days were bright and rosy. So, to know true hope in the midst of grief and pain, start at the cross. Hide your life in Christ and His love, then let your journey, whatever that may entail of joy or sadness, culminate in Resurrection at the last day. Living with cancer isn’t easy. But walking with God can frame your story.
‘In this heart-warming short book Isabel and Oliver have shared their story openly and honestly. Their conviction is that the best way to approach life’s ups and downs is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. They show how their story makes most sense when seen as part of a bigger, better story – God’s story. Aspects of the Bible narrative we know quite well about the birth of Jesus are weaved into the nitty gritty of Isabel’s cancer diagnosis and their reactions that follow. This book will be helpful to many because it deals with life’s challenges while maintaining a joyful perspective. The courage they have displayed in writing of their experience is inspiring.’ ~ Elaine Duncan, Chief Executive, Scottish Bible Society
‘An indescribably poignant and raw illustration of the last days of a life lived to full in the shadow of death. Written by two newly-weds, whose time is cut short by cancer, this book could have been about fractured dreams but instead is a powerful testament to the beauty of faith in the midst of pain and grief, and a reminder of the preciousness of time spent with those we love – and of God’s unending love. A great gift to those left behind.’ ~ Kate Nicholas, author, broadcaster, blogger and preacher
‘This is a remarkable and deeply moving book which is a tribute to a profound human love, but far more than that: it is a spiritual adventure story. Anyone who reads this with an open