Praying for the Cure is written by Mary J. Nelson. The author is also a, speaker, pastor and cancer survivor. This is such a good book that it is very evident that the author has lived what she has written for us to benefit from.
In this book Mary J. Nelson reminds us many times that God is a healer. He does not give us cancer, he does not use illness to punish us, to get our attention or teach us a lesson. While He walked on the earth He cured people of their illnesses. God partners with the medical and faith communities to heal us. The medical treatments are limited, while God’s power is totally unlimited. The cancer battle does not belong to the patient or doctor, it belongs to God.
Another part in the book I found really interesting is the parts on prayer. The author tells us that when we pray to believe first and then to receive God’s answer to our prayer. Another things the author writes that I find extremely interesting is that we often pray “if it is Your will”. If we are seeking medical care and it is not God’s will that we be cured, then we are going against God’s will. It is God’s nature to heal us, He wants us healed.
Being a cancer survivor, I wish I had this book when I was going through my cancer battle. The book has 21 chapters of encouragement based on Bible verses, followed by short prayers also based on Bible verses. The author points out that we may cancer but that is not our identity. And that often times our focus becomes centered on our illness, doctor appointments, medications, etc. and that our focus gets taken off of God. This book is written is such a way that even when it becomes hard to focus on prayer and reading the bible, this book will help guide us through our devotion and prayer time.
I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing for an honest review.
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
This is such a great book, that I think it would be a great gift to give anyone who is dealing with cancer in their life. Some places this book can be purchased at are: