Days Like These: Even in the Darkest Moments, Light Can Shine Through
By Kristian & Rachel Anderson / Zondervan
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Kristian created a video for his wife’s birthday as a way of saying “thanks” for all she’d done—and it quickly went “viral” online. Discover his remarkable story told here from his blog entries and contributions from Rachel. You’ll see how God’s light can shine through life’s darkest moments! 224 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
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This is a totally remarkable book. I found myself not being able to tear myself away from its pages. It is a journey of a man who believes in the power of God and tells of his struggle with cancer. As you take this journey with Kristian you are a witness to his good days and his bad days. You see his unwavering faith in the one and only true God. It fills the heart, mind, and spirit with so much encouragement. The pages are filled with strength building scripture. It is amazing of all the treasures this book holds.
As I was reading through the accounts of Kristian’s journey, I was suddenly struck by overwhelming emotion, tears streaming down my face and my heart breaking (concerning of another matter not even related to cancer). I think what is in these pages, helped me to let go of some things which I was clutching onto. The daily and weekly accounts of Kristian helped me to understand what a person with cancer goes through. It helped me to view the whole picture.
Cancer is something that runs heavily through both sides of my family. I am never certain if it will stop on my doorstep one day or simply pass me by. I thank God for the life He has given to me, each moment is precious in itself.
I highly recommend this book to all people. To those who are going through cancer, have went through cancer, know someone who has or went through cancer, or would simply like to be uplifted. This book holds no bounds on what types of lives it could touch. Read it and discover what Kristian’s journey has for you.