Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When Someone you Love has Cancer by Cecil Murphey




About the Book:

The World Health Organization reported that by the year 2010 cancer will be the number one killer worldwide. More than 12.4 million people in the world suffer from cancer. 7.6 million people are expected to die from some form of cancer. That's a lot of people, but the number of loved ones of cancer sufferers is far greater. What do they do when a special person in their life is diagnosed with this devastating disease?

Murphey brings his experiences as a loved one and many years of wisdom gained from being a pastor and hospital chaplain to his newest book When Someone You Love Has Cancer: Comfort and Encouragement for Caregivers and Loved Ones (Harvest House Publishers). His honest I've-been-there admissions and practical helps are combined with artist Michal Sparks' soothing watercolor paintings.

Readers of When Someone You Love Has Cancer will receive:

* Inspiration to seek peace and understanding in their loved one's situation
* Help in learning the importance of active listening
* Guidance in exploring their own feelings of confusion and unrest
* Suggestions on how to handle anxiety and apprehension
* Honest answers to questions dealing with emotions, exhaustion, and helplessness
* Spirit-lifting thoughts for celebrating the gift of life in the midst of troubles

Murphey explains why this is a much-needed book: "Most books about cancer address survivors. I want to speak to the mates, families, and friends who love those with cancer. I offer a number of simple, practical things people can do for those with cancer."


About the Author:

Cecil Murphey is an international speaker and bestselling author who has written more than 100 books, including the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper). No stranger himself to loss and grieving, Cecil has served as a pastor and hospital chaplain for many years, and through his ministry and books he has brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world. For more information, visit http://www.themanbehindthewords.com/


Read my review of the book here.

Bonus materials from Author here.

author interview here.



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Now for the Give away. The contents contain the following:

GRAND PRIZE

The Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:

When Someone You Love Has Cancer
90 Minutes in Heaven (hard cover)
Heaven Is Real (hard cover)
Daily Devotions Inspired by 90 Minutes in Heaven (hard cover)
90 Minutes in Heaven, gift edition (selections)
90 Minutes in Heaven, audio (5 CD set)
Heaven Is Real, audio (6 CDs)
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Think Big
Everybody Loved Roger Harden
Everybody Wanted Room 623
Everybody Called Her a Saint
Committed But Flawed
Immortality of Influence (hard cover)
Touchdown Alexander (hard cover)
Aging Is an Attitude
My Parents, My Children: Spiritual Help for Caregivers

How to enter:

Leave a comment telling me if you know of someone that has had cancer. If my blog has the most comments I will get to draw one winner to receive the Grand Prize. Start leaving comments; lets see if I can be the host to draw a person to win this Grand Prize. Drawing open til July 31st. Mr. Murphey is willing to ship anywhere in the world so come on and post.

Please note: I'm away at church camp this week so your comments won't appear til I approve them; therefore, it'll probably be next Monday before any comments appear but be assured if you post a comment and it is approved it will appear in time for the drawing. Sorry for the inconvenience. I am looking to be busy reading comments on Monday morning. Abi

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Get Bonuses:
Want extra bonuses if my blog gets the most comments and I get to pick a winner for the basket you can have extra chances to win, be sure to post each extra bonus in a separate comment for your bonuses: Ways to get bonus ~

1 extra bonus - if you have a blog and blog about this give away sending them to this page. Then come back and tell me and give me the link where you posted your message.
1 extra bonus - if you are a follower or become a new follower be sure to tell me in a new comment. To get the bonus you must comment separately.
1 extra bonus - if you followed another link to get to this giveaway page. Tell me the link or if you heard about it from a friend. Remember Be sure to tell in a separate comment.
1 extra bonus - if you live outside the US: tell me where you live but be sure it is in a separate comment so you get the bonus.

Another way to get bonuses Word of Mouth -
don't have a blog. Well, then e-mail a friend or tell them by mouth and come back and let me know that you told someone. The more you post a comment the more bonuses you get. the better chances I have of being able to pick a winner for this gift basket and you being the winner.

Remember the bonuses must be separate comments by themselves to count as extra bonuses.

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36 comments:

Carmen7351 said...

I know 3 people personally that have had or currently have cancer. I need to know what and how to say words of comfort and truth to them.
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Carmen7351 said...

I know 3 people personally who have had or have cancer. This will be a good to help me encourage and uplift them. I get tongue-tied when I try to say something. Please enter me.
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Carmen7351 said...

I posted your website on Facebook to my friends and relatives.

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JenniferB said...

My grandma had breast and colon cancer- she had a radical mastectomy and 1/2 colon removed all within 2 years. She had radiation and chemo. She passed away in 1994 at the age of 86. I miss her very much!

JenniferB said...

I blogged about this great contest on my site
http://mynotsohurriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-giveaways-for-august-2009.html

JenniferB said...

following your blog- I'm new

JenniferB said...

I got the link to this giveaway from my email- I subscribed to your blog with email

JenniferB said...

I live in the US- North carolina

Debbie said...

I just lost my beloved neighbor to cancer. He found out July 1st and died July 20th. He will be so missed.
debbie F
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Debbie said...

I'm a follower

Debbie F
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Edna said...

I just entered your site on my facebook site,

Thanks

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Edna said...

this is my blog where I put the site

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Abi said...

grammygail said...

Thanks so much for sharing this information. When someone you love has cancer it changes your life as well as theirs’. As a former pastor’s wife so many times I longed for words of comfort, encouragement and even prayers for ill friends and family members. I know Cecil Murphey’s book will be a great help to the many of us who’ve lived with and love cancer patients.
Grammygail

Anonymous said...

My grandma and grandpa both had cancer. Please enter me.

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Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog but I told my mom about your giveaway. Thanks

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Linda said...

At this time my son's father in law has terminal cancer and is in hospice care. My uncle also has cancer but is still receiving treatment.

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Anonymous said...

I'm a follower to your blog.

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Anonymous said...

I'm a subscriber to your mailing list.

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Anonymous said...

My daughter and grand daughter told me about your giveaway.

I don't have an e-mail, but I'll use my granddaughter's

PD [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thanks for the giveaway

CJ

Anonymous said...

My husband and I both have had cancer.

Again I'll use my g.daughter's e-mail.

CJ

PD [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I know many people that have had cancer. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

I told my grandma about your giveaway. Thanks

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Anonymous said...

My in-laws both have had cancer. Thanks for the giveaway I'd love to win.

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Anonymous said...

I'm a follower. Thanks

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Anonymous said...

I'm also a subscriber.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I think cancer affects everyone. I believe there isn't a person that doesn't know someone that has had cancer. There are many in my family that have had cancer. Some are survivors and others weren't. I'd love to win this book. Thanks.

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Anonymous said...

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I'm a subscriber too. Thanks

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Anonymous said...

My mom and dad died from cancer. My best friend's brother and sister dies from cancer. A neighbor of mine died from cancer, a colleague of mine dies from cancer...and the list goes on...

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Anonymous said...

I just subscribed via email.

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Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I follow you. :)

I know several people who have had this. My cousin, my grandma, my husbands father all lost this battle.

Great giveaway.

journey through books @ gmail dot com

Abi said...

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I follow you. :)

I know several people who have had this. My cousin, my grandma, my husbands father all lost this battle.

Great giveaway.

journey through books @ gmail dot com
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