The opposite of certainty : fear, faith, and life in between / Janine Urbaniak Reid.
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|Climax Public Library||153.4 REI (Text)||33500013291950||New||Available||-|
|McIntosh Public Library||153.4 REI (Text)||33500013291968||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780785230595
- ISBN: 0785230599
- Physical Description: 273 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Nashville : W Publishing an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2020.
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"Janine Urbaniak Reid didn't want to learn how to live with uncertainty, but when her ten-year-old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor and she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she defied the gravity of her circumstances and emerged transformed"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
With three children, and a husband always traveling on business, Reid might have seemed like a control freak. But her need to be in motion, make lists, and tick off finished tasks belied deeper, darker origins in sexual abuse and family alcoholism. Still, the author seemed to have it all, until her son Mason's hand tremor and headaches began to worsen. At first, a family doctor waved it off, but Mason's symptoms escalated and tests (and another doctor) revealed a brain tumor thought to have been present since birth. The family's equilibrium is thrown wildly off as the family orbits the tumor. Reid and her husband get additional opinions and decide the best course of action for Mason while also trying to parent their other two children. Just as their life seems to find stability, the tumor hemorrhages, and Mason ends up in a coma, later undergoing lengthy rehabilitation. Through it all, Reid leans into her Christian beliefs, seeking solace from friends and prayer. Women's Bible study groups may want to check this out. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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