I’m pleased to be able to feature the new book, Healed Healthy and Whole by Marion Pyle and to welcome a guest post from her. She would like to send the winner of a drawing an autographed copy of her book. You can put a comment on this blog post or write me: Kathyspeak AT aol DOT com. I will draw the winner on September 29th.

Here is Marion’s story:

Grateful Warriors
How We Beat Cancer against All Odds
by Marion M. Pyle

Sometimes in life, a trial can hit so ferociously it brings you to your knees. Your normal little world is instantly hurled upside down and you’re left gasping for breath.

This was my story in March 2012, when my husband, Russell, the love of my life, was diagnosed with bladder cancer. It was so malevolent chemotherapy treatments were not even an option. Suddenly, despite years of living a healthy lifestyle, we found ourselves facing a savage giant with a lust for killing. We’d been ambushed, and the shock left us feeling out of control and helpless.

But, not for long.

As a believer of 27 years and a woman of prayer, I fell on my face before the Lord like the Shunamite woman in 2 Kings who gripped the prophet Elisha’s feet pleading for the life of her dying son. We reached out to our community of faith and got referrals to excellent doctors and therapists. We mobilized several prayer sessions with groups ranging from 5 to 50 people. We pored over Scriptures, memorized and prayed back to God those promises the Holy Spirit made jump off the page and into our hearts. We did a rigorous spiritual inventory to cleanse unresolved issues and emotional wounds. We had our church elders anoint Russell with oil and pray over him.

As we labored—and we labored hard—God led us to the world of integrative therapies: Therapies that treat the whole person— body, mind and spirit—and not just the tumor; approaches that are non invasive, non toxic and don’t get you sick to get you well; treatments that use food as medicine and repair the immune system so disease cannot find a foothold.

For ten months, we experienced hope and despair, advances and set backs, breakthroughs and let downs. But in January 2013, against all odds, Russell was declared cancer free, his bladder remains intact and he is, once again, a healthy and vigorous man.

The American Cancer Society tells us that in our lifetime, 1 in 3 people will get cancer and 1,500 Americans die from it every day. This does not have to be the case! With the right lifestyle choices, we can reduce our risk for cancer by up to 70 percent. Comprehensive, integrative therapies can also reverse even advanced stages of cancer and restore people to a health and wellness.

This is why I wrote my book: Healed, Healthy and Whole, How We Beat Cancer with Integrative Therapies and Essential Healing Strategies. (www.healedhealthyandwhole.com)

In the beginning of our journey, we knew little about alternative treatments. Now, we’re committed to helping others also find physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. In that spirit, my book is an offering to all who are searching. I pray it not only provides the hope, guidance and resources you need, but that one day you and your loved one are also able to say, “I am healed, healthy and whole.” To God be the glory.

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