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In His Hands, I Am Healed by Laura J. Weber is a touching biographical nonfiction book about the author’s four-and-a-half year battle with cancer. Written from a devout Christian perspective, the book details the difficulty of Laura’s journey through multiple surgeries and radiation treatments for recurring cancer and her experience of God’s miraculous healing which removed a final outbreak of cancer from her body. Pinioned on the story of David and Goliath, which is a theme returned to frequently as a cornerstone of the book, and punctuated by “Laura’s Journey Lessons” sprinkled through the chapters to highlight the primary topics, it’s an inspirational and sincere journal that will help anyone needing God’s guidance to overcome a tough situation in their lives.
In His Hands, I Am Healed walks us through every step of one woman’s amazing experience so that all can share it with her and apply it to what they are going through. I found it went far beyond the subject matter of cancer by paralleling spiritual growth with each step of the medical journey in an uplifting and challenging way. Laura J. Weber is upfront about the impatience and fear that comes with big struggles in life and her good attitude and heartfelt decisions to choose faith and hope at every turn when she could have chosen bitterness or anger makes this great reading for someone in a hard time. With a helpful list of Christian books that she found encouraging, real posts made throughout her illness on her private Facebook group, and amazing encouragers like the F.R.O.G button that inspired her (Fully Rely on God), Laura has pieced together her story into one that gave me a lot to think about and blessed me tremendously.
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