Synopses & Reviews
Having just made a cross-country move, Jim expected that his new assignment from God was to teach in a small college in Indiana. He wasn't prepared for the task of dealing with the onset of his wife's battle for her life. A wide prayer network began. With personal reflections on a painful, years-long ordeal of cancer and heart disease, this book is the compilation of those insights, as well as insights on faith, illness, and healing. A special section gives advice on "e;how to think"e; and "e;what to do"e; when faced with life-threatening illness. This is a remarkable true story of a husband's love for his sick wife.
A mature and gritty account of wrestling with God and what it means to be a "e;new creation."e;
-Publishers Weekly Religion Bookline
Paul writes that we are more than conquerors. Nice words. But what does that look like as you crawl through one of life's inevitable long, dark and cold valleys with only an infrequent flicker of light at the end? What difference do faith and friendships make during trials for which no end is in sight? In Letters for Lizzie, Jim O'Donnell has given us a generous gift in showing us what it looks like to meaningfully embrace the enormity of human suffering and at the same time experience the significance of God's sovereignty. This book isn't just for those who are facing a serious challenge, but for anyone who needs some real life encouragement and a renewal of perspective. If you are weary of pie-in-the-sky platitudes or superficial solutions, this book will be a breath of fresh air.
-Gary J. Oliver, Executive Director, The Center of Marriage and Family Studies, John Brown University, and co-author of Raising Sons and Loving It!
A remarkable true story of a husband's love for his cancer-stricken wife, this book contains O'Donnell's insights on faith, illness, and healing. A special section gives advice on "how to think" and "what to do" when faced with life-threatening illness.
What do you do when your spouse is faced with a life-threatening illness? A remarkable true story of a husband’s love for his sick wife.
About the Author
JAMES O¿DONNELL spent many years as an executive in the financial services industry with such firms as Fidelity Investments and the Dreyfus Corporation. He is currently a professor of Business and Economics at Huntington University. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MBA from Columbia University. He is the author of Letters for Lizzie and Walking with Arthur, which chronicle his wife¿s battle with cancer and his spiritual journey as they walked through those trials together. O¿Donnell currently resides in Huntington, Indiana.
Table of Contents
Letter One: Christmas 1994
Letter Two: January 28, 1995
Letter Three: March 9, 1995
Letter Four: May 1, 1995
Letter Five: May 29, 1995
Letter Six: June 24, 1995
Letter Seven: October 7, 1995
Letter Eight: Christmas 1995
Letter Nine: January 26, 1996
Letter Ten: March 7, 1996
Letter Eleven: April 15, 1996
Letter Twelve: May 20,1996
Letter Thirteen: July 2, 1996
Eight Years Later: Some Afterthoughts