October 30, 2012
Book Description "I want you to know that if my illness inspired you to write these stories, the cancer was worth it."—Deb What stories could possibly make cancer worth it?
Stories that represent a miracle—a lifetime of miracles. Stories that changed the writer as she wrote them and stories that will touch the heart of the reader, one by one by one. Stories that are not just stories. They started out as words of encouragement to a dying woman. They turned into a collection of sparkling and intimate moments, pulled from the past to finally be understood and shared with new meaning.
Story by story, letter by letter, Margaret Terry uncovered powerful pictures in her own life of the one truth that could help carry her friend Deb from this life to the next: God is at work. Together, Deb and Margaret found renewed hope in all the ways God shows up right to the very end. Which is where they found the miracle they'd been praying for all along. In each other.
My Thoughts: Whether spoken or written there is power in words. There are times when I read books like Dear Deb and think what a wonderful idea. Through her writings, Margaret was able to share a little of herself and through her letters forge a friendship and purge herself of some of things she had kept hidden. Things she never shared. Funny isn't it, how one event can change a person.
Dear Deb is a journey. One which we bear witness to the awkwardness and uncertainty of an attempt to remind someone to remain positive when we ourselves are faced with doubt and fear. Watching someone you know go through something so unimaginable that our mouths utter words of inspiration while our minds fear the worse. However, sometimes writing is an easier way to come to face to face with that which holds us back.
Overall, a good read and one which may spark you to launch your own Dear Deb letters for a person in your life.
Disclosure: Many thanks to Booksneeze for the opportunity to review Dear Deb. I received a complimentary book for purposes of facilitating this review.