John Piper writes on the eve of his own cancer surgery to help others with cancer, as well as their friends and family.
How are we as Christians called to respond when cancer invades our lives, whether our own bodies or those of our friends and family?
On the eve of his own cancer surgery, John Piper writes about cancer as an opportunity to glorify God. With pastoral sensitivity, compassion, and strength, Piper gently but firmly acknowledges that we can indeed waste our cancer when we don't see how it is God's good plan for us and a hope-filled path for making much of Jesus.
Don't Waste Your Cancer is for anyone touched by a life-threatening illness. It first appeared as an appendix in Suffering and the Sovereignty of God. Repackaged and republished, it will serve as a hope-giving resource for healthcare workers, pastors, counselors, and others caring for those with cancer and other serious illnesses.
- Sound Christian guidance from a respected pastor
Anything by John Piper is worth listening to. I purchased this when my boyfriend was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer at Christmas, one week short of his fifty-third birthday; a month earlier, by all appearances, he had been healthy, and incredibly healthy at that--never a smoker, a healthy eater, worked out and exercised regularly, a beautiful man. The most valuable thing I carried away from this was not to look at statistics but instead to turn to God. I listened to this as soon as Rich was diagnosed, and it was a strength as well as a consolation to me, some much-needed sound Christian advice to give me some spiritual direction. There are no sentimental platitudes here, nor would I ever expect such a thing from John Piper.