Beyond sending a get-well card many people kw little about supporting someone through a serious illness -- let alone passing through one themselves. Life on Hold answers the need of many people who face -- or may soon be faced with -- a health crisis of longer duration. Written by a father and daughter who lost their wife and mother to an extended battle with cancer, this sensitive personal journal is dotted with illustrations from real-life survivors. Each chapter offers tools for dealing with the challenges of physical illness. A practical, spiritual handbook, it shows sufferers, ministers, lay workers, family, and friends how to trust God during a season of recovery or release. Scripture and counsel on getting through the first several weeks are among this book's most rare and precious gifts.
Laurel Brunvoll, co-author of Life on Hold, conducts workshops for hospice organizations, churches, and counselling groups, helping the critically ill cope optimistically in the midst of crisis. She's published more than 800 articles in magazines and newspapers, and has been featured on national and local television and radio programs in the United States. Laurel lives with her husband and two sons in Gaithersburg, Maryland.- Publisher.