By JoAnn A. Post
Startled through the unforeseen prognosis of a unprecedented and often-terminal melanoma, JoAnn A. put up chronicles the process her therapy in Songs in My Head
, a magazine written either for her personal sake, and for buddies, kin, and associates. every one of her twelve chemotherapy remedies is gifted as a verse of the songs that hummed in her center in the course of and on the shut of therapy. suggestion and encouragement come via easy occasions just like the go back of a misplaced puppy ("Chasing Maggie") and complex occasions like allergies to chemotherapy ("A fake Summit"). The magazine closes with an historical Jewish ritual of thanksgiving, the Birkat HaGomel
, which areas the author's soreness within the context of the ache and therapeutic of God's humans in the course of the centuries.
While writing from the viewpoint of religion, the writer neither deals effortless options, nor glosses over the tough questions posed via disorder and incapacity. in the course of a tricky time she writes with wish, humor, and honesty. This magazine is written for these dwelling with melanoma, and if you love and deal with them.
"Post . . . speaks to the reader for my part with an depth that tells it love it is, yet which additionally engenders desire and luxury. This ebook is a present to those that have melanoma and those that endure with them."
--David Nahrwold, Retired unswerving and Edith Davis Professor and Chairman, division of surgical procedure, Northwestern University
"Post's eloquent magazine entries from her 12 months with melanoma will without doubt turn into touring partners for others navigating comparable terrain, for she bargains clues on how the soundtrack of our lives--the ballads, the psalms, the liturgies, the hymns, even songs of praise--help make it extra attainable to stand life's awfulness in addition to its moments of grace."
--Deanna A. Thompson, writer of Hoping for extra: Having melanoma, speaking religion, and Accepting Grace
"Because Jo Ann put up paid consciousness to the songs in her head, what usually lies so mysteriously interlaced--anger and humor, lament and desire, letting cross and keeping on, demise and resurrection--is narrated with readability and charm. it is a e-book i'm going to eagerly provide to those who search to maintain religion, wish, and resilience within the face of great ailment, and in addition to those that accompany them."
--Kathleen D. Billman, John H. Tietjen Professor of Pastoral Ministry: Pastoral Theology, Director of the grasp of Divinity software, Lutheran institution of Theology at Chicago
JoAnn A. put up is a Lutheran pastor, author, and melanoma survivor. Raised in rural north relevant Iowa, she attended Wartburg collage and Wartburg Theological Seminary, sooner than serving varied congregation settings in Alaska, Georgia, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Illinois. Her ministry has been devoted to robust preaching and worship management, pastoral care, and group outreach. She lives together with her husband within the Chicago region, and is the mum of 2 grownup daughters.