In Days Like These: Even in the Darkest Moments, Light Can Shine Through, Kristian Anderson shares his valiant fight with cancer, leaving a powerful legacy for his wife Rachel, his two little boys and the rest of the world. When Kristian wanted to show his wife Rachel how mu... Read More
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When Kristian wanted to show his wife Rachel how much he loved her after learning he was terminally ill, he ended up winning millions of hearts around the world, thanks to the now famous YouTube video he made for her 35th birthday. Like Oprah, who invited Kristian and Rachel on her show, and Hugh Jackman, who helped make one of Kristian's dreams come true by appearing on the tribute, many of us didn't know him but we were so inspired by him that we felt like we did. He touched lives, gave hope and left behind a precious legacy that will mean a longer and better quality of life for thousands of cancer sufferers.
Kristian's faith was foundational to him and he openly shared his prayers, his struggles, and the hope he found in his relationship with God. His story, told in his own words from his blog entries, with additions from his beloved Rachel, proves the ultimate truth - that even in the darkest moments, light can shine through.
Page Count: 208
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Mar 5, 2013
- UPC: 9780310325833
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 198
- Publish Date: Mar 5, 2013
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- BISAC: "BIO018000"
- ISBN: 0310325838
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- This book will pull at your heartstrings by Literary Chameleon on 5/15/13
The video went viral with over 658,000 views and caught the attention of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Hugh Jackman to the Anderson family plight. Kristian managed a successful blog,www.howthelightgetsin.net, which kept people from all over
the world updated on his journey with liver and bowel cancer.
I felt drawn to this book. The cover of the book stared at me from the computer screen asking the mute question, “Why haven’t you read me?” Why? I was afraid it would hurt. I was afraid it would make me cry. This book chronicles Kristian's unfailing faith in the destination despite the rough journey. I knew it would be an emotionally brutal read. And it was. All those things happened—my heart broke, my head ached, I cried, but I’m glad I read it because it shed light on a much larger issue many families face. The author writes with such an honest and open voice and provides a glimpse into a world that I am unfamiliar with. I felt as though I became a part of the journey. I highly recommend this book!
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy through Booksneeze.
- I seldom call a book outstanding but this one is. by Geni on 4/20/13
Reviewing a poorly written book wastes my time so I seldom bother. Therefore, 99.9% of the reviews I post on-line represent worthwhile books. However, maybe once every year or two a book comes along that far outshines others. Days Like These is one of those exceptional volumes.
I relate personally to this story because of similar experiences. Kristian Anderson was a 35 year old Australian blogger fighting colon cancer. Hundreds of thousands read his blog, heard of his love for his wife and his expressions of faith in God.
Even Oprah invited him to share on her show. Other unusual events happened for this family during the battle with cancer.
Other cancer patients will relate to deeply to Kristian’s writing. His story will help family and friends gain a necessary understanding about the thinking and emotions of cancer patients. For example, Kristian sometimes felt like Jekyll and Hyde, wanting to remain kind and loving, but failing.
The author doesn’t answer certain questions--like why some promises from God he believed didn’t happen.
Do we sometimes decide God intends certain Bible promises to be true in our lives, without specifically hearing that God means the promise for US? We assume things God didn’t personally say because that’s what we want so desperately. God’s plans may be far different and greater.
The ending of Days Like These is sad, sweet and unforgettable. The impact of Kristian’s life story on people around the world is huge and immeasurable.