Friday, May 27, 2011


By popular demand--ENCORE FEATURED BOOK on Leona's blog

Discount extended through JUNE + a Bonus gift book!

Hospital Gowns Don't Have Pockets!

Struggling with Physical Illness

Why Me? What Now?

by Leona Choy

Everyone needs this book! I may fool myself thinking that illnesses, accidents and surgeries only happen to other people. However, most of us don't live out our lives without going through an illness or hospital adventure of some sort. Few reach Medicare age without outpatient or inpatient events--a biopsy, -oscopy, X-ray, blood profile or other diagnostic goodies. It comes with the package of living our mortal life in our "Earth Suit".

Cheer up! Hospitals are ideal places not only for bodily repair but excellent classrooms for soul-searching and life evaluation.

This popular book explores whether there is meaning in physical affliction for the Christian. The biblical principles are valid whether or not the illness leads to hospitalization. The author takes the reader from initial questions and struggles when illness first strikes, through hospital adventures and the potholes and adjustments of recovery.

At the end of each chapter, the author offers thoughtful "Personal Workout" questions for reflection or group discussion based on topics just covered. Ideal for a support group or personal study.

The reader will explore questions like: Who caused my illness, God or Satan? What did I do to deserve this? Can God heal me? Will He? Should I exercise faith, oppose the devil, and refuse to accept my illness? Could my life be over? Is this a test from God? What's the worst case scenario? For what purpose might God be bringing this experience into my life? Is my illness a friend or an enemy? Why does God seem so far away when I need Him most? What if I can't get through this?

The author maintains that God has a purpose for every experience He permits us to go through. She includes a "Back of the Book" section for readers to make sure their faith in God is intact when they march through hospital doors. Also included are forms for Living Will decisions and other valuable resources.

A major part of the book deals with the Recovery Period in which the author shares sound biblical, psychological and health counsel with hints of humor. "What ifs" are met head on. No pussy-footing over questions like "What happens if I have to live a chronic 'un-whole' life with a 'thorn in my flesh' and without perfect health for the rest of my life?" "How can I please God and be useful to Him while gazing at the ceiling from my bed or from a wheelchair?"

The author knows what it is to walk in hospital slippers. Her first encounter with the O.R. was a "biggy"--lung cancer surgery--"out of the blue." A life-changing and learning experience, she claims in hindsight, that has proved invaluable.

The text is enhanced by the cartoon-like original illustrations of artist Gail Waeber, who created "GG the Bunny" especially for Leona's book. He hops through the pages with the reader while attended by "Miss Meow" the nurse--a charming, light touch for a book that wrestles with serious matters.

Some chapter titles are: Jumping Over Hurdles; No Wheeling or Dealing; Dancing in Bed; Are We Having Fun Yet? Going Through Spiritual College; Is There Life After Hospital?; Oil in My Water; Bench Warming Lessons; Can I Add Cubits?

An invaluable volume for EVERYONE! Order unlimited additional copies for other hurting, ill, or aging friends and family. Who doesn't have such people in his or her life?

Leona's bonus gift book with every order is a copy of "Are You Mad at Me, God? Jumping Illness Hurdles," (regular price $9.95) setting forth important spiritual principles of working through any illness.

This shorter book, ideal for giving to friends in the hospital or recovering at home, includes excerpts from the first section of her book Hospital Gowns.

Regular price $16.95 but a SPECIAL DISCOUNT
when you purchase it this June!
BOTH books for $13 plus $3 S/H

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