Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal: Review
These are the questions that plague us every day. As Christians, we are reminded at every turn that we live in a fallen world, marred by sin.
So what happens when the son of good Christian parents gets sick? Can they all just smile and power through treatment and uncertainty? No, certainly not. Christians struggle and question God and worry and do all f the things we are told not to do.
Wednesdays were Pretty Normal: A Boy, Cancer, And God is the story of author, Michael Kelly and his faith journey and growth from the time he learned that his two year old son had cancer.
As a mom of six, I worry constantly that one of my children will become ill. I’d like to say that I have handled all of our (minor) family medical crisis with grace and patience, but I have not.
Wednesdays were Pretty Normal: A Boy, Cancer, And God is a refreshing read because it is so real. Raw even. Kelley compares his journey with his son Joshua with that of the apostle Paul, who also struggled quite publicly through the letters he wrote to the churches that he founded.
Kelley takes on in a journey where faith is not passive, but active. And he learned that faith was something to fight for.
This book is a worthwhile read for anyone who has grasped to answer the questions “Why, why me, why now?”
“Wednesdays were pretty normal,” writes Michael Kelley, looking for a bright spot amidst the chemotherapy routine brought on by his two-year-old son Joshua’s cancer diagnosis. His book of the same name offers much to anyone who’s tired of prescriptive spirituality and would rather acknowledge and work through the difficulties of faith with some transparency.
Joshua battled and beat the disease, but not before his family had to reconcile what it means to believe in God despite a broken world. His dad’s personal account of that fight to survive sparks a larger discussion of how Christians must learn to walk in the light of Christ’s promises despite the dark shadows of earthly pain. Indeed, it’s pain that sometimes opens the door to a deeper experience with Jesus, an authentic relationship that holds steady even when life loses the comfort of normalcy.
Wednesdays were Pretty Normal: A Boy, Cancer, And God can be purchased in both softcover and Kindle editions through Amazon.com.
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