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A Journey Through Cancer




Format: Paperback

Size: 216mm x 140mm

Pages: 60

Release Date: September 2020

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781912863563


For most people, a cancer diagnosis is one of the most devastating experiences of their lives.John Ellwood not only writes about his own personal experience with cancer, but also provides a guide to those navigating its troublesome path. A Journey Through Cancer deals with the public perception of cancer, the highs and lows of treatment, and the two potential outcomes. It weaves in spiritual aspects of sickness and scriptural support from the Bible. It provides practical tips and emotional advice in a balanced and sensitive way that treads the line of this incredibly harmful disease skilfully.


John Ellwood spent his working life as a teacher of English and Humanities, church leader and Head Teacher in Oxfordshire, including thirty years on the staff of The King's School, Witney. He is married to Celia, and they have four children and, at the last count, eight grandchildren.


'John is not only a cancer survivor, but also a loving pastor and a thoughtful teacher, and what he's written is rich with understanding both of human suffering and of God s word. It did me good to read this booklet. I was not only informed, but fed and I strongly recommend it to all those caring for someone facing a life-limiting medical diagnosis.'

Steve Jones, Senior Pastor, Oxford Community Church, Team Leader, Salt & Light Advance

'With 1 in 2 people in the UK facing the likelihood of a diagnosis of cancer in their lifetime, either we, or someone known to us, will undoubtedly face this issue. John's book, written out of his personal journey will therefore have wide appeal. While written from his own deeply Christian faith perspective, its practical nature will help people of all faiths and none, and the pastoral pointers at the end of each chapter are a great resource for those journeying with family and friends through this brutal disease. I warmly recommend it.'

Mike Beaumont, Bible Teacher, Author and Broadcaster

'Some stories are too good to be true. This is a good story because it s true, and too good not to be told. It's the story of two journeys in one. The first, John's journey with cancer raw, vulnerable, devoid of treacly sentiment. The second, John's journey with God tender, authentic, glorious! It's a riveting read. It's also an excellent handbook for pastors, carers and friends of others like John, full of wisdom and helpful tips.'

Rick Thomas, Hospital Doctor and Pastor, Salt and Light Ministries

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