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Hope Healed Her (and it just might help you too)

Imagine waking up one morning with the ability to see out of only one good eye, without the power to move your limbs, and with a tangle of tubes extending from your body like tentacles. Now imagine having no idea how you got in such a predicament.Jay and Katherine

Such is the story of my friend Katherine Wolf, who suffered a massive brain stem stroke a few years ago. And though she should be dead, she isn’t. And though her husband, Jay–who was was left alone to care for their six-month old son and his suddenly severely disabled wife–should have lost hope, he didn’t.

Their new book, Hope Heals, tells the story of their harrowing journey and the hope that has sustained them. In it they honestly and vulnerably recount all they lost and all they found and the Source for the miracle of life and their hope amid hopelessness.

I could not recommend a book more highly than this.

My wife and I have had our own journey with pain, unexplained suffering, and an unknown future, and in the pages of Hope Heals, in the retelling of Jay and Katherine’s profound experience, we connected again with the One we trust. And hope was rekindled.

This is story you need to read and, most likely, need to pass on to someone in your life who needs it too. Jay and Katherine are gifted story tellers who have navigated the nightmare, and in their tears, doubts, fear, and faith they have found new, life-giving hope. And they want the same for you.

Get Hope Heals here. 

Want a preview? Check out Katherine’s “Huffington Post” interview here.

Want a tiny incentive? Buy Hope Heals and send a screenshot of your receipt to christopher@christopher-greer.com, and I’ll send you a free copy of my e-book, 5 Core Christian Beliefs and Why They Actually Matter. 

Read on, friends. There is much to be hopeful about.

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5 Ways to Help Our Family…Will You Pick 2?

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The letter ‘N’, or the Arabic symbol pictured here, is used by ISIS to mark the homes of the Christians they are murdering, capturing, and driving from Iraq. The Islamic terrorist group chose this letter because it stands for the Nazarene,that is Jesus of Nazareth. It represents the One the Iraqi Christians claim as their Lord, and the One that makes us family.

Hundreds of thousands of people  around the world have adopted the letter and joined the #WeAreN campaign to show solidarity with Iraqi Christians. And we should too. I have half a mind to go and paint the letter on the outside of my apartment right now.

This is just one, simple way we can begin to answer  the question I posed in my previous blog: what can we do to help our family? But we need to do more.

I’m writing today to ask for your help.

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