Review: Hoping for More

I am pleased to announce that I've had a book review published at The book is Hoping for More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith, and Accepting Grace by Dr. Deanna Thompson. Deanna is a theologian and professor at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota (my Alma Mater), as well as my advisor and friend.

So I'm pretty biased. But it's a lovely book. I wanted to do something to honor her and her book. I thought a review was the best way for me to do that. I was also inspired by my mother's passion for the book. She bought multiple copies and started giving them out to her friends. She is also a three time (!) cancer survivor. After I told her the review had been published she told me she had bought four more copies to give out to more friends. Her love of the book should be recommendation enough for anyone.

Anyway, now you can read Disembodied Beard with the full knowledge that I'm a big-time, published, writer guy. Here's a short excerpt from the full review:

"Throughout the book, Thompson takes the reader through her journey with cancer, through good and bad days, through bliss and despair, through many tongue-tied moments in the face of grace and trauma. Throughout her narration of this journey, she pauses to reflect on theological implications of her life as a cancer patient, the lives of the loved ones around her, and living in the face of death, while hoping for the future promised by God. The result of her open hearted witness is an accessible book with deep theological grounding that I would recommend to anyone -- especially those living through their own suffering or the suffering of a loved one."

Tell your friends, all four of you!


Many thanks to Ministry Matters for opting to publish my review!