Sunday, April 8, 2012

Because You Care: Book Review

Because You Care

Spiritual Encouragement for Caregivers

Cecil Murphey & Twila Belk & Betty Fletcher

Cecil cares for his wife; Twila cares for her husband.
Each have done so for many years, often very difficult years.
Their own hopes and dreams were either shattered by a diagnosis or slowly ebbed away as their loved ones deteriorated bit by bit, day by day, year upon year.

Long term care of a loved one can often leave a caregiver feeling guilty for doing too much, or too little, or nothing at all.  How should one respond to well-meaning but insensitive questions, especially when the last thing you want to do is ‘be nice’?  How does one cope while watching the one you love suffer through difficult days? Caregivers are often pushed to the limit, sometimes feeling as if every nerve in their body is raw and exposed.

The authors have compiled some of their own stories as well as collected stories from others who are caring for loved ones.  This gift book is written in short story format, like a devotional, easy to read and gain encouragement after just a few moments in its pages.  

Betty Fletcher’s stunning nature photography brings beauty and peace to the pages of gentle wisdom that comes from experience and a deep relationship with the Creator God. 

Because You Care offers encouragement and hope for others who are caring for ill or elderly loved ones.