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LocalLit book spotlight: 'Miracle of an Ordinary Guy' by Michael Altenhoff of Plainfield

Michael Altenhoff of Plainfield wrote this book of true, inspirational stories of his cancer journey and road to healing.
Michael Altenhoff of Plainfield wrote this book of true, inspirational stories of his cancer journey and road to healing.

During these pandemic days, many people are looking for inspiration.

The best place to find it is from people who have endured tough times.

That’s why, in Tuesday’s LocalLit newsletter, I will review “Miracle of an Ordinary Guy,” by Michael Altenhoff of Plainfield.

When I interviewed Altenhoff in 2018, he came into The Herald-News office with his oxygen tank.

At the time, Altenhoff was a cancer survivor waiting for a lung transplant. It wasn’t the cancer that damaged the lungs. It was the treatment.

Altenhoff did have the transplant. He wrote the book before that happened.

Here is its abridged Amazon description: “Altenhoff invites you to return to God and shares his miracle that showed him the path to get there. He offers a conversational style of writing that gives the reader a sense of the mind set of anyone battling the complications of a cancer diagnosis.

“Filled with motivational insights and measurable metrics throughout his recovery that can be applied to your life, this is a book for the weary, the lost, the anxious, and the stressed out – essentially it is a book for everyone.”

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Each week LocalLit will deliver an original short and family-friendly story by a local author to the newsletter’s subscribers or a review of a book written by a local author.

To submit and for information, call Denise M. Baran-Unland at 815-280-4122 or email dunland@shawmedia.com.

To sign up for the newsletter, visit www.theherald-news.com/newsletter/locallit/#//.

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