Many people sheltering at home in Illinois need two things:
Occupation and inspiration.
Reading is a great way to get both. This week, I'm recommending "Miracle of an Ordinary Guy," by Michael Altenhoff of Plainfield.
The prose is candid and readable; the pace of the book is quick. You could read this in one afternoon or evening, although I suggest reading it slower than that, to allow reflection over some of the simple, yet profound, wisdom Altenhoff shares.
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."
Although Altenhoff does chronicle his cancer journey and how the treatment that brought remission also destroyed his lungs (he has since received a double lung transplant), this book really isn't a guide for surviving cancer or feeling supported during a cancer.
It's an open, candid sharing of how one man let God develop a relationship with Altenhoff and then led Altenhoff to healing and new life in Him.
Buy "Miracle of an Ordinary Guy" on Amazon.
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