I share with you a book spotlight for an incredible book called He’s Making Diamonds: A Teen’s Thoughts On Faith Through Chronic Illness, by Sara Willoughby. This book is releasing TODAY! AHHH!
I am seriously ecstatic to share the news for this, y’all. I had the absolute blessing of beta reading this book and I read it in a day — and it is still firm in my heart! The book is for teens and people with chronic illness, but I could relate to it even as a teen who isn’t ill… And, My Mom has had chronic Lyme disease for years now, so reading this book was so encouraging! Actually, encouraging is a small word. This book is… Moving. Powerful. A GIFT.
Foreword writer: Jon Steingard, frontman for Hawk Nelson
Are you a teenager trying to navigate faith through chronic illness? I’m here to tell you, you are not alone.
When sickness takes over your life, it’s a never-ending battle to make it through each day. How do you cope? How do you keep fighting? Most of all though, how do you find God in the midst of the suffering?
Through my own journey of sickness, I’ve struggled with the same questions—questions we all think but are afraid to ask. My name is Sara, and I’ve been sick with Lyme disease and more since I was fourteen.
Those questions you’re afraid to ask? I’ve asked them too—as have many others.
This book addresses topics and questions such as:
- Why is there sickness?
- Where is God in sickness?
- Resting in the storm
- How to deal with the way chronic illness changes you
- Joy and despair
- Praying through chronic illness
- Relationships in the midst of chronic illness
- And more!
The journey of illness is not an easy one, but hope remains. God hasn’t left us. He hasn’t forgotten us. On the contrary, He’s making diamonds out of us.
S. G. Willoughby is a seventeen-year-old girl with Lyme disease, toxic mold poisoning, and MCS. Currently, she resides in Arizona with her parents and two siblings. In her spare time she loves to write, read, and have adventures.
There is also an INSTAGRAM PARTY live on Tuesday, July 24th, @ 2 p.m. PST — Sara will be giving away a signed copy of the book! HOW COOL?!
I will be posting a review in the future when I buy a paperback copy of this wonderful book. I would recommend this to anyone, whether you or a loved one has a chronic illness or not. God’s truth and word shines so strongly through it… I was able to ask questions, find answers through Scripture, and draw closer to the Lord after reading this blessing.
God bless you all.