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Jeremy Marshall was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2013. He was 49 years old, happily married with three children. After undergoing surgery and a course of radiotherapy, Jeremy was declared cancer-free. But three years later he was diagnosed with cancer again, this time in a different form and was told it was incurable.
Beyond the Big C chronicles Jeremy’s extraordinary relationship with cancer and, more than anything, his extraordinary relationship with the person who promises life beyond the prognosis. The essence of Jeremy’s story is that despite the sickness and disease present in the world, a life lived in light of Christ’s death on the cross means there is hope for the future no matter what.
You know when you hear the devastating news that a loved one or even an acquaintance, has an incurable illness and you are at a loss as to what to say? As a Christian you know that Jesus has the words of ETERNAL LIFE but you feel paralysed by a fear that anything you say might be seen as insensitive or that you are somehow unqualified to speak to someone facing a terrible diagnosis that you can’t personally identify with? Jeremy Marshall has provided an answer. This short, accessible book takes roughly forty minutes to read, but here Jeremy shares his frank, honest journey with cancer as a Christian and then explains how Jesus can be with you in the storm. It is a clear, un–sugarcoated, empathetic call to faith in the midst of suffering, to come to the suffering Saviour who Alone can give hope beyond the grave. I will be buying twenty of these as, sadly, I know in time there will be plenty of people to give them out to. Praise God for the message of the Gospel as presented in this little book; thank you Jeremy for this kind gift to the church and others suffering with ‘the Big C’.
Beyond the Big C is not a brief bio of Marshall on his journey with cancer but as his mention it over and over the book, it about someone else (which is Jesus). He gladly admits that he is an ordinary Christian meaning he’s an average Joe with a few (but essential) things he knows about Christianity and why it is true. As you will find in this book, his pain, fear and doubts are the same as what you might experience. However, he is placing his trust whatever the outcome of his battle to God. And he is challenging you whatever your struggling to place it also to God. As Marshall shares his beliefs you’ll find that he’s not arguing Christianity as an excellent apologist or well learned theologian. He comes in the book as a friend with enough convictions that will not turn you off because it’s becoming preachy or technical. Nor Marshall over loads you with information. Consider him as a stranger starting a conversation with you in a coffee shop, at a park bench or at a hospital lobby. Marshall is sharing the Christian message with a comforting and encouraging tone without compromising it.
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