As you scan through the pages and writings that are shared, I hope you are encouraged and strengthened in your faith.
Amid storms that come, God is more than able to carry you through to your promised land. We aren't promised a life without pain and hurt, but we are promised that He will be with us.
- Lisa Stringer
How could a book about cancer be inspirational and faith-build- ing? It’s because Lisa Stringer’s book focuses not on the power of cancer, but on the goodness of God and His faithful presence while we seem to be walking through “the valley of the shadow of death” (Psalm 23:4). Many people who receive a cancer diagno- sis are overwhelmed by fear. Some immediately put their trust in medical science, as if God was no longer the Great Physician. Others reject medical options altogether, hoping for a divine miracle, but refusing to avail themselves of the help of doc- tors. Lisa Stringer’s book is an honest account of the how the Stringer family sought the Lord’s guidance each step of the way, ultimately experiencing profound victory amid gut-wrenching challenges. Whether you or a loved one is facing cancer or some other life-altering trial, you will be transformed by the hope and courage you find in these pages.
Perspective changes not with words, but with life’s challenges encountered. What we take for granted can be stripped away with one doctor’s diagnosis. In her book, Lisa Stringer shares her own journey of realization, not as the patient, but as the wife of the one who experienced the diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer. I believe this will not only encourage family members but be a great tool for all who are navigating the roadblocks of life.
I just finished reading God Did Not Do This to Me and felt it was well written. I enjoyed reading it and could see (and feel) the hand of God through your family battle and journey with cancer then remission. A good writer makes you feel as if you were there during the story line, and Lisa Stringer came through in that area. Your testimony will continue to be a great source of encouragement to many as you share your story of faith, com- mitment, and God’s grace with those in need.
The chronicle of this journey moved me deeply because I have witnessed this priceless family minister through this personal trial with a tangible, authentic consistent witness in every place to every face, every time. The love and reality of God was shared with everyone in their path: medical personnel, patients, family, friends, associates, and strangers. Doug and Lisa’s deep desire for all to know the Lord personally and be saved shines through this testimony. Furthermore, they continued to contend for
their nation and world even though in this health battle. Their eyes were stayed on the Lord to overcome. “So help me God” is a theme throughout this story as this family leaned upon the truth of Scripture—the living Word of God Himself—and kept their radar focused on the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a call to believers everywhere to fast and intercede for our fellow brothers and sisters in need. Whether a health crisis or another battle, this journey will lead you to seek the Lord for your own victory! I thank God for His kingdom increase through the healing of Doug and grace to his family—so that privilege of the irrevocable call of God flies on like the eagle
The unexpected crisis in life comes to all of us without warn- ing or time to prepare. That is why this book is a must read! It will encourage, give hope, and help to those who are currently trying to maneuver the hairpin curve of crisis and it will help those whose road is currently smooth and straight to now make large deposits of faith and trust in our God who will see all of us through the good, bad, and impossible moments of this life. Thank you for sharing what it means to walk by faith and not by sight!
The world so much starves for the lack of the real, day-to-day stories of those who have encountered troubles, even life-threat- ening assaults, and have experienced the transformative power and relief of the gospel. Lisa Stringer shares just such a personal and family story in her new book, God Did Not Do This to Me.
Her words of her personal and her family’s struggles as her hus- band was diagnosed with stage-four cancer are reminiscent of the apostle Paul’s incredible and palpable words in his letter to the Philippians. Therein, he describes his many struggles and agonies as a “ fellowship of [Christ’s] sufferings,” which led to such a valuable result in his life that far surpassed any and every- thing else that he as a human being could ever experience—that being “knowing Christ Jesus [his] Lord!” Lisa Stringer’s story is just such a similar, transparent testimony. I heartily recommend everyone read and listen to her victorious battle!