Hope Transformed

A Battle Strategy for Surviving Life's Greatest Trials

by Joy Cruse



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/22/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781449732455
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781449732448
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781449732431

About the Book

For five years, Joy and Tait Cruse walked closely with God while their four-year-old son, Connor, battled stage-IV cancer. Throughout this time, their primary focus was to navigate through the toughest battle of their lives without losing their hope in Christ. Hope Transformed offers a simple guide in devotional/self-help format for readers to work through their own battles, while garnering strength from God. Many authors offer hope for readers during the battle.  Hope Transformed also speaks to readers who, by not having their desires realized, feel defeated and lost. In the final chapters of the book, they use their post-battle wisdom to answer the compelling question, Where do you go when God says "no"?  The focus of this book is not about the loss of Connor. Connor's life was the stimulus to finding faith and hope in their battle and their loss.  At first, their hope was in Connor's healing, but ultimately their hope was found in Christ.

About the Author

Joy Cruse grew up in a small rural community in Oklahoma as a preacher's daughter.  Growing up in the church armed her with God's Word during the arduous battle that would come years later.  Joy and Tait Cruse's son, Connor, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of four. After a four-year battle, he went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2009. This book is a compilation of journal entries, experiences, prayers and spiritual lessons that were part of their family's journey.  Joy and her husband, Tait, live in Frisco, Texas, with their other three children—Mackenzie, Carson, and Mason.  They also founded TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation, an organization that raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer.  To learn more about TeamConnor, please visit www.teamconnor.org.