Title: My Journey: Reflections on Life from a Cancer Survivor
Publisher: West Bow Press, 2012
Reviewer: Carol Singleton, Queen’s nurse clinical project manager end of life care, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
What was it like?
This book is fairly short but well worth reading with just over 100 pages of poetry describing Shirley’s journey from her diagnosis of breast cancer, through her various treatments, her spiritual guidance, talking about how and where she was able to gain courage from and ending in a chapter called “the journey brings fulfillment”.
What were the highlights?
Each chapter starts with an explanation of its contents. There is a short biography at the end of the book and also a list of Bible Endnote references.
Who should read it?
I would recommend this book to anybody involved in caring for others either in a professional or informal capacity. The poems are short and easy to read, leaving you with feelings of peacefulness while enjoying Shirley’s writing “where courage, faith, and joy abound”.