Based on her twenty-year journey through chronic illness, Wendy Wallace shares practical suggestions for dealing with illness, helping others understand the struggles of the chronically ill, changing personal attitudes, navigating the medical system, and relying on God for strength. She encourages her readers to draw as much as they can from modern medicine but focuses on truths about life, death, joy, pain, and eternity. The author reminds the chronically ill to keep their physical, emotional, and spiritual selves in balance while facing the daily challenges of loving others, working with vast medical bureaucracies, and growing in their relationship with God.
Wendy Wallace practiced clinical social work for over thirty years, maintaining a private practice in which she counseled persons from age eight to eighty. She has taught college for many years and has authored three college textbooks. She has been coping with both acute and chronic illness for twenty years.