Dying To Be Healed
A Nurse’s Story Of Love, Hope and Faith
Dying to be Healed follows Holly Gerrish’s touching and intensely personal journey when her husband, Mark, is diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight and, fifteen years later, with ALS. In spite of her nursing experience and long-held beliefs, Holly ventures beyond the boundaries of medicine in an effort to help improve her husband’s prognosis.
Holly shares her story of love, courage, new-found faith and the hidden gifts she discovers while caring for a husband living with a terminal illness. Most important, an unexpected encounter with life after death provides her with insight into the angels among us.
If you enjoyed the movies Love Story, The Theory of Everything and Ghost, and the book My Sister’s Keeper, you will love Dying to be Healed.
“The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”
~ Pierre de Coubertin ~
FROM THE BOOK
“I took a sip of water and then walked through the darkness and crawled into bed. I held Mark’s hand and kissed him goodnight. I continued to reel in grief as the reality of losing someone I had come to love more than I ever thought possible was looming. I lay awake, quietly sobbing, wondering if I was being unrealistic, too hopeful. Had I been naive? Had I been fooled into thinking all of these complementary therapies or God could heal him of ALS?”
Engaging. Powerful. Emotional. Inspirational.
PRAISE FOR DYING TO BE HEALED
I absolutely LOVED your book!!!! I devoured it in no time! I really enjoyed reading all the stories of the little “coincidences”… There are no such things as coincidences. Rather, there are bazillions of divine interventions. Your story is certainly one that needs to be shared with the world.
I read Dying to be Healed in two sittings, which is a strong testament to how well written it was, given the emotional weight in there. Not ashamed to admit I had to pause a few times, as the room would tend to get a little dusty… An amazing accomplishment.
I finished your book yesterday and cried my eyes out! What a beautiful heart wrenching love story. I felt like I lived it with you and also felt supported by your strength.
I started reading your book this afternoon and could not put it down until I had finished it.
It is so beautifully written. Your story broke my heart and I cried through many pages. … You have taught me so many things through your book; not only about medicine and alternative therapies but about the strength of family and true love. Thank you so much for sharing your journey.
I finally got my nerve up and read your wonderful book!! So heart wrenching and beautiful all at the same time. You are amazing and the book will be inspiring to many people I’m sure!
Dying To Be Healed reveals Holly’s drive, dedication, and deep love for her husband as she explores and pursues any alternatives to save his life. It will bring you to tears, open your heart and make you reflect on her life, your life and the power of love. This book will touch your soul like no other book you have ever read.