Char’s Gift by Steve Harryman

In The Palm Of His Hands

Char’s Gift by Steve Harryman is a moving and poignant true life story of the author’s wife’s journey through brain cancer since diagnosis in 1995. It is not a gloomy read but a very inspiring and hope-filled one as we read about a huge hearted lady named Char.

What shines through the book is the love Char had for others and for God. She had an unwavering trust in God. “I know God will take care of me.” Char knew “God has His own roadmap for our lives” and she could trust Him to walk alongside her every step of the way.

Char also thought of others before herself – praying with a nurse whilst she herself was a patient in hospital.

Cancer is cruel but Char focussed on the journey of others through cancer and not her own. She gave hope and she spread love. This book is full of the wonderful ways Char and her husband Steve Harryman helped others – they visited, they gave gifts, they set up Hope Through The Storm Ministries and they organised the Hope conferences believing “Hope… has to talk louder than fear.”

There is a powerful quote from Arlene Le Clair whom they met on the journey:

“We see cancer as a gift, an opportunity to share our faith, to let people see from Whom our strength comes.”

This book is truly inspiring. Steve and Char Harryman are an extraordinary couple with huge hearts and a huge faith. This is an amazing book – their love for each other, for others and for God shines through. Feed your faith today with Char’s Gift … don’t forget the tissues though.

I will leave you with a final word from Char:

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.”

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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