Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Book Review: When God Intervenes by Dabney Hedegard

This is not just another story of a woman surviving cancer.  This is not just another story of God stepping in and performing miracles.

Dabney Hedegard faced death many times.  When I say faced death I mean she was at the state where her next breath most likely would be her last.  Six weeks into her first pregnancy an eight-inch tumor embedded in her chest was discovered.  With abortion not an option she'd consider, treatment was postponed until she had progressed in the pregnancy.  This was the beginning of her ten year battle against cancer, cardiomyopathy, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary embolism, acute pneumonia, kidney failure, respiratory failure, and heart failure.

Dabney is not a woe is me person and she had every right to be.  She took every step as it came, the good and the bad.  She put her life in God's hands.  She did fall to the floor and cry at one point but who's to blame her?  She's suffered more than anyone's fair share.

Why did God send her to the brink so many times and then bring her back each and every time?  She doesn't know.  We don't know.  All we know is He did.  This is Dabney's story.

God is in control.  He does things we don't understand, but He also cares for us.  When it's not our time to go He won't take.  When it's not Dabney's time to go, He lets her stay.

I read this book as a review request from netgalley using Adobe Digital on my laptop.  All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated for this review in any way.

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