“Cancer hurls a family’s life into a storm and gives cause to remember that what we enjoy today is all we know for sure. And that adversity can bring out the best. This is a powerful story about one woman’s climb . . . even higher than Everest!” —Peter Hillary, mountaineer, speaker, and expedition leader, and son of Sir Edmund and Lady Louise Hillary “An incredible book. I was taken on an inspirational journey. The book shares how a life-changing, life-threatening event can give us courage to be real. In the story of Dick and Deb’s journey, I saw fear conquered by love, anger conquered by patience, doubt conquered by hope, and weakness conquered by faith. I want to share this book with those I know and love who are battling their own journey.” —Frances D. Roberson, Executive Director, Community Hospice Foundation Rocky Mount, North Carolina “Honesty, faith and humor are woven throughout this candid book of a couple’s journey through breast cancer. Every aspect of their personal and professional lives and experience with cancer is explored, compared and contrasted. Through it all, their love sustains them, their faith upholds them, and we are touched and blessed by what they reveal about their challenging journey.” —Barbara L Bouton, MA, FT, hospice professional “I found this book to be helpful, honest, and hopeful to persons who are going through their journey of cancer. Your willingness to be so transparent with your own emotional valleys that you both faced will serve to give permission to other couples in taking ownership of their own feelings, rather than continue to live in denial and feelings of guilt. This book will serve as a catharsis for those individuals who are cancer patients and those who are serving as their caregivers.” —Dr. Ross Bauscher, Evangelism Growth Team Kentucky Baptist Convention “I was so moved by Dick and Debbie’s life journey. Don’t Ever Look Down should be mandatory reading for all couples dealing with cancer. The love Dick and Debbie share and their willingness so openly tell their story is incredibly inspiring. They are a true testament to love conquering all; even the cancer mountain.” —Danielle Knox, show host, The Balancing Act “Don’t Ever Look Down is more than just a story; it is a guide to assist you in your own journey through the heartache of cancer. You will be touched by their honesty, hope, and yes, humor. It is an inspiring story of love and commitment that should be required reading.” —Teresa Young, breast cancer survivor
About the Author
Debbie Church has been an oncology counselor for over eighteen years throughout the Southeast. As a support services director at several oncology centers in Atlanta and Florida, she has counseled thousands of cancer survivors. She is the author of dozens of articles dealing with every aspect of this disease. Now she has become a survivor herself and has a greater understanding and awareness of the impact of cancer and treatment from both sides of the desk.
As an ordained minister, Dick Church has served numerous churches in Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia over the past twenty-five years. He has written articles for church growth periodicals and has been a contributing author in books on church missions and outreach. Currently he is a national consultant for one of the largest mission agencies in North America.
Diane Moody is a freelance writer, columnist, editor, and author. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She and her husband, Ken, served churches in Florida before leaving church ministry and moving to Tennessee. Diane's book on prayer, Confessions of a Prayer Slacker, released in August 2010. Her novel Blue Christmas will release in Fall 2011.